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JOHN BERRY - John is a fly fishing guide on ArkansasÂ’ 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 the past fifteen 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, Federation of Fly Fishers Guide Association, and the Arkansas Outfitters and Guides Association.

     He has taught fly fishing and fly casting for 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 for the last three years.

     John writes a fly fishing column for the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He has written two chapters for the highly successful fishing guide, Home Waters. He writes for several sporting journals and is also a photographer whose work has been published in several periodicals.

     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 from 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 - 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 a natural 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 all her efforts to fly-fishing. She is a popular instructor who 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, 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.

     Lori was awarded the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers Woman of the Year in 2006 and has recently been featured on the television program, Adventure Guides. on the Versus network (formerly OLN).
 

 
DAN BERRY - Dan is the Dean of Fly Casting in the south. During the last twenty years he has taught over five thousand people the cast. You cannot find many people in this region that he has not personally introduced to the sport.

     He is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor and the first person in Tennessee to be so designated.

     Dan is one of the original members of the Mid South Fly Fishers and has been involved with all aspects of fly fishing education for the last three decades.

     He has taught fly fishing and fly casting for Shelby State Community College, Mississippi County Community College, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Federation of Fly Fishers National Conclave, the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Conclave, the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival, the Ducks Unlimited Expo, and the Home Waters Expo. Dan served as a volunteer guide for Hooked On A Cure, the fly fishing tournament to benefit St Jude ChildrenÂ’s Research Hospital and Casting for Recovery.

     He is also a photographer whose work was featured in the highly successful fly fishing guide, Home Waters. His photographs have been published in several sporting publications.

     Dan has been the Man of the Year for the Delta Fly Fishers of Stockton, California, and the Mid South Fly Fishers. In 2005 he won the Teacher of the year Award from the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Most recently he was awarded the Ron Harger Memorial Lifetime Award by the Federation of Fly Fishers.
 

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