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Old 06-18-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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A kid that works for me was asking where the best place to fly fish is within 6 hrs of DFW. I'm not a fly fisherman so I wanted to see what y'all say.


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Old 06-18-2017, 07:05 PM   #2
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I would say broken bow but I'm a hack at best for fly fishing! We're headed there this weekend. Taking little man to see if he can catch a trout in the river although slabs might win out. Never yanked one out of broken bow before!!


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Old 06-18-2017, 07:07 PM   #3
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6 hrs he's knocking on the door of the White River
3ish hours from DFW Broken Bow/Beavers Bend if he wants to fish for trout.



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Old 06-18-2017, 07:08 PM   #4
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Where is the white river?


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Old 06-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #5
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Where is the white river?


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Missouri and Arkansas
Of the two for fly fishing I'd look to Northern Arkansas. Great trout fishery


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Old 06-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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Grass carp out of Braes Bayou in Houston can be pretty sporting, gotta bring your A game for these unlikely ditch missiles.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:21 PM   #7
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Pretty biased to Beaver's Bend/ Lower Mountain Fork River in OK myself
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:23 PM   #8
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I would say broken bow but I'm a hack at best for fly fishing! We're headed there this weekend. Taking little man to see if he can catch a trout in the river although slabs might win out. Never yanked one out of broken bow before!!


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Were going to be there this weekend as well. Hoping we can catch a few. Last time we went didn't catch anything.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:29 PM   #9
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Guadalupe river.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:32 PM   #10
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Austin area is about 3 hours away.

http://www.sgflyfishers.com/GoogleMa...&lng=-97.72892

Also, he can visit Barnes and Nobles to check this book out -

https://www.amazon.com/Flyfishers-Gu...+fishing+texas
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:01 PM   #11
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Is this for trout?

If not, the nearest lake will do fine. Cast a clouser minnow and catch bass.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:06 PM   #12
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Broken bow, blue river, any pond and river around dfw, the guad
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #13
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Beavers bend can be great trout fishing just make sure you pay attention to the map because different parts of the river have different rules
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:09 PM   #14
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Not caught on fly gear though
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:16 PM   #15
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Not caught on fly gear though
Broken bow?? What did you catch them on?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:18 PM   #16
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:34 PM   #17
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Any water that has fish in it is good for fly fishing.

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Old 06-18-2017, 08:43 PM   #18
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I see them catching a lot of striped bass below the dam on flys at red river.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:52 PM   #19
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Broken bow?? What did you catch them on?
We used ultra lite gear and salmon eggs & berkly power bait. Fished off the little island across from the paddle boat rental in the park
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:27 AM   #20
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bump!! Anybody done any good lately at Beavers Bend? Hopefully wet a line Friday morning somewhere up there but never fished the river outside of winter!
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:53 AM   #21
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Anywhere along the upper Guadalupe is good for fly fishing. If he has a canoe and a partner he can float numerous stretches and do very well with poppers and spiders (bream killers). The lower Guad can fish well if you go when the masses are not there. The Llano river near Junction can fish well also for river bass, bream etc. The Brazos below Possum Kingdom dam and below Whitney dam will fish well if they are letting water out. The Pedernales is supposed to be a good place to fish as well although I've only been on that river once or twice.


In Oklahoma you can float and fish the Glover River (3.5 hours from DFW). Beautiful, scenic and super remote. Be sure and have at least two canoes and know your map and area before you launch.

We just got back from floating the Upper Mountain Fork river that runs into Broken Bow (4.5 hours from DFW). We tore the river bass and goggle-eyed perch (rock bass) up on poppers and spiders. Our canoeing group floats that river every year and it always fishes good.

There are also numerous floatable rivers in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas that fish well, especially with fly rods. The mighty Mulberry River near Ft. Smith in Arkansas is great for catching goggle-eyes (rock bass) on #4 poppers. It is generally a class II-III river so bring your A game for paddling. Beautiful country up there for sure.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:22 PM   #22
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Blue River. Tishamingo area, I was told was great fly fishing in Oklahoma
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:02 PM   #23
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Blue River. Tishamingo area, I was told was great fly fishing in Oklahoma
This is a great place. Its also a lot closer then Broken Bow.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:05 AM   #24
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Caught a few so far!! Little man is kinda spoiled. Said trout fishing is a lot slower than crappie fishing! Next trip the Triton is coming and we will terrorize the slabs!!




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Old 06-23-2017, 10:08 AM   #25
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Tell him to get some poppers and go after perch. It is a blast.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:58 PM   #26
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Blue River but trout only from November-March, water gets too warm. They do put in some really nice fish. Fly fishing would mainly be from wading out onto rocks/rapids, we wear waders and and fish from them but don't fly fish. Lot's of fly fisherman go north of hwy 7 to catch and release area.....
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:00 PM   #27
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Pretty biased to Beaver's Bend/ Lower Mountain Fork River in OK myself
I have seen some big trout come out of that river.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:18 PM   #28
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any piece of water/creek/stream/river/lake/pond/tank that has any kind of fish in it.

there are a heck of a lot of different fish that will drag trout backerds till they drown in Texas waters. Match yer fly and approach/tech to the fish and have at em. Bass, brim, crappie, catfish, carp, gar, and a LOT of light saltwater fish.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:56 PM   #29
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On Forest Ln. and 75 in Dallas. Creek that runs on the west side of the hospital!! Lots of large pockets in there, some very big Bass!
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:29 PM   #30
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Grass carp out of Braes Bayou in Houston can be pretty sporting, gotta bring your A game for these unlikely ditch missiles.
Hooking one of them is like tying your line to the hitch on a Corvette and then having the driver floor it!!! Used to catch them in Lake Placid prior to the '98 flood.

The Guadalupe below Canyon Dam has trout in it too--if he's looking for trout. I prefer largemouths on the flyrod myself, and you can fish for them all over the place.
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Fished a little over an hour this morning without a bite!! Packing up and headed home! Back to the slabs!!


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