Guide Bio

I was born in Odessa, Texas and have spent time in South Louisiana, the Middle East and in Scotland between the Dee and Don Rivers in the town of Aberdeen.  I landed in Denton, Tx in 1977 from Scotland and then Dallas, Tx where I worked in sales. The defining moment of my fishing life was when I discovered the Ozarks in 1992 during a vacation. After a few more  visits my wife Debbie and I decided the White River was where we wanted to be.

I began guiding on the White River in 1995 at the old Rivercliff  Dock located in the Catch and Release area below Bull Shoals Dam next to the golf course . I then went to work for the largest of the trout resorts in Arkansas located 3 1/2 miles downstream of the dam. During this time I spent an average of 240 guiding days working the river from the Dam down to Shoe String Shoals or roughly 25 miles of the White River.

In addition to a fly-fishing guide, my wife Debbie and I own and operate a  fly shop .   I have developed, and improved, numerous flies for the river in all aspects of it’s wonder from zero generation to full generation and with flood gates.  I have developed a very comprehensive collection of shad kill flies which allow me to be the most productive guide on big fish during the shad kill.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Debbie for  29 years. She spends most of her time at the shop we call Wishes & Fishes in the town of Bull Shoals.  Stop by and say hello when you are in the Bull Shoals area.  Don’t mind the wood chips on the floor it’s just Debbie chipping away on one of her amazing wood carvings.  Check them out on the Wood Carving Page.  We also now have an online fly shop check it out as you will really like our prices and selection..


Call 870-404-8906 to book your trip.  Fly Shop 870-445-3838

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