The Shop is located at the White River access point in the heart of historic Cotter, Arkansas, nestled in the midst of over 60 miles of world famous trout habitats. Friendly customer service and expert knowledge regarding our waters are two things you will always find when you visit the Natural State Fly Shop.
The Natural State Fly Shop carries what you need to be a successful fly angler and be comfortable when visiting the White and Norfork Rivers. We carry options for the budget conscious, several beginner kits, and advanced gear for the seasoned fly angler.
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Meet Our Staff
Kyle grew up in the small town of Vilonia, AR and fell in love with fly fishing at the age of 17. Kyle joined the Navy right after high school. He took a brief four year hiatus from The Natural State and was shipped off to Sasebo, Japan. But that didn’t stop him from fishing for carp, koi and sea-bass.Full Bio
Henry Seay is an Arkansas native. His dad bought him a bamboo fly rod when he was 15 for a trip to the Red River in New Mexico. Later in my life, while living in Arizona, he fished Lee’s Ferry and the San Juan rivers and fell in love with tailwaters.Full Bio
Courtney is a California native who transplanted to Arkansas over 25 years ago. She moved to Cotter, Arkansas after retirement from government service for 15 years. She quickly discovered her love of Fly Fishing while working as the manager at the Cotter Trout Lodge where her office is located at the Natural State Fly Shop.Full Bio
Arkansas’ White and Norfork Rivers are perhaps the most challenging yet productive fisheries that you will experience.Read More
Arkansas Game and Fish and the Norfork National Fish Hatchery release upwards of 2 million trout into our tail waters annually.Read More
It’s no secret that White River trout feed heavily on midges year round. The tell tale subsurface sipping can be witnessed in every level of generation.Read More