Phone: (870) 688-1755
952 CR625 Mountain Home AR 72653
  • Check out the 2014 photo gallery!
  The White River and the Norfork River should be your next destination for the fly fishing trip of a lifetime! On these tailwaters, almost anyone can go out and land a few fish on their own in low water conditons. But, taking full advantage of the White and Norfork's fluctuating water levels requires one key element: an experienced professional guide and boatman who has the patience, skill and knowledge to make your time on the water a success!  
  My name is Ron Yarborough and I productively guide over 65 miles of the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and all of the Norfork River for trout, along with over 40 miles of Crooked Creek for small mouth bass.  Logging so many days on the river has left my computer skills a distant second! However, I've created this website with the hope that I can foster a love and appreciation for these beautiful rivers, as well as improve your knowledge and success in fly fishing here.  As a continual work-in-progress, if you don't find the information you're looking for on my website, feel free to contact me anytime at or call (870) 688 -1755. Whether you're searching for a guide or want to tackle these rivers on your own, it would be my pleasure to steer you in the right direction. I look forward to your questions, comments and conversation.  I love to talk fishing!!
  Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Arkansas' famous White River and Norfork River offer unmatched fishing diversity, with enough options to satify every fly fishers needs. With several world, national and state records these tailwater fisheries have proven they have what it takes to grow quality fish.  Plus the sheer number of fish here are second to none!
Fly Fishing Our Waters
Places to Stay
Water Flow Info.
Other Useful Links
White River fly fishing update
July 30
Wednesday July 30  The White River should see 1 unit flows through 11:00am followed by 2 to 3 units.  The Norfork River should see minimum flow through noon when 1 to 2 units are placed on line.
​    Please have an escape plan for rising water flows!

                     Weather Forecast
Wednesday July 30  Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms during the day. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent in the morning... increasing to 50 percent in the afternoon. Average rainfall 1/10 to 1/4 inch.
If the SWPA's "Predicted Schedule" is accurate...
Ron Yarborough's
Ron Yarborough's

7-14-14: First time client and avid fly fisher from Tulsa, Monty and his good friend Jim doing a little hopper fishing on the White River!  Check out a couple more pics of their trip at the photo gallery
7-15-14:  Repeat client from Tulsa, Jim hooked up with several good fish during the afternoon hopper bite! And the morning midge bite wasn't bad either!!  
7-17-14:  Hopper season is kicking in for the Summer!  Fellow guide, Jason and I shot this footage while fishing hoppers earlier this week! No monster fish but LOTS  of action....hope it's as fun to watch as it was to put together!  Take a look and feel free to pass it along! Looks like it's gonna be another good year for the floating foam!
7-21-14: Client from Kansas City and super nice guy, Bill with his best brown trout to date and he landed it on a hopper none the less....and I might add that he ripped em pretty good during the morning midge hatch as well!
7-22-14: Repeat client from St. Louis, Jack and his son-in-law Tony hooked into some nice rainbows on the White River!  Not much of a hopper bite during the 7 units of trashy water so we fished the high water nymph rigs and did just fine!  Knowing when to change things up to fit the fluctuating water flows can make all the difference!