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Article in local Arkansas paper give reference fishing for trout on Spring River using Y2K Bugs,Brownies and Cotton Candies, a follow up as per state fishing report is no longer available so I'm assuming these are flies?, any info would be appreciated.

 

Here are a few links to each of the flies. The brownie can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook. It has a marabou tail and a mylar braid body painted to look like a small brown trout. I hope this helps.

 

 

http://www.fishtec.co.uk/productdetailinfowithoptions.cfm/rutland-tubes-and-glass-minnows/brownie-fly/40/no/46192

 

http://www.lakemarie.com/Fly%20Patterns/Fly%20Pattern,%20Cotton%20Candy.html

 

I have done fairly well on the Spring River with a olive wooly bugger with only 2-4 strands of crystal flash in the tail. But to be honest, I actually did a lot better with a version of black wooly bugger that used only two materials. the tail was black marabou and the body was a Black crystal type knitting yarn for scarves that I picked up at either Michael's or Joann Fabrics. The material looks like extremely long Estaz chenille that a cat tore apart. It's very sparse but the individual fibers are about 1-1.5" long. It makes an awesome wooly bugger. A buddy of mine who saw how effective it was, decided he wanted to tie some up for himself after the trip. The interesting thing was that the guy HATES fishing subsurface and never fishes a wooly bugger. It's dry flies almost exclusivley. But when he saw me picking fish off like I was shooting fish in a barrel he changed his tune.

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Here are a few links to each of the flies. The brownie can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook. It has a marabou tail and a mylar braid body painted to look like a small brown trout. I hope this helps.

 

 

http://www.fishtec.co.uk/productdetailinfowithoptions.cfm/rutland-tubes-and-glass-minnows/brownie-fly/40/no/46192

 

http://www.lakemarie.com/Fly%20Patterns/Fly%20Pattern,%20Cotton%20Candy.html

 

I have done fairly well on the Spring River with a olive wooly bugger with only 2-4 strands of crystal flash in the tail. But to be honest, I actually did a lot better with a version of black wooly bugger that used only two materials. the tail was black marabou and the body was a Black crystal type knitting yarn for scarves that I picked up at either Michael's or Joann Fabrics. The material looks like extremely long Estaz chenille that a cat tore apart. It's very sparse but the individual fibers are about 1-1.5" long. It makes an awesome wooly bugger. A buddy of mine who saw how effective it was, decided he wanted to tie some up for himself after the trip. The interesting thing was that the guy HATES fishing subsurface and never fishes a wooly bugger. It's dry flies almost exclusivley. But when he saw me picking fish off like I was shooting fish in a barrel he changed his tune.

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Though I'm not a fly fisherman I intend on my next trip Spring River trying a Float/Fly combinations with a 9' Crappie rod, difficult for me to wade/fish as I wear a prosthesis so I'm regulated to bank fishing or carrying a cane/stool seat combo in about knee deep in water to sit on, where abouts do/did you fish the Spring river?

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