Arkansas Traveler Fly Fishing provides full-service, guided fishing trips on the world-famous White River.
Based in beautiful and historic Buffalo City, Arkansas, river guide Jason Harmon is an Ozark Mountain native with 30 years’ experience fly fishing the White River, Buffalo River and North Fork River.
Jason is one of the only guides in Arkansas specializing in Spey casting, with both two-handed fly rods and single-handed rod casting for trout and smallmouth bass. Naturally, all casting styles and skill levels are welcome, and fishing adventures are always customized for each angler.
Half-day trips cost $350 for one or two anglers.
Full-day trips cost $450 for one or two anglers.
Trips include all rods, reels, fly lines, leaders and tippet, home-tied flies and beverages. Feel free to bring your favorite fishing gear and fish the flies you like, however. Full-day trips include lunch.
All fishing is catch-and-release only.
To schedule your next fly-fishing experience, contact Jason at 870-424-0572 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensed, insured and professional.
The only guide service on the White River offering low-petroleum fly fishing. The minimal amount of gasoline will always be used, and only in vehicles transferring anglers between river accesses. Gasoline boat motors are never used to catch fish. That ecological and respectful approach to fly fishing protects the river, the wildlife and ensures others are not affected by the sound, smell and impact of gasoline on the river.
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And remember: If you’ve got a cell phone signal, you’re fishing in the wrong place!
Jason Harmon at the oars.
Fat rainbow trout, spotted like Alaskan leopard rainbows.
A lucky angler whiles away the day, knee-deep in a trout stream.
A first-time fly angler lands his first-ever rainbow trout on the North Fork River. He had never touched a fly rod before that day. Now he’s hooked!
A double-Spey cast on the White River is a rare sight but a fun way to catch fish.
Spey casting allows anglers to fish the far bank with ease.
A client enjoys wintertime on the North Fork River. Short sleeves and sunshine in December.
A healthy North Fork River rainbow caught and released by a happy angler.
This monster smallmouth weighed five pounds and was caught and released on the Buffalo River. Fish this size are few and far between, but they still lurk in the river. If you’re lucky, you might catch one.
Video of a beautiful Peacock Bass I caught on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Likely the single-best fly ever used on the White River: The Woolly Bugger.
Nose art on a B-24 Liberator bomber from World War II. Unknown photographer or aircrew, but great photo.
The tying bench where my home-flies are hatched.
All images and original website content created by Jason Harmon 2021.