Arkansas Fly is a premier multi-species fly fishing guide service. Offering premium trips with a down to earth attitude. We highly regard fly fishing traditions and ethics, but with less regality. Implementing modern and experimental tactics to chase an array of species and ethically target big fish is our specialty. Our trips are uniquely tailored to the client’s desires and ability to provide an unforgettable experience.

Jason Loyd

Head Guide

Jason is one fishy dude! When you meet him you will be greeted with a strong southern draw and a chill demeanor, but once on the water you will see his hunger for getting you to hook into a big fish. Being a true southern outdoorsman, Jason’s love for fishing and hunting started at a young age. That promptly led to bass tournaments and duck guiding. However, he really found his calling when he started guiding on the White River, in 2012. Having become obsessed with chasing big brown trout, and being rather successful at it, he quickly became known as one of the top guides on the river and someone who will have clients dancing with big fish. His bass fishing experience makes him dangerous for chasing trophy smallmouth and largemouth in local waters. His name is gaining attention amongst the fly-tying community, as well. Not being afraid to think outside of the box has led him to some incredibly innovative techniques that landed him a spot tying at Streamer Lovefest two years in a row. You will not find another guide that will work as hard to provide you with the best trip possible!

Johnny Brazil

Adventure Fly Guide

Johnny is unequivocally obsessed with all things fly! When you meet him, you will be greeted with big smiles and enthusiastic conversation. It only took one trip in 2009 to get him obsessed with catching fish on the fly. His passion has since driven him to catch anything he possibly can. He dabbles in many things such as, co-owning Deadfly, Co, owning a climbing gym, and managing a bike shop. He is plenty competent to get you some time wrestling big White River browns, but his specialty is chasing fish in the places less known. Johnny is always up to hop on a bike and take you for a multi-day bikepacking/fishing trip or take you for a scenic wade fishing trip on some of the pristine, turquoise blue Ozark Mountain creeks. He is the go to guy for adventure trips!

Jacob Stanford

Media Guru

Jacob makes the magic! By trade he is a photographer and videographer. He is a southern gentleman with a soul for adventure and a heart for sharing compelling stories through the lens of his camera. Although he has not been flinging a fly for an extensive amount of time, he has taken to every aspect of the sport quite quickly. Whether it’s chasing anything he can get to bite a fly, tying his own flies, or pushing a boat around a river, he is good at it all. Like the rest of the crew, he grew up with a deep seeded love for fishing and the first time he picked up a fly rod it changed his angling life. His genuine passion for the sport and industry, allied with his incredible vision, makes him a lethal weapon for getting your fly fishing blood boiling.