Chris Morris - Owner and Guide

Growing up in Jackson, MS, I spent many hours honing my fly fishing skills pursuing the elusive largemouth bass on local rivers, ponds, and lakes.  Visiting my father’s Iowa farm during the hot summer months offered the chance to cast to nervous carp in the cool waters of a nearby creek.  Today, these childhood memories formed my passion for Fly Fishing, Casting, Tying, and Teaching.  Whether it’s Brown Trout on the Little Red, Carp in the Delta, Tarpon in the Keys, or Largemouth Bass, I love catching them all on the Fly!

Upon graduating Mississippi State University, fate moved me to Memphis, TN to unknowingly meet my wife, Emily Morris.  In 2002, Emily and I moved to Little Rock, AR from Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA respectively to marry.  My 'real job' is Lead Systems Analyst Programmer (.NET) for a local business and Emily manages the books for a local karate chain and restaurant. We live with our two dogs Josie (Basenji) affectionately known as “Cujo” and Molly (Schnauzer), the comedian of the family.  Often times, our nights include Emily knitting at the couch while I tie at the table and Molly dropping a tennis ball to my feet (“throw the ball dad, for the love of god, throw the ball!”) 

Moving to Little Rock, AR introduced the Little Red and White River systems where my love for Trout and fly fishing grew to an obsession.  I am a FFF Certified Casting Instructor, Sweetwater Montana Guide School graduate, and an avid casting instructor who loves to help others enjoy this sport.
Owned by Chris Morris (FFF CCI), Arkansas Drift is a guide service based out of Little Rock, AR and located 1 hour and 30 minutes south of the Little Red River in Heber Springs, AR. ... moreThe Little Red River is a tailwater below Greer's Ferry Dam and offers year round trout fishing, great streamer fishing for Brown Trout, and consistent nymphing for Rainbows.

At Arkansas Drift, I offer full and half day guide trips, casting clinics, tying classes, and other programs. The mission of my guide service is to provide quality instruction and a good time! I don't want to just take you fishing, but also teach you how to fish! I want happy clients that leave with knowledge for the next adventure. 

I am more than a guide service and like to keep in contact with my customers. I enjoy it when a previous customer calls to ask questions, and I’m available to help you beat the learning curve.

Philanthropy, it is important to give back to our community and Arkansas Drift is happy to donate time to a variety of local and national groups/clubs. During 2011, I have offered free casting clinics to local clubs/charities, fly tying classes, and participated in river clean ups.
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