The North Arkansas Fly Fishers was founded in 1983 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation of the state of Arkansas in 1985 and today has over 450 members. From the beginning, we've been active in conservation and education and that interest continues to this day. We are especially proud of our record in youth education. We have conducted fly fishing and fly tying classes for Mountain Home home schooling organizations and have taught fly fishing and fly tying to students and youth groups at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery and Dry Run Creek. Our activities in the realm of conservation include actively supporting efforts to save Crooked Creek and supporting regulations to maintain our great fishery on the White and Norfork Rivers. NAFF has donated funds in support of the renovation of Dry Run Creek and oxygen diffusers at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery. NAFF helped with improvements to the access at Roundhouse Shoals with help from, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the city of Cotter. Improvements include a new parking area with walking paths down to the rivers edge. NAFF,s latest contribution is a picnic pavilion at Mc Cabe Park.
Sowbug Roundup The Sowbug Roundup is a fly tying show and the foremost gathering of fly tiers in the USA. Every year more than 100 fly tiers from all over North America and Europe meet and tie at the Sowbug Roundup. There are demonstrations by 100+ expert tyers, seminars and casting instructions, drawings and auctions.
Dates for the 2021 Sowbug will be March 25th, 26th, and 27th. For more information visit the Sowbug page
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Van Matre Senior Center, 101 Spring St. Mountain Home (in Cooper Park) 7:00 pm. Programs and presentations by local and visiting experts, fly tying demonstrations and hands on tying sessions. Fly fishers who are in the area on the third Tuesday of the month are invited to drop by one of our meetings.
*Note: Except for the months of May, September, and December. These are special meetings for members only.
2020 NAFF Officer
President Vice President Past President Secretary Treasurer David Boyer Susan Parsons Mike Tipton Patty Lueken Pat Smith
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