Erik Kraps – Fly Fishing Guide

Hi, my name is Erik, and I live, work and fish in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). I started as a fly fishing guide in the Summer of 2017 and have loved every moment of it. I primarily fish for trout on the White River below Beaver Lake which is called the Beaver Tailwaters. I also fish at Roaring River just across the border in Missouri.

I have fished all my life in some fashion, but the environment trout tend to live draws me in. I love the flowing water of a river or creek and I love the tactics used to catch trout. I started fly fishing in 2008 because it looked so interesting and it was a new challenge to persue. So I bought a fly fishing kit and went to work trying to figure it out. I fell in love with fly fishing. There is something peaceful and fulfilling about a perfect cast, and a nice drift of a fly and sweet hook set to bring in a trout.

I love fly fishing, love tying flies and love sharing my adventures. Hope to hear from you soon.

Be Trout Tough!


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