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Norfork River Fishing Report - January 17, 2017
The discharges have been low the past two days but back up again.
There is a lot of rain in the forecast and you will probably see these
discharges and stream levels go up and down a lot. The very warm
weather will continue. This may increase the spring hatch schedule.

Stream Conditions






Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday this coming
week but Friday.
Highs will range from 51 to 65 degrees and lows from
3
7 to 48 degrees


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1770 cfs
Level: 6.78 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
Clarity: slight stain
USGS White River Near Norfork
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Scuds: 14/16
Sow Bugs: 16
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Black Matuka Sculpin and Olive Matuka Sculpin are good flies to use for the larger
size trout. The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are always a great choice.
Scuds and sowbugs are available for the trout year-round.
A good strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the midge
lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only when
you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Winter stoneflies will soon begin to hatch.
Black Flies are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Norfork River, Arkansas
A description of the Norfork River,
Guide to fly fishing the Norfork River,
Norfork River fishing seasons and
much more