Uark + Troutfitters

When I was in school at the University of Arkansas, my friends and I spent the majority of our weekends (and admittedly, week days) hopping around every body of water that we could find a swimming critter. After we all graduated, each of us went our different directions in life, some off to wear a suit and tie, while others traveled and guided all across the world. 

 

Brett with a hefty Bull Shoals Dam Rainbow

Brett with a hefty Bull Shoals Dam Rainbow

When I saw that some students from the U of A had started the UARK Fly Fishers, a club that gathers students with the common interest of fly fishing, I was stoked to see them grow their following. When Jackson reached out a while back about booking a trip during their fall break, I plugged them right into the calendar. Jackson and Brett had both fly fished regularly, while Payton was a little greener than the other fellas, but he didn't take long to start hooking and landing fish after fish on midges and other various bugs. We spent the morning banging out numbers, then decided to run up river in hopes of catching some more quality specimens. 

Jackson's first of several nice browns

Jackson's first of several nice browns

We tossed some hoppers around the banks and got some attention from several solid browns and bows alike.

This bulldog of a brown took us all for a little ride!

This bulldog of a brown took us all for a little ride!

Seeing these avid anglers fishing hard and working toward passing on their love of fly fishing to others during their time on campus is so great. Guys and girls, if you are a student and looking to get involved in fly fishing but aren't sure where to start, get with these guys. They've held some casting clinics and meetings so far, with some bigger events planned for the future of the club. As the name implies, they like to go fishing too.

Send 'em home!

Send 'em home!

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