White River, Arkansas Tail waters of Bull Shoals

Bob Nix

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First time out Fly fishing for my wife and I. We were going to visit family in Southwest Missouri and decided to go fishing in the area. Looking online I found the White River in Arkansas, 3.5 hours down the road. I found a guide online that I clicked with and set it up. We had no expectations which made this my favorite fishing day ever. So my wife never fished in her life. We took a lesson early spring at Trophy Lake and didn't fish till this day, September 8. So all I asked John Berry (Berry Brothers Guide Service, Cotter Arkansas, 870-435-2169) was to get my wife a fish. Well, after she had caught 10 by noon, we were all happy. This was a great off season trip, low fishing pressure, average amount of fish for the river and a beautiful humid and rainy day. John made a comment about stopping when the rain started, well I could tell he was not from this area. Fishing stayed good all day. Nothing huge that day, all rainbows except one small brown on a hopper. After talking to John all day I found out that we should have gone in October for the 24"+ German Browns. Next trip will have to be planned for October. Sorry no pics allowed by the wife, fashion I guess was not to her liking.

I am just glad she is hooked. More fishing to come for her and I together.