For the flies only

Posted: November 28, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Floyd Redburn of Springfield, Mo., casts a fly for rainbow trout recently on at Roaring River State Park. Redburn caught and released several fish using a woolly bugger fly he tied.

CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Catch and release season at Roaring River State Park offers more than one way to catch trout.

Tying flies is an art form that goes hand in hand with trout fishing, says Redburn. Here he shows some flies on his fishing vest.

Rainbow trout bit Nov. 17 at the park. Anglers may catch and release trout Friday through Monday during the winter. Only flies may be used.

What is a fly?

Regulations at Roaring River State Park say a fly β€œis an artificial lure constructed on a single-point hook, using any material except soft plastic bait and natural and scented bait that is tied, glued or otherwise permanently attached. Flies may be fished with or without a spinner.”

β€” Source: Missouri Conservation Department

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