published March 5, 2009 by Ben Adams

Wading to Safety by John Berry

John Berry of Berry Brother Guides in Cotter, Arkansas, has been fly fishing the streams of North Central Arkansas for almost three decades and is a major authority when it comes to popular trout hotspots including the White River and Norfork Tailwaters.

White river fishing reportAs far as I am concerned, winter has worn out its welcome. Thank goodness spring is just around the corner. With some warming temperatures and blooming flowers, it gently nudges anglers from their nice warm dens to try their luck on the stream. While I have already been guiding and fishing on my own, many have been sitting it out. As this most significant change of seasons approaches, and we going to think about returning to the rivers and creeks, we need to consider water safety.

If you haven’t been wading, there are a few things you should consider. One is your equipment. For me, it’s all about the waders. I think stocking foot waders (where the wader and the boots are separate pieces) are the safer choice.

Read the rest of John’s column in the Arkansas Fishing Forum.

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