Phone: (870) 688-1755
952 CR625 Mountain Home AR 72653
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  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!
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White River fly fishing update
April 24
Thursday April 24  The White River should see water flows of 2 to 4 units while the Norfork River should see 1 to 2 unit flows through 9:00am followed by minimum flow until 3:00pm when 1 to 2 units are again placed on line.
​    Please have an escape plan for rising water flows!

                     Weather Forecast
Thursday April 24  A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning... becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph...with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 70 percent. Average rainfall 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
If the SWPA's "Predicted Schedule" is accurate...
Ron Yarborough's
Ron Yarborough's

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.
4-18-14: 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!
4-23-14:  Long time client and avid fly fisher from New York, Marty landed several nice browns, several cutthroats and countless nice rainbows while fishing the one unit flows on the Norfork River!
4-23-14:  One of several cutthroats landed on the Norfork River!  I usually guide Marty for several days in the Spring and again in the Fall and have so for 13 years!  It's always a pleasure having him and his friends in my boat!