IT is that time of the year again when the stripedy basses start running up the tributaries of the White River lakes.

This is some killer fun with a good looking, hard pulling, fly smacking bundle of silver joy to chase, just checkout our Hillbilly Coho video from last season.

The funky weather with temperatures up and down hasn’t allowed the striped bass, white bass and hybrids to settle into their spawn run quite yet, just some teaser action with the best yet to come.

Next Saturday we have the guru of Ozark temperate bass, Bill Butts, giving a superb, detailed picture of how to chase these species across the Ozarks from Oklahoma to Mississippi and beyond.

You will learn behaviour, feeding patterns, places, flies to tie and the gear to throw them with. You will likely be sitting alongside a couple of our flyshop guys who also want to step up their game. Bill is the real deal on these species and he’s a lot of fun to hang out with as well.

Class Name: Fly Fishing for the Temperate Basses

Class Date: April 18, 2015

Times: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Class Fee: $65