Sunday, July 30, 2017

Summer Workshop recap

Our club held it's annual Summer Workshop this past Saturday and once again, it was a big success. Seventeen members were able to make it and got to enjoy and learn from Chris Morris of Little Rock, owner of Arkansas Drift guide service and guide on the Little Red River near Heber Springs. 

Chris, a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor, started the day with casting clinic. Although cut a bit short by the rain, we learned several new techniques for improving our casting.  Later we moved inside where Chris gave a slideshow on fishing the Little Red for rainbow and brown trout under various conditions. 

After a short break, Chris took to the vise and demonstrated several of his favorite fly patterns, ranging from simple nymphs to big streamers for larger fish.  Again, the presentation was very entertaining and enlightening.

The Little Red is about 6 hours away from Alexandria.  If you're looking for a trip on this great tailwater fishery, with a great guide, check out Chris' website at