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, takingfull 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 email@example.com 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!
Saturday April 19 The White River should see 1 to 2 unit flows while the Norfork River should see minimum flow through 3:00pm followed by 2 unit flows.
Sunday April 20 The White River should see 1 to 4 unit flows while the Norfork River should see minimum flow through 3:00pm when 2 units are placed on line.
Monday April 21 The White River should see fluctuating water flows of 1 to 4 units while the Norfork River should see 1 to 2 unit flows through 9:00am followed by minimum flow through 3:00pm when 1 to 2 units are again placed on line.
Please have an escape plan for rising water flows!
Saturday April 19 Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 mph.
Sunday April 20 Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent in the afternoon.
Monday April 21 Cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.
My latest video filmed Feb. 1st and 2nd (opening day of the C&R area) below Bull Shoals Dam on the White River with two long time clients Terry and Shell.
4-8-14: First time client from TX, Don booked a trip to "kick back and maybe catch a few fish". He landed several nice rainbows between breaks during one of the windiest days of the year while fly fishing on the Norfork River!
4-11-14: Long time client and super cool guy from Indiana, Jack spent the last 3 days lighting the rainbows up on the Norfork River! And he caught some nice browns as well!
4-18-14: Long time client and super nice guy from Iowa, Kevin spent one day fly fishing the Norfork River where he landed some really nice rainbows and another day fly fishing the While River where he landed a couple nice browns and a countless number of rainbows....we fished san juan worms, sow bugs and caddis pupa during the higher flows and caddis pupa with midge patterns during the lower flows.
4-19-14: Another great day on the White River! First time client and first time fly fisher from Tulsa, Nathan, his wife Deb and father-in-law Ray all learned to cast and catch fish on the fly! And they're a fun bunch to spend the day with as well! Life is great in the Ozarks!