Fly Fishing On The White River in Arkansas Not just for experts!


For a pleasant relaxing stress free day of fly fishing where you do not have to worry about tying knots, taking fish off the hook or any of the other chores of fishing through out the day. Rods, reels, terminal tackle, lunch, soda, bottled water as well as boat and guide are all provided. We will pick you up at your resort and drop you off at the end of the day. You have no worries as we supply everything for one low price. No add ons, no surprises one low price for two for either a full or half day of catching.   Bring your wife, son or daughter.  Our highly trained guides are experienced at coaching and teaching fly-fishers to beginners.  Our equipment is top notch and the fly lines are new.

Because we pick you up at your resort and do not meet you at a fly shop (Which we also have) you are not pressured into buying anything.  Fishing licenses are available everywhere around the White River.  For any questions please call 870-404-8906 (JimmyTs Mobil) or our shop in Bull Shoals at 870-445-3848 8-4 Mon thru Sat.

Full Day $400.00 (8hrs) and Half day $300 9 (4hrs) We generally pick you up between 7:30 and 8:00 Am


We are now seeing much lower flows on the White River and have done so for a week now.  It’s nice to be able to see the bottom and where the fish are hanging out.  It defiantly helps increase the numbers of fish we are netting and allows me to target fish better.  After spending 20 years on the White River the fish pretty much still hang out in the same areas they always have.  The brown trout are moving back into their summer lies, the bows are also moving into their holding areas.  The catching is not real hard at the moment, but that is not to say that a morning or an afternoon isn’t necessarily easy.  The afternoons have generally been better fishing as the caddis hatch heats up.  These fish then go on a feeding frenzy which of course makes for a fun afternoon.


With these lower flows we are slinging much less weight that with the higher flows we were getting.  Drifting from my 20 foot 10 inch Xstream boat is very comfortable for two fisherman and provides lots of room.  On these flows I  row the boat down stream while you fish and catch.  All of your flies are put on for you and your fish are taken off and safely put back into the river as FlyFishArkansas does practice sport fishing by practicing catch and release so our youngsters can enjoy the great outdoors.  Got a little tangle? No problem.  We have another rod already to go for you so you can get back to catching.

Anyone can learn to fly fish.  It’s not that hard and learn while you are catching!

870-404-8906 or call our Shop in the town of Bull Shoals 870-445-3848




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Audio Cast With Cortland President John Wilson-Generation-Dry Run Creek

A MUST LISTEN Audio Cast with Cortland Line President/CEO John Wilson. A past coach of the US Youth ’96’ fly fishing team that went to Wales and came in 2nd. John also fished with the US Fly Fishing Team and is also a Master Certified Casting Instructor with the FFF.  A very informative interview.  John makes the seemingly complex simple. This audio cast is 51 minutes long so crack a beer or pour a dram of scotch and light up a cigar as we discuss how fly lines are made from the originators of this product. Well worth your time to listen to this discussion.  John also announces a new product in this podcast that every fly fisher uses.  It’s a secret so don’t tell anyone.

Click on the arrow below to listen.  The first 5 minutes is a quick report on the White River and the Norfolk River.  Please feel free to share this audio cast by linking with

Cortland contact info Facebook and it’s website.

This young man hooked and landed this fish on a Saturday.  He was turning 16 the following Monday.  The day a youngster turns 16 the glory days of Dry Run Creek come to an end.  This outstanding young fisherman did hook one really big bow roughly 30 inches which did get away as his guide was a bit slow with the net.  Never the less it was a great afternoon.  If your youngster is interested in fly fishing for a half day on this legendary creek give us a shout 870-404-8906  Youngsters must be 15 or younger.

The caddis hatch has finally begun further down stream and will work it’s way upstream.  Water flows have also slowed with wadeable water on the Norfork the past couple of days and flows of a unit or two for the White River.

To fish this phenomenal hatch with a experience guide call 870-404-8906 or the shop at 870-445-3848


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