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
February 21,22&23
Saturday Feb. 21 The White River should see minimum flow while the Norfork River should see steady 1/2 unit flows throughout the day.
Sunday Feb. 22  The White River should see minimum flow while the Norfork River should see fluctuating 1 unit flows throughout the day.
Monday Feb. 23  The White River should see fluctuating water flows of 1 to 3 units and the Norfork River should see 2 unit flows through 10:00am followed by minimum flow. 
​    Please have an escape plan for rising water flows!

                     Weather Forecast
Saturday Feb. 21  Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers... thunderstorms and a slight chance of rain. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 30 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
Sunday Feb. 22  Cloudy...colder. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Feb. 23  Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning...becoming northeast in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 20 percent in the afternoon. Coldest wind chill readings 6 to 11.
If the SWPA's "Predicted Schedule" is accurate...
Ron Yarborough's
Ron Yarborough's

2-4-15: Enjoying a quite day on the Norfork River while fishing midge patterns during the minimum flow!
2-10-15: Guides day off and fishing streamers with the latest addition to the White River Flyguide team! Jason has been working with us on group trips for the past year. His attention to detail, laid back manner, knowledge of the river and ability to work with clients in a calm, patient way are just a few traits that make him a top shelf guide! But I must say, he gets a little competitive when it's just he and I in the boat!
2-14-15: Ysidro and his friend PJ flew in from CA for their first fly fishing trip to AR and the Norfork rainbows were plentiful in spite of the wind and boat traffic!
2-15-15: Last cast of the day! First time clients from Amarillo, Austin and his wife Kellie endured the harshest fishing conditions I've seen so far this year! 20 to 30 mph winds, high temp of 20 and wind chills around 5. Good thing Spring is around the corner!
2-15-15: Catching a nice fish on the first cast of the day is usually considered bad luck in my boat! And today was no exception, the weather could not have been worse! A Winter storm pushing in and windchill around 5 degrees is not very pleasant! But, Kellie is a saint and made the best of the situation with it being Valentines weekend and all! It was a pleasure having her and her husband in my boat and I look forward to seeing them again after we warm up a bit!