Guides Day Off

Every once in a while, I get to actually go fishing. You may be thinking to yourself, "you fish every day, it's your job!" Guide days are spent rowing, untangling lines, and re rigging flies and leaders. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Even better than getting a day to fish on my own, is a day of fishing with my fellow guide buddies. We get the chance to bounce techniques off each other and pick each other's brains about ideas we have. With such a complex fishery and huge ecosystem, developing that kind of synergy is key to success on the water on a daily basis.  

Even more rare is a day on the water with three guides fishing in primo conditions for catching trophy browns. Tommy, Jason, and myself scored that day. When these rivers turn on, it can totally blow your mind. It was such a fun day, that I had to share a few photos.  And for the record, I got out fished...

Jason with a heavy 27.5" pig! 

Jason with a heavy 27.5" pig! 

The boys cheesin' with one of a couple two-footers  

The boys cheesin' with one of a couple two-footers  

The New Rig

I picked up my first boat from Rob over at Supreme Boats in Mountain Home in October of 2013. I had been turned onto the rowable jet boat idea in Alaska, and noticed several guides were running them on the Arkansas Tailwaters. I wanted a piece of the action. Before this, I was guiding out of my drift boat and had no idea what the jet boat would do for my operation. I spent the next year working from my sparkly silver and red L48XP, and loved it the whole time. There were a few tweaks that I wanted done on my next boat (isn't that how it always works?), and the boys at Supreme were all ears. a Year later, they had a new jet specific mold in the works. They strayed away from the traditional "banana bottom" river jon style, and flattened the bottom out to accommodate a jet, and made a deeper tunnel to feed the pump better, along with other more specific tweaks. In the end, they built a boat that runs better than I could ever imagine. the 207XP. I am very excited about this boat. It runs, rows, and looks better than ever, and the build and craftsmanship cannot be matched. Not to mention, every measurement in the boat is completely custom and they went to great lengths to make sure it is exactly the way I wanted (and it is).

The Swap..

I'll reemphasize that the customer service from Rob Williams and the boys at Supreme is unmatched. I have loved running and working from this boat, and clients and liked the new dimensions and design as well. 

Shawnee & Supreme Boats
Physical Address: 6837 HWY 126 North * Midway AR, 72651
Mailing Address: PO Box 1220 * Mountain Home, AR 72654-1220
Phone: (870) 507-0902 
Fax: (870) 507-0903