Author Archives: Scott Branyan

About Scott Branyan

Scott Branyan, a native Arkansan, is a full-time fly-fishing guide.

ReachCast Newsletter Ends

The ReachCast newsletter has come to the end of its run. I’ve been posting the newsletter since 2003 and feel it is time to bring it to an end. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed, and given feedback and encouragement … Continue reading

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2017 Flooding

Update 6/11/17 – All spillway releases were ended this past week. Flood event which began the last week of April is finally coming to a close. The Corps is letting Newport fall out to regulating stage. Complete notes below on … Continue reading

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Flood Event Notices

Big rain event underway this weekend. All notices are currently posted on the river reports page. Scott

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Three-Day Lower Buffalo River Wilderness Float

After years of talking about it, my friend Mike and I finally had a good window to float the lower Buffalo River. Here’s an account of the float. Enjoy. © 2017, Scott Branyan

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The Caddis Waltz

Here’s a musical tying demo I do of the Elk Hair Caddis with the White River caddis in mind. I put in some video and stills of the hatch at the end. Enjoy! © 2017, Scott Branyan

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Non-OCD Streamer Video

Had some fun making a video of tying a woolly bugger variant. I’m not a perfectionist fly-tier, but that’s a good thing in my book. Enjoy! © 2017, Scott Branyan

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Ozark Highlands Trail 165 Video

I completed something of a five-year personal project and goal over the Christmas break. Come along on my section hiking of the 165 mile OHT national recreational trail. Some backpack fly-fishing is on the agenda next. © 2017, Scott Branyan

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AGFC 2017 Trout Guide Book Available Online

AGFC has its updated 2017 trout regulation guide book out. It includes regulation changes for Greers Ferry tailwater. These are outlined on p.4.  

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Standing Fly-Tying Desk

My fly-tying desk arrangement is a simple system. I found a sofa table years ago I liked. It takes up little space in the corner and has room underneath for a rolling storage bin and stacked shoe-box size storage containers … Continue reading

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Speaking in Tulsa February 9th

I’m looking forward to speaking again at the Oklahoma Chapter of TU/Tulsa Fly Fishers. Catch me Thursday, February 9th. Topic: “Fly-Flinging with the Flows: Using the Right Tackle and Method for Various Water Conditions on Arkansas’ White River Tailwaters.”

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