Fly Fishing Arkansas
Fly Fishing Arkansas
Arkansas is a magnificent trout fishing destination, lucky to have some of the most famous fly fishing water in the world. Fly fishing Arkansas rivers with streamers, nymphing, and even dry flies can be very successful depending on time of year and water conditions. The Little Red River, White River, Norfork River and the Spring River are our four rivers that produce amazingly beautiful trout year round. All of these rivers are located in northern Arkansas with The Little Red River in Heber Springs being the closest to central Arkansas.
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Fly Fishing Hotspots in Arkansas
White River, Arkansas
The White and Norfork Rivers in Arkansas offer the angling opportunity of a lifetime for both the experienced angler and the first time fly fisher. Numerous state and world records have come from these rivers. The management of these fisheries continues to improve each year. There is an excellent stocking program of rainbow cutthroat and brook trout. The rivers have each fostered the natural production of wild brown trout.
The White River is known as Trout Capitol USA.
Fly fishing Arkansas White River with this outfitter is something special…and it’s arguably the best brown trout fishery in the US. It’s a great affordable destination to bring a son or daughter who is a beginner at fly-fishing, or for the advanced angler looking to target a truly once in a lifetime brown trout. The White River has over 100 mile of trout water and fish averaging 18 to 22 inches. Each year, many fish caught that weigh in over 10 pounds!
The White River is a truly world class fishery like few others anywhere in the world. Its reputation as a wild brown trout fishery is well deserved, producing some monster “once in a lifetime” fish. Chasing these trophies can be an immensely rewarding challenge. The White River is also heavily stocked with 12 to 14 inch rainbow trout to provide consistent sport all year round on all water levels for all skill levels. Some rainbows, and cutthroat, can be still found well over 20 inches, truly remarkable captures.
The Norfork River
When fishing with this Arkansas fly fishing guide, you might take a break from the White River browns to float the Norfork for rainbows, cutthroats, and brookies. The Norfork River is a smaller river, that’s only about five miles, yet it boasts large populations of browns and rainbows. In addition the Norfork has some large 20+ inch Bonneville and Finespot cutthroat trout as well as a few trophy Brook trout.
World Class fly fishing Arkanas White and Norfork Rivers for four species of trout from a spectacular lodge.
- Four Species of Trout: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bonneville Cutthroat, Finespot Cutthroat, and Brook Trout.
- Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced. This Arkansas fly fishing guide will show you a great time no matter your skill level.
- Lodging: Located in the heart of the Ozarks, the fishing lodge sits on the banks of a river that is world-famous or trout fishing, within view of “The Narrows”.
- Year-Round Fishing:
- Late November through early March – Streamer fishing is the best option.
- March through May – Ccaddis flies begin to hatch. This is an excellent time of year for both novice and experienced anglers to catch not only lots of fish but trophy fish as well on dries and nymph imitations.
- June through September – The most exciting fly fishing is from June through September, as there are LOTS of terrestrial insects. Grasshoppers, cicadas, beetles, dragonflies and even tarantulas become important food sources for trout and they concentrate along the banks.
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Just getting back on the grid…chasing large trout on Limay, Collon Cura and related rivers in Patagonia! This was the trip of a lifetime. I caught 25+, 20″ trout for 2 days on the Limay River all on DRIES including a 29.5″ brownie. Totally absurd. Jessica crushed them as well. A+ trip. We’re working on the dates for another February trip.
Thank you for putting together a great trip for my group. Everyone had a great time and mentioned numerous times that they would love a return trip. Your team of guides, transfer drivers and chefs was fantastic. The logistical planning that goes into making a great trip in Argentina looks near impossible and you show that it not only can be done, but done exceptionally well! The down side to that is that it makes me realize how pathetically easy we have it here in Montana!
I have known Ron for many years. Ron is the consummate professional and someone I look up to and aspire to emulate. I have worked for him and had him work for me and he is a great guy and guide. He has been guiding for almost 30 years and has never lost his passion for guiding clients from all walks of life and I believe is one of the finest individuals I know. He builds custom trips for his clients based on their wants, needs and budget. The thing that impressed me the most about Ron’s operation is the network he has developed over twenty years of guiding Patagonia and the private access he has. Logistics are one of the toughest things to negotiate down there with limited public access and Ron has it all dialed. His guide staff is excellent as well. They are all well versed in English and there are not any communication problems.
Where do I begin? This was a trip of a lifetime. Phenomenal accommodations at the lodge, great people and excellent fishing. The Blanco camp, which was only accessible by horseback and then a boat ride was out of this world. The fishing was the best I have ever seen and the camp was far more luxurious than one would imagine at such a remote location. 13/10 would recommend.
Our host, Patrick Kissel is one of the nicest, hardest working, knowledgeable people I’ve been around.
Great outfitter, well informed kept me in the loop the entire time, laid out great plans. Was a wonderful outfitter!
I have never caught such large trout in my life. I hope to come back, and share it with my friends and family.