Guide Trips White & Norfork Rivers

OUR MISSION:  To provide a safe, educational, fun, fish catching adventure on the beautiful White River in Northern Arkansas.  Call or Text 870-404-8906

When fly-fishermen discuss whether to hire a guide or not, you will often hear someone give the advice to “take a guide and beat THE LEARNING CURVE”.  What does this mean?

You may think to yourself “I already know how to fish!”  Whether your skill level is that of an absolute beginner or a highly experienced fisher with thousands of hours on the water there is still the learning curve of learning new water.  Learning the water is the challenge of fishing.  Where should I fish and what should I use to catch them?  This is a question all fly-fishermen ask of themselves and to others be it the fly shop folks, others staying at the same lodge or on web sites and bulletin boards and the clubs.  It is the info that can make or break a day.

All too often a fly-fishermen on new water will just wander into the water and begin casting without regard as to where the fish may or may not be.  More often than not fly-fishermen will actually wade into the spot they should be fishing thus spooking the fish.  By hiring a guide, this learning curve can be beaten as the guide will know the water, how to fish it and what to fish it with and on a tail water such as the White River, a guide will know when the water is rising due to generation.

A great guide will also show you the different techniques that can be used to catch the fish such as leader and tippet length and diameter, indicator setting, mending and the casting method to best get your fly to the fish.  The guide not only has knowledge of the water but also has information about the history of the area and of the local wildlife.  For the absolute beginner a great guide will teach you the basics of the cast and take you to a spot he knows you will catch fish and coach you on playing and releasing fish. At the end of the day your skill level will be better, your knowledge of the river it’s history and the local wildlife will be enhanced.  Your questions of “where should I fish and what should I use to catch them?” will be answered as well.

We take great pride on providing a completely fun, safe and educational day on the water in any water conditions low or high.  WE MAKE IT EASY

CALL or TEXT 870-404-8906  e-mail for availability and bookings.

Guided Trip Rates

Full-Day Rates (8 Hrs)

*1 person =  $425.00
* 2 People = $450.00
*3 People = $550.00

Half-Day Rates (4 Hrs)
*1 or 2 People = $350.00
*3 People = $425.00

Trips Include:
*Leader, Tippet, & Flies
*Water, Soda, Ice Tea
*Jet Boat with Oars
*Full-Day Trips include Lunch

*Rods~Reels~  No extra charges

Call or Text Jim at 870-404-8906

Additional Info:
*We accept Visa -MasterCard- American Express-Discover (see policies below)
*Large groups welcome. Please book well in advance. 
*Fishermen to provide fishing licenses.

Our Policies Please Read:

All trips are catch and release only.  

Weather statement:  If the morning of your fishing trip it looks as though lightning and nasty downpours are going to last for several hours and both you and your guide agree you will not be charged for your trip (we don’t like nasty weather either). If more than one boat is involved a $25.00 charge per boat for lunch will be implemented and we will give you your lunches.  If however it looks as though a short passing storm will pass through then we will wait out the storm.  If a sudden storm comes up during the morning and the fishing trip ends early you will only be charged for a half day.  On multiple boat trips a 3% surcharge will be added to credit cards to cover fees.  American Express cards will be charged 4%

We generally try to pick you up at your lodging at 7:30A.M. and have you on the water by 8:00 A.M. and off the water at 4:00 P.M. and back at your lodging by 4:30 P.M.    

Lunches:  Lunches are provided and are generally sandwiches.  If you have other needs please let us know a couple of days in advance. In cold weather we generally try to serve chili or something warm. Occasionally we will take the boat out of the water and eat at a local restaurant.

Water generation statement:  Please understand we have no control over generation. Generation will not be considered as a reason to cancel. (exception: A) If flood gates are raised and the river becomes un-fishable you will not be charged B) If flood gates are raised during the trip and a good bit of the morning or day has passed you will be charged accordingly.)   However we are well equipped with the knowledge and the resources to handle any type of water generation from zero to full generation (including flood gates on the White River).   We do not fish flood gates on the Norfork.  Fishing floodgate water on the White River is a treat.  We have experienced this 4 times since 2008. The catching is really good at this time.

DEPOSITS: A deposit is required ($125.00) on all trips unless we know you well.  Multiple boat trips may require a higher deposit of $150.00 per boat.  If you cancel within 15 days not including the day of the trip your deposit will be forfeited (especially on multiple boat trips).  On multiple boat trips a 3% surcharge will be added to credit cards to cover fees.  American Express cards will be charged 4%  Cash and Checks are welcome with no extra charges.

Other occurrences:  Motor & vehicle problems  do occur but are rare. If this happens and the trip does not happen you will be refunded all of your deposit.  However we will attempt  to alleviate the problem or find another guide to start or finish the day (reduction in charges may apply.)  

Call 870-404-8906 to book your fishing adventure.  Fly Shop 870-445-3848