FM Guide Service in Norfork, Arkansas

Guided by Dan Ritter


About Your Guide

12 Years of Experience

Whether you have never fly-fished before or are a seasoned fisherman, Dan is able to customize a trip to your wants and needs. For Dan and his team, it's simple. He understands that your time is limited, and as his new client, he will strive to provide an enjoyable and memorable day on the river. Hiring a guide like Dan is a great way to get a head start on the learning curve of a new river or take the stress off an upcoming fishing trip by letting him handle the logistics and putting you on fish. No matter the type of trip, he will customize it to meet your wants and needs.

FM Guide Service Trips

Head out on the White River in Arkansas for an epic day chasing big browns and good time with your professional guide Dan the Man! The White is a well known trout stream across the globe. Arkansans like Dan feel lucky to have such a fishery in their backyard. Visitors flock to it for the experience of catching trophy trout. While fishing with spinning rods from johnboats has always been popular, fly anglers are increasing in numbers and Dan here is leading the charge! Dan spends most of his time and efforts focusing on the tail-waters below Bull Shoals Dam. This 30-40 miles stretch is known for producing big rainbows and more prevalently monster browns! The season never closes for the Trout, and thus never stops for Dan either! On the day of your trip, you will meet up with Dan either at a local fly shop or at one of the many boat launches that line the stretch of river below Bull Shoals. You'll load your gear and belongings aboard Dan's John boat which will already be loaded with all the necessary gear for your trip. Dan likes to do some drifting down this tale water but also has a Mercury outboard strapped to the back of his John boat to give you easy access to the best water whether that's way downstream or back upstream! Dan will take care of everything for his full-day trip offerings, from rods, reels, tackle, flies, expert instruction, and even a lunch and beverages. For half-day trips, all is the same only lunch will not be provided. Usually you'll be off the water by noon, but if you'd like to bring some snacks to hold you over, you are more than welcome! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Cotter

White River Fly Fishing

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of FM Guide Service


Verified Review Fishing

This is a truly world class fishery. We caught 20+ fish on fly and lost a lot more (including a couple of really nice ones dammit). Dan was a great guide, a great host and we had a great day. I highly recommend this trip, I will be doing again.


Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout


Fly Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

Natural State Fly Shop, Harding Boulevard, Cotter, AR, USA | Bodies of water fished: White River

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