A buddy and I hit the Little Red yesterday and today. Got in the water about 12:45 yesterday at Mossy Shoal. Lots of fish in the hole above the actual shoal. Nothing big but consistent action in 12 inch range. Worked our way downstream and worked the faster water. Managed three nice browns and a number of good rainbows. Fished until 5:45. Hot flies were a Hares Ear, Y2K and a red zebra midge.
Got in the water at Cow Shoals this morning about 8. Went upstream and only managed one little brown in the hole at the top of the shoals. Moved back downstream and finally settled in below the catch and release area about 250 yards. Really got into them there! The best fish was a 16 inch bow, but my highlight was a nice 14 inch brown that made two good runs. Hares Ear was the fly of choice in this spot.
Finished the day at the end of Winkley Shoals where the river bends left. Zebra Midges were the ticket here. Black or red, didn't seem to matter. My buddy hooked the fish of the trip down there--probably 20 inches.
Great trip on a great stream. However, I have to say, if we had the native browns and a little higher "normal" flows, I'd be in Mboro even more often. Only problem is, so would a lot of "newbies." We have a treasure in the Little Mo!