White River Arkansas Independent Fly Fishing Guide & Outfitter:
Based in Cotter, Arkansas, Hogs on the Fly specializes in guided fly fishing on two of the most underrated trophy trout, blue ribbon, tailwaters in the country: the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and the Norfork tailwater. Both river systems are loaded with an abundance of four species of trout including trophy browns, rainbows, cutthroats, and brook trout. Our specialty begins with providing a stellar experience followed by a meticulously planned approach on fishing these ever-changing ecosystems. What separates Hogs on the Fly as a premier fly fishing guide service? Passion, differentiated methods for each season and client requirements provide answers to that question.
These tailwaters are dynamic and offer many opportunities to change techniques over the course of the year. Nymphing year round is always productive. Midges, sowbugs and scuds suspended under an indicator will do just that. Think of this as the celery of the Trinity. An often overlooked aspect of these fisheries is throwing dries such as caddis, sulphers, and hoppers. During the right time, nothing is more exciting than watching a trophy brown surface below a well presented dry fly pattern in anticipation of a big strike. We’ll say this dry fly action is like the onion of the Trinity. For those in pursuit of a trophy trout that are willing to cast heavy line thousands of times, streamer fishing is the ticket and my specialty. Don’t anticipate many stockers committing to chasing and eating a 6” plus articulated fly since that’s what the big hogs are looking for. This technique requires zero complacency as a violent strike may occur at any time. So get your hat on tight! We’ll refer to this as the green pepper of the Trinity.
What people are saying about Hogs on the Fly
"It's good to see someone aggressively promoting honest-to-god fly fishing on the White vs. pitching to the lowest common denominator. It is such a good TROPHY trout fishery, but it gets pimped out by every male in AR with a jonboat and a fish counter as the place to catch 20+ small Rainbows a day per rod floating along drifting SJW or glo balls under a bobber. Don't get me wrong - there is nothing wrong with fishing that way! There is nothing wrong with guiding those customers! It's a GREAT way to introduce people to fly fishing and get them on the river. I'm saying the White needs folks doing what you're doing, TOO. And that has been missing for a long time."