Chausse’s 2-Footer To Kick Off 2015


Paul Chausse’s put in the hard yards for this fish, a 24” streamer brown from the White on Saturday. Paul’s been doing this stuff for many years, ties a fine streamer pattern himself and has rowed buddies into much bigger browns. Just not on the end of his rod.

So he was pretty chuffed to get this one into the boat, to kick start the 2015 streamer season, in some quite moderate flows on one of his own Double Deceivers.

If you were around at last year’s Streamer Lovefest, Paul was part of Matt Tucker’s hard working crew on the smoker delivering up that delicious pulled pork. This year Paul’s going to be one of out feature tyers, after I got a closeup look at his flies last Lovefest.

The tying group is pretty cool headlined by the Godfather of Modern Streamer Fishing Kelly Galloup, and Angler’s Choice Flies’ Mike Schmidt our own Chad Johnson, Alex Lafkas & Steve Dally, Musky guide and annual favorite Chris Willen, Fly Fishing the Ozarks Brian Wise, Ozark Sweetwater’s Jeff Trigg and Chausse.

We are also particularly thankful for the support from Rainy’s Flies for helping get Kelly in from Montana and Rim Shoals Resort for helping us accommodate the tiers.

There are still a couple of spot’s available for the Kelly Galloup tying class from 9-3.30 on Saturday, on the 31st.

Tucker will lead a crew, supported by Shawnee Supreme Boats to serve up a whole smoked Pig for Lovefest 2015 on January 31. There will be snack food coming off the smoker during the day if you are swinging by the shop. There will be plenty of entertainment and of course prefishing time for those in for the opening of the Bull Shoals C & R zone on the 1st of February.

We will be seeing the Sage & Rio guys setting up their mobile showroom on Saturday if you want to swing in and cast rods, check out lines and more. Demos will be conducted all day.

Once again this is a free event, thanks to our partners, though we will be getting everyone to dip into the pocket for the Trout Unlimited Streamer Box, with flies tied by every tier on the night.