Top 10 Flies for Winter in Arkansas

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon.
Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing

Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .

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Photos: Learning on the Water

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Gracie finally hooks up after some instruction from new guide, Kati.
Photos by Jeff Rose

The other day, I had the pleasure of taking out Gracie Edwards, co-owner of Fayettechill in Arkansas. She had never had anyone teach her how to cast a fly rod and had not caught a fish in the last couple of years, . . .

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Photos: Dads’ Day Out on the Little Red

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


The grogeous browns that the river is famous for were more than willing to eat flies.
Photos by Drew Ross

Getting to fish with friends isn't something I get to do very often, primarily because I fish during the week while most responsible people are at work. But just before Thanksgiving, a buddy called . . .

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Video and Photos: Developing “Streamer Arm” on the White River


Articulated meat was the order of the day.

The plan was to take our kayaks and chase smallmouth bass on a river in the Ozark Mountains. However, the recent flooding in North Arkansas washed out that plan. So we packed the hog . . .

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Photos: A Birthday to Remember. . .on the Water

Drew Ross, Looknfishy


I think that most of us would accept this beautiful cutthroat as a birthday present.
Photos courtesy

My wife talked some buddies into taking me fishing to celebrate my 40th birthday because she knows I would rather fish with my friends than have a party. We fished he Norfork and White . . .

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Video: “Buffalo Brothers” in the Ozarks

About 90 percent of the media you see about fly fishing in Arkansas involves a huge dam and giant tailwater trout. Here's a great, 11½-minute video that focuses on the "authentic Ozark . . .

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Photo of the Day: Spring-Break Bonanza

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Fifteen-year-old Anders Croone has been fly fishing for less than a year, but I think he's got the hang of it.
Photo courtesy Anders Croone

Will Lillard, of Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions, sent in this great picture of one of his recent students, who has certainly taken to the sport in a big way. According to Will, . . .

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Photos: Two Trophies from Arkansas’s Little Red

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions

The colors on this big fall rainbow are remarkable. Photos courtesy Matthew Owen
During the summer months, Matthew Owen leads backpacking and fly-fishing trips for teens with Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions. The rest of the year, he tries to focus on finishing. . .

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