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Winter is the perfect time for a gathering of fly fishing families to gather.

The Annual Oklahoma Fly Fishers Extravaganza has been an event that Davy and I have enjoyed participating in for three consecutive years.

If you are in the area, come by and see us at our table; we will be tying and have items available for purchase.

Additionally there will be other vendors, tyers and guest speakers scheduled throughout the day.

The information for this can be found on this flyer.

See you there!

TBird

 

 

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https://ozarkflyfisherjournal.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/loneliest-mayfly-_-davy-wotton/

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Davy Wotton and long time friend, Kelly Galloup at Dally's Ozark Fly Fishers annual Streamer Love Fest last night in Cotter, Arkansas. (Photo courtesy of TBird.)

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Selfie op here- TBird and Kelly Galloup at Dally's Streamer Love Fest. TBird photo.

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Streamer Love Fest 2015 was a personal complete success from an attendee perspective. Kudos to the efforts by all involved! Well done!

Davy reminisces with Jim and Brenda Duggan (above photo) over some artistic drawings of well known Legends of Fly Fishing.

Although this event held annually is a celebration of the technique of streamer flies and fishing streamers, it appeared to me that it could have been an abbreviated version of Who’s Who of Fly Fishing.

One thing for sure, right there under the roof of Dally’s Ozark Fly Fishers last night there was no shortage of decades of experience in the art of fly fishing and fly tying.

Everyone seems to eventually settle into a style and technique in the world of fly fishing and tying, just one of the aspects in my opinion that makes this sport especially unique. The other being that it truly can be enjoyed by all ages, without regard to gender.

I had such a terrific time and wish that I had took more pictures but got so busy visiting with all who gathered; a spectacular precursor to the areas next annual event, Sowbug Roundup 2015!
Many conversations last night included plans to attend the Sowbug event. As time gets a bit closer I will be posting information and a reminder for you.

In closing, besides Superbowl 49 today, Bull Shoals trophy zone also opens. Be sure to check the regulations for fishing zones and if you are unsure, stop in at Dally’s for newest copy (or many other locations) or go online to: http://www.agfc.com for up to date regulation changes- 2015 Arkansas Game and Fish Trout Fishing Guidebook.
Ignorance will get you a fine!

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We take violations on our trout serious here in Arkansas.

Our Game and Fish Field Officers are invaluable to the conservation of our rivers and the aquatic inhabitants who thrive in the White and Norfork Rivers, hats off and a huge thanks to all of them.

You too can protect our resources while on our rivers by calling the Stop Poaching Hotline open 24/7: a Toll free number 800-482-9262. Put this number in your phone contacts before you head to the river.

Keep a hook in the vise,

TBird

For those of us who aren’t yet converts of using the term Fly Fishing Fair…the last week of September til the first week in October will find every guide in a tissy with bookings …the rivers will be wild with fly fishers from across the country for one last get together this year!

The website and registration info on the event is fully vested as I am given to understand.

Davy has a Friday program on the water.
I will be tying on Saturday.

We do not have a booth as we have too many scheduled conflicts at the time.

To pre register or see a full schedule visit http://www.southerncouncilfff.org

Til Then- keep a hook in the vise.

TBird

Davy Wotton speaking at 89er's TU Chapter- January 14th, 2014

Returning to Oklahoma City!
Davy is looking forward to once again seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

The weather is suppose to be great and we hope everyone can make it out.

TBird

***For more information on Davy’s upcoming program please contact the 89er’s website.***

Oklahoma Fly Fishers are Holding their Annual Fly Tying Extravaganza. We hope you will stop by our table and say Hello. Davy and TBird

Oklahoma Fly Fishers are Holding their Annual Fly Tying Extravaganza.
We hope you will stop by our table and say Hello.
Davy and TBird

http://www.oklahomaflyfishers.org/events-outings-2/events-outings/

Click the Link below to view video trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpOPMTu78aQ&feature=g-all-u

Davy Wotton illustrates the midge fishing techniques that he has mastered through-out the world.

Published on Aug 20, 2012 by    

THIS IS A VIDEO TEASE FOR A NEW FLY FISHING VIDEO SOON TO BE RELEASED BY FLY FISH TV.  IT WILL BE TITLED MIDGE MAGIC AND IS HOSTED BY DAVY WOTTON.  DAVY IS ONE OR THE PREMIER FLY ANGLERS AND TIERS IN THE WORLD AND SHARES HIS HARD-WON KNOWLEDGE OF FISHING AND TYING MIDGES IN THIS TWO VIDEO PRODUCTION.  IT INCLUDES COMPLETE LESSONS ON FISHING MIDGES, RIGGING EQUIPMENT, AND TYING EIGHT DISTINCT PATTERNS.

“This (2) TWO DVD production was shot entirely on location on both the White and Norfork Rivers in Arkansas. These rivers are revered as World Class Trout Rivers. A destination for fly fishers around the world.” Teresa “TBird” VanWinkle

SLF Trans Caddis Emerger Pupa

Davy Wotton SLF Trans Caddis Emerger Pupa- Tied By: TBird

While Davy has been catching up on the farm and property this winter, I am tying in anticipation of the orders for the Spring hatch.

Last year Davy had me demonstrate the SLF Trans Caddis Emerger Pupa for the Sowbug Round-up…needless to say some of the fly fishers who attended and purchased one of the patterns from me took it to the river…wasn’t long before I had fisherman coming in to the sowbug to find me at the vise and wait to buy these little gems as they had seen the proving results of the others who put them to the fish in the river.

The winter is supposed to be a vacation by most for the guide life- I can tell you, that is a myth. and, for the professional fly tyer it can be a headache trying to anticipate in advance what patterns will be ordered by your local fly shops, guides, and yes, the individual fly fishers who occassionaly shows up at the door step as they are on the way to the river then decides to stop and see what you have that his fly box might not!

Even for me the winter days can give a case of the blues or cabin fever. Safe to say, I too am just like all the rest, it is easier to spend more time at the vise, to pass the hours and be most productive when the days are nasty, cold and wet outside.

I hold my breath for a short winter just like the rest of you, looking forward to the warmth, soaking up the sun, the smell of the clean air after the spring showers- however a long winter as for my work orders is probably needed- Hang in there everyone.

I suggest that you also take a trip to the local fly shop and buy some new lines, flies and even new tying materials; trust me, it helps the mental attitude to go check out the new 2012 fly fishing stuff!
While you are in the fly shops ask if they have a “Wish Book” and take the time to help out the family to know better how to shop for you in the next coming year ahead, for all the gifts you would like to get on those special occassions to come. I don’t want to sound like a commercial, but, tell them I sent you…at Dally’s Ozark Fly Fishers or Wishes and Fishes, for example- uh, don’t bother to call and tell me what they say if you do! Ha. 🙂

There are those die-hard fishers who have to be out there year round; if you aren’t yourself willing to stand on the water these days- tie now so you will be ready when it comes time to use those flies!!! Throw out the old battered and rusted flies, replace them and re-organize the fly boxes!
Don’t forget to winterize your equipment and clean them for the spring fishing also, this too eases the “winter blues!”

Keep a hook in the vise!

Teresa “TBird” VanWinkle

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