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Gary Flippin (rimshoals)

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Gary Flippin is a native of Cotter Arkansas, and he has spent a lifetime learning the intricacies of The White River. He and his better half, Paula, own and operate Rim Shoals Resort on a well-known stretch of the river by the same name. Gary Flippin spent his early years chasing trout. “When we grew up, we just took the river for granted,he said. We thought it was natural to go and catch five-pound trout. I would show a buddy a 10-pound trout one day and he'd show me a 14-pounder the next. That's just the way it was. Gary is well-respected in the river community. He has served as the chairman of The Great Cotter Trout Festival for the past six years. He was part of the Bull Shoals/Norfork Advisory Group and worked with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to develop long-term plans to improve the White River fishery. He is currently vice-president of the White River Trout Unlimited #698.
State: Arkansas.
City: Mountain Home
                 

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Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
Today we are hoping is the first of many, many days of winter wading. I was able to take Tom Roberts, a first time guest, out this afternoon and quite a afternoon he had. In 3 hours, Tom hooked into 25 - 30 trout, mostly browns but the real prize was a 17" to 18" cutt. What a beauty. We believe that we can start expecting wadeable water since the level has dropped to the level where control can be turned over to SW Electric. Now would be a good time to start planning your trip to Rim Shoals. (12/05/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
Bull Shoals cut back to 11,400 cfs for most of the night giving us about 4 units here. That's great island wading and easy boating. Lake levels continue to drop. Both White and North Fork rivers have stable oxygen levels and stocking has resumed. You really need to make some winter fishing plans! (11/28/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
Autumn is one of the best times to fish for trout anywhere and here in the Arkansas high country is no exception. The trout are as fat as they have ever been and they are eager to still fatten up more. Our water conditions have improved the fish so that we are seeing more large fish and especially here in the trophy area of Rim Shoals. Casting lures? go with Jigs, Rapalas, and spoons. (11/24/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
A whole weekend of wading and the trout were not shy. As a matter of fact very much full vim, vigor & vitality. We are speaking of the Norfork tail waters where the water should remain off till the 22nd of November. Depending on where you are, the top flies were RS Sowscud, San Juan worm, RS Zebra, soft hackles, and crackle backs. The White is still fishing strong in the Rim Shoals trophy area with San Juan worms and Y2K's being a tough combo to beat, early AM in the softer water RS Zebra has been picking up fish. Remember when fishing the fast deep water don't hesitate to add weight, you have to get to the bottom. (11/19/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
We're looking forward to low water levels by mid December. In the meantime, drift fishing from a boat can be very productive. (11/11/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
Over the weekend, anglers went from using a ruler to measure fish to a scale for weighing them. One of our guest using the trail said he landed a 26" brown and several 19" - 22" browns & bows. But "THE FISH" was hooked by one of the Hart boys of Marshall, TX. This brown was brought along side the boat but they could not net him. Mr. Hart said the net measured 15" wide and the trout's head would not even fit into it. He went on to say the brown had to weigh in excess of 25 lb. (AG&F says the new world record exists here at the shoals.)    Fly fishermen - spin fishermen, didn't make any difference, everybody was talking about landing big fish.   For the kid's, Dry Run Creek is running clear and the young ones are catching great fish. Crooked Creek and Buffalo river are all fishing great for small mouth and offer some great wading opportunities. We also have several guides who offer small mouth fishing on Crooked Creek. Give us call if your interested and we can set you up. (12/30/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
The White River System through out Missouri and Arkansas has received a lot of press about flooding and, for good reason. But, the White River below Bull Shoals Dam down to Buffalo City is in terrific shape. Our website posts water conditions daily. For the foreseeable future, there is no doubt that wade fishermen will not have much opportunity to fish. BUT, the trout will still be out there and biting! Anglers in boats will enjoy great fishing. Our spin casting guests will be most productive during this high water. Stick baits, large rapala's and jigs are the popular choices. Fly fishers will want to consider a little heavier rod, 7 or 8 wt, with a sinking tip line in 8+ units. April - June is prime bass fishing in Crooked Creek. There are several public accesses in our area for wading. You can also motor up the mouth of the creek which is just 2 miles downriver from Rim. The Spring River and North Fork River above Norfork lake are both trout streams unaffected by dam generation and will be in good condition once spring rains cease. They are both about an hour's drive from here. (12/30/08)
Gary Flippin (rimshoals) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the White River, Arkansas
Another unbelievable weekend for our Rim Shoals guests. Not only were we blessed with 5 - 6 inches of lovely snow, but had outstanding fishing to boot. The productive flies were Rim Shoals Zebra midge, Zig Jig (fly jig) Rim Shoals Sowscud, Woolly Buggers and egg patterns. Saturday provided another outstanding day and one of the most productive flies was the Rim Shoals RB midge. When out of the catch and release area a Zig Jig with a Rim Shoals Sowscud was a hard to beat combo. (12/30/08)
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Shop Guide Service Lodge School (Classes) Travel Rods Manufacturer
Rim Shoals Resort
153 Rim Shoals Cp
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Rim Shoals Resort
info@rimshoals.com
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