Dally’s Fly Fishing Report 2/11/22

Mike and Chad Johnson with a gorgeous specimen on a CJ streamer

COLD, hot, windy and sunny, it has been all of the above this week and more, with flows bouncing around as well.

The cold mornings has been delivering some 4 unit flows in the morning but through the afternoons there has been some lower flows on the White. Over on the Norfork there has been a lot more wading opportunities, with some short pushes.

Sixty plus degrees delivers some beautiful afternoons, but doesn’t help those looking for consistent flows.

With this weekend looking chillier we shall wait to wait and see whether its going to be a low water weekend or one with some streamer water.

White River variety: an evening double at Bull Shoals for Jake and Chad, Steve Dally image


The has been all sorts of flows this week to keep everyone guessing, with big swings between the morning pushes and the lower afternoon flows.

Last weekend delivered water under 2 units despite the cold, but we will have to wait until late this afternoon to see if that pattern will continue when the SWPA Schedule is released.

Streamer fishers are chasing the bigger water with Double Deceivers, CJ’s Sluggos, Bangtails, Twerking Minnows and Lap Dancers all pulling fish. It’s handy having a couple of line choices like a type 6 for the morning water and a type 3 for the afternoon.

Nymph fishers are fishing eggs and Tailwater Jigs, or white mops/AR Beadheads ahead of a midge and finding some fish. Haven’t seen many reports of shad around but definitely worth looking on the Upper River or the ‘fork.


With a lot of the attention focussed on the White, you might find some peace and quite on the Norfork.

Pay attention to those brief releases too and always have a way out.

Weighted eggs and smaller Midges, like Knowles Ruby and Rootbeer are good bets. Scuds and sowbugs are also good choices, or pick a non descript in the middle like a Sunday Special