White River Fly Fishing for Trout; The Sowbug Roundup brings together anglers for a weekend of fun, fishing and camaraderie


Every March, the Mountain Home chapter of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers puts on the Sow Bug Roundup, which is basically a celebration of everything related to White River fly fishing for trout. Representatives from gear manufacturers are present to give people the chance to try their products out, and many area fishermen and guides sit down and tie flies for everyone to see. There are also seminars, classes, demonstrations and many other fun activities to participate in. Not only does this event give our area much needed exposure, the Sow Bug Roundup is also a great chance to reconnect with old friends and associates while getting the name of my business out there for everyone to see.

This year’s Sow Bug Roundup wrapped up this last Saturday, and I must say that I had a really good time meeting new people while taking in all of the sights and activities. I was also in town because of guiding obligations, so I did not get to spend as much time at the show as I would have liked. Still, the entire weekend was a blast, and I cannot wait to get out on the water with many of the new acquaintances I made. Thanks to everyone who attended my streamer fishing seminar -I hope you found the program informative and interesting.

If you missed the Sow Bug Roundup this year, you should definitely try to attend next year’s event. In the fall, there is the Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave in Mountain Home. Identical to the Sow Bug Roundup in almost every way, the Conclave gives anglers another chance to get to the area and enjoy the festivities. There really is no excuse for not coming to at least one Sow Bug Roundup or Conclave in your lifetime if you are a White River Basin fly angler. Most of the area’s fly fishing “royalty” attends, so there are few better chances to gather firsthand knowledge and information. Please let me know if you interested in learning more about either the Sow Bug Roundup or the Southern Council Conclave, and I hope to see everyone at one of these upcoming shows at some point in the future.

Here’s some pictures for you to enjoy…

Brown Trout Camper

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~ by troutdoctor101 on March 22, 2010.

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  2. […] found myself in Arkansas the last two days taking part in the annual Sow Bug Roundup in Mountain Home. This event is basically a regional ‘convention’ with many speakers, guides, […]

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