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Davy holds Ron's 28 inch trophy rainbow

From Recent Trips  . . .

"Words don't adequately express my thanks to you for the three great fly fishing excursions you provided my family in 2005. Since you began teaching and guiding us in 2004, our enjoyment for fly fishing on the beautiful White River System has grown steadily. My wife had never fished before, and your patient and insightful teaching has provided her with a developing hobby we can enjoy together in the great outdoors. My Dad has fished for many years, but he is always asking when Davy is taking us fishing again.

The chance to catch a fish of a lifetime this past October --- a 26 inch female rainbow --- was the high point of 2005! Without your patient coaching and adept boating skills during the 40 minute struggle, there would have been no trophy bow.

The most important thing I have learned as a teacher is to teach people only what they can appreciate at their present level of experience. It's so easy to be overwhelmed with information you can't yet appreciate. You have a great knowledge of the art and science of fly fishing, but I have observed how effectively you tailor your comments to fit the person to whom they are directed. If we would all just listen more keenly to what you say, we would improve faster and catch more trout.

Finally, I admire the great respect you show for the wonderful resources the White River System affords us fishermen. We just can't wait to get back to your bed and breakfast and head out to the river with you!" Ron Ford, Chicago

One of several nice rainbow Matthew caught fishing with Davy

"We're lucky to have Davy Wotton living in the area since he brings literally a world of fly fishing knowledge to our waters.  I've set a personal record for Brown and Rainbow trout while fishing with Davy."  -- Matthew S. Fort Smith AR

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One of several nice browns Matthew also caught fishing with Davy
on the same trip.

"Thanks for the great time fly fishing. I can honestly say that I learned more from you in just two days than I would have learned in 2 years of trying by myself.   Believe it or not, I came home and practiced the casting skills that you taught me and now I am casting the length of the yard with a straight line. I really appreciated your teaching techniques and I also enjoyed your stories. You are great. I want to come back next year and build on the skills that you taught me and that I have been practicing. Thanks for all of the patience!"
Ed Franklin, Little Rock, AR

Erik Lundberg
Davy and Erik Lundberg

"The fishing was as good or better than what I have experienced in California, Alaska, and Idaho.  My brother-in-law Brian and I left our lakefront cabin on Table Rock lake at 6AM and drove the 1.5 to 2 hours southeast to Flippin, AR to meet Davy. I had seen him featured on several fly fishing shows on OLN TV. We picked up some lunch to eat on the boat and were on the water by 9AM. Davy is an incredible guide and within 5 minutes we were getting into fish. Caught mostly rainbows, but also some cutts and browns.The river also has brookies.The fishing was fast and furious. Brian and I each landed over 20 trout, had at least 15 long distance releases, and about 30 additional strikes. This was the 5th day that Brian had ever fly fished. We both had drifts in the boat where we were catching 11" to 15" rainbows on every 3rd cast. It was awesome."
Erik Lunderg, CA

Thanks for the fantastic fishing trip for my son and I. Two fishermen, seven hours, and 101 trout!! Unbelieveable!! The browns and cutthroat were great bonuses on top of the rainbows. You definitely have two more believers in traditional British wet fly fishing. We can't wait to do it again. Fred McQueary, MD, Springfield MO

"Rex and I were treated to a fantastic fishing experience on the White River near Flippin, Arkansas. It was all thanks to you. At a time when the river was high due to heavy rains and fishing should have been mediocre at best, you came through for us with flying colors. We landed at the airport at 7am where you picked us up and then headed for the river. By the time you treated us with a great shore lunch at noon we had released 50 beautiful trout that were the strongest I have ever caught. And what a variety; rainbows, cutthroat, and native browns. While fishing slowed down in the afternoon due to increasingly high water, your instructions for catching fish under this even more difficult condition will serve us far into the future." --  Larry Tweed and Rex Warren, Boliver MO.

"I have never learned so much about fly fishing as I did during the two days I spent fishing with Davy. The sheer size of the White River can be intimidating. But Davy's intimate knowledge of the water had us on beautiful healthy fish the whole trip. His friendliness and professionalism made it an experience to remember. I definitely will be back."   -- Andy M. Nashville TN

"Thanks so very  much for your patience and great teaching ability. It is something that I will always remember. It was the most enjoyable fishing experience that I have ever had. If you want to learn about fly fishing, go with Davy. If you want to learn where the fish hide, go with Davy. If you want to have fun, go with Davy. As a plus, you will catch lots of fish."  -- Tom M., Davidson, MI

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