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John Berry, Instructor and Guide

Berry Brothers Guide Service
Blue Ribon Guide Service 870-425-0447
Cotter, AR
John Berry is the owner/operator of the Berry Brothers Guide Service located in historic Cotter, Arkansas, Trout Capital USA. Along with his brother Dan and wife Lori Sloas, they provide wade and float trips on the White, Norfork, Spring, and Little Red Rivers for Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout. They also guide on Crooked Creek for Smallmouth Bass. In addition, they hold fly fishing and fly tying classes and provide FFF certified fly casting instruction.

John, a retired CPA, has worked for such diverse organizations as Price Waterhouse And Company, First Tennessee Bank, and Ducks Unlimited. He has been a professional fly fishing guide in the Arkansas Ozarks for the past fifteen years. He is the past president of the Mid-South Fly Fishers, with eight hundred members, the largest fly fishing club in the world. He is a life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Mid-South Fly Fishers.

He has been actively involved in teaching fly fishing. He has taught fly fishing and fly casting for Shelby State Community College, Mississippi County Community College, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 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, the Ducks Unlimited Expo, the Home Waters Expo, and numerous regional fishing clubs.

John is a writer and has written two chapters of the highly successful fishing guide, Home Waters. He writes regular columns for three fly fishing clubs and a local sporting journal, The Mid-South Hunting and Fishing News. He has had an article published in several fishing publications.

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