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Berry Brothers Guide Service


JOHN BERRY'S BIO

John Berry 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 over twenty 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, Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers Guide Association.

 

He has taught fly fishing and fly casting for Arkansas State University, 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.

 

John is a fly fishing columnist for the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas and has written three chapters of the highly successful fishing guide, Home Waters. He has also written for several sporting journals such as Drake.

 

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 form 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.

 

LORI SLOAS'S BIO

Lori is one of a handful of female fly-fishing guides in the United States. Lori has an extensive background in counseling and corporate training that gives her a unique perspective that she uses in leading her popular ladies fly-fishing classes. Lori is an intuitive instructor who quickly brings her students to ease. A natural caster, Lori brings intensity to the stream that produces fish for clients in the most adverse conditions. A lifelong angler she now devotes her efforts to fly-fishing, teaching as well as designing fly- fishing programs. 

 

She is a popular instructor that has presented seminars for the Federation of Fly Fishers, the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival, the Sowbug Round Up, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Casting for Recovery, Arkansas State University at Mountain Home,  Fly Fishing Clubs and corporate groups throughout the region. Lori was Outreach Chair at the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council Conclave in 2005. She is a member of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers, the Damsel Fly Fishers and is a life member of the Mid South Fly Fishers and the Federation of Fly Fishers. She was the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council’s Woman of the Year in 2006 and Federation of the Fly Fishers Southern Council’s Outreach speaker in 2013.

 

She was featured on the television show, Adventure Guides, on the Versus network (previously known as OLN).  Most recently she was the cover story in Living Well magazine.


408 Combs Ave
Cotter AR, 72626

Phone: 870-435-2169 ~ John Berry
Email: berrybrothers@infodash.com
Website: http://www.berrybrothersguides.com/