Berry Brothers Guide Service
Cotter, AR 72626
White River, Norfork River, Little Red River, and Spring River fly fishing guides. Arkansas fly fishing at its best. Berry Brothers Guide Service specializes in fly fishing for trophy Brown, Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brook Trout in the crystal clear streams of the Ozark Mountains. Our guides, John Berry and Lori Sloas provide a high level of service to a discriminating clientele.
Our services include the following:
Guided wade fishing trips on the White River, Norfork River, Spring River, Little Red River and Dry Run Creek
Guided float trips to access seldom-fished areas or take advantage of high water
Private fly casting and fly fishing instruction specifically tailored to fit your individual needs and abilities
Instruction designed for the woman angler taught by a woman guide
Guided fishing trips on Dry Run Creek for the younger angler (under 16 years old) Our guided fishing trips and on-stream fishing classes are catch and release and include on-stream lunch, soft drinks and flies.
John is a fly fishing guide on Arkansas White, Norfork, Spring, and Little Red Rivers for trout and Crooked Creek for Smallmouth Bass. He has been a fly fishing guide in the Ozarks for the past fifteen years. He is the past president of the Mid South Fly Fishers (two terms).
John served as the Conservation Director for the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. He is a life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Mid South Fly Fishers. He is also a member of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers, Federation of Fly Fishers Guide Association, and the Arkansas Outfitters and Guides Association.
He has taught fly fishing and fly casting for Shelby State Community College, Mississippi County Community College, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Mid South Fly Fishers, Casting for Recovery, and Becoming an Outdoors Woman.
He is a member of The Federation of Fly Fishers Speakers Bureau and has been a seminar presenter and fly tier at the Federation of Fly Fishers National Conclave, the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Conclave, the Sow Bug Round Up, the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival, and the Home Waters Expo. John served as guide for Hooked On A Cure for the last three years.
John writes a fly fishing column for the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He has written two chapters for the highly successful fishing guide, Home Waters. He writes for several sporting journals and is also a photographer whose work has been published in several periodicals.
John has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mid South Fly Fishers. In 1996, when he was president of the Mid South Fly Fishers, the club received the McKenzie Cup from the Federation of Fly Fishers as club of the year. In 2004 he received the prestigious Tall Tale Tellers Award from the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Most recently John was awarded the Charles E. Brooks Memorial Lifetime Award by the Federation of Fly Fishers.
A Good Additude, Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Chest Wader's, Comfortable Shoes, Fishing License, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Raingear, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, "To go" Coolers, Waterproof boots or shoes, Waterproof Disposable Camera, Zip-lock freezer bags