Dally’s Fly Fishing Report 4/22/22

Terri McQueary capped off a great day with Luke Coffey with this 23.5″ brown

THIS week has had it all, wind, rain hail and sunshine. But today is going to turn those frowns upside down.

Finally it seems we are going to have a confluence of war and sunny and lower flows, with around a unit of water scheduled all day on the White.

This should start to hopefully spread out the crowds a little, particularly over the weekend, if this becomes a settled pattern

Great fish on a dry for Mark Saladin, fun fishing with his sone guide Michael

Caddis should be popping over a much longer length of river tomorow, perhaps from Rim to Bull Shoals or perhaps further.

Sounds like this is going to be an awesome weekend.

Rocky from Wichita out with guide Duane Bell


A ood one frm guide Brian Kick

It is caddis, caddis caddis right now and load your boxes.

Start off with the ubiquitous Sunday Special, in multiple sizes, Dally’s Mother’s Day Caddis and Nick’s Fat Caddass.

Trailing flies can be Ruby and Rootbeer midges on the lower flows, perhaps a #16 Cadass, or Tailwater Jig.

Or try a Tailwater or Mother’s Day Caddis on the trail. These two also work well suspended under a dry fly.

Our go to dry remains Ralph Cutter’s E/C Caddis, or a simple parachute caddis or the always reliable Elk Hair Caddis.

Gregg Allen from Tx found this shiny specimen with Steve Dally


The Princess of Tailwaters has been getting somewhat overlooked witht he flush of caddis on the White and the on/off generation schedule.

But Norfork will be off till 3/4pm tomorrow, to delight the wade traffic, and the caddis should be popping, by late morning.

The more bouyant Elk Hair Caddis is a favorite on Norfork’s moe turbulent water, but switch to the E/C Caddis in the flattest of pools.Soft Hckles can be extremely productive as can more traditional numph rigs with Sunday Specials and Graphic Caddis patterns