Chad Johnson

About

Hello fellow anglers, my name is Chad Johnson, born in Mississippi in 1973, with rod in hand. I spent the next 32 years in Crystal Springs.  My dad was an angler & raised me just a 4-wheeler ride away from two great warm water fisheries, where we spent most of our time fishing for Catfish, Bass, & Blue Gill but never with the passion that I have found in fly fishing.

I began coming to the White River area for the first time in the spring of 2003 to fish for trout and small mouth bass. That's all it took to get me hooked and I begin making as many trips as possible to fish the area. Sometimes getting sidetracked fly fishing for Redfish on the coast but was always drawn back to the White River area.

In 2006, I decided trips were not enough; I sold my house, left my business and moved to the White River Area to pursue a career in fly fishing. Not long after making the move I joined my new fly fishing family at Mtn. River Fly Shop in Cotter AR, which is now known as Dally’s Ozark Fly Fishers.  They began letting me cut my teeth on guide trips with kids to Dry Run creek and teaching them the fun of fly fishing.  I soon bought a Drift boat & began guiding on the White & Norfork Rivers in 2007.  In the summer of 2007, I found myself guiding at the Rocky River Lodge in Port Graham, Alaska for Salmon & Dollies season & again in 2010.  Meanwhile, I worked the rest of the year at Dally’s Ozark Fly Fishers and guiding part time.  Over the last couple of years, I have found myself so busy with guiding that I have not been able to work in the Fly shop full time.   I am now finding myself overwhelmed with the pursuit for big fish on big flies.  I guess the bottom line is there’s no better place to be than in the boat with a customer sharing this sport.  I love my job!

I had no idea that my move from Mississippi would land me on such a fast track to such an awesome fly fishing career.  Now being an ambassador for Simms Fly Fishing and being picked up as a Rio ambassador and being picked as a Fly Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, this move has been the best thing that has happen to my wife, Tiffany, and I in the last few years.  Thanks to all of the support of the fly heads out there.
 
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Gliding through the hills of the beautiful Ozark Montains in Arkansas is the White River and its tributary, The Norfork Tailwater. These are the finest tailwaters in the South, known ... moreto fly fishers all over the world for producing phenomenal numbers of trophy brown trout. Nestled on a bend of the White River is Cotter, Arkansas, "Trout Capital USA", and at its fly fishing heart is Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher. We are a fly shop for fly fishers, fly tiers, and fly enthusiasts. 

If you want to discover the waters of the Ozarks, learn to fly flish, or hunt trophy trout, our guide service is second to none. Our experienced guide team goes through waders and boots like others wear out jeans and tennis shoes. We offer guided fly fishing trips for wade fishing (when available), river boats and drift boats on both the White River and Norfork Tailwater, and Crooked Creek and Dry Run Creek tours for those who are under 16 and want to fish for the world's finest trout. If you're a beginner fly flisher, we also have a solid program of trying and fishing classes.

We also carry one of the region's largest selection of Sage, Orvis, and TFO fly rods. We have fly reels from Waterworks-Lamson, Abel, Sage, Orvis, and TFO. We carry Simms and Redington waders, boots and clothing, tools from Dr Slick and Orvis, fly boxes from Umpqua and Montana Fly Company. Our trying selection is backed with only the best from Wapsi, Hareline, Clear Cure Goo, Renzetti Vises, and Dr Slick Tools.

Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher is your gateway to the White River system and Ozark waterways. 
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While I was in Cotter, I made a stop into this shop. The staff is friendly, the shop is well stocked, and the selection of available tying materials was endless! If you ever find yourself in the Twin Lakes area, do yourself a favor and stop by!
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These guys are great. Try having this much fun for this much money. I don't think it can happen.
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Chad and I met about 11 yrs ago in the Fly Shop . The next day I was fishing on the river when Chad and Tiffany came over and asked if I would like to go with them in there boat fishing . I said yes of course . They told me it was Tiffany's Birthday which is the same as my wife's . After that I have fished with Chad every year. I have a bond with him that goes way beyond fly fishing . He is more than ... more just a guide. He has been a life saver for me. Now he guides my son. He is the Best. Thanks my friend.
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