Photos: Dads’ Day Out on the Little Red

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


The grogeous browns that the river is famous for were more than willing to eat flies.
Photos by Drew Ross

Getting to fish with friends isn’t something I get to do very often, primarily because I fish during the week while most responsible people are at work. But just before Thanksgiving, a buddy called and wanted to know if I had anything going on the third weekend in December.


It’s important to have a good spotter when you’re sight-fishing.

Luckily, it just happened to be a weekend during which my wife politely asked me to find somewhere else to be. Honestly, looking back, I couldn’t believe how it came together. My buddy’s wife was taking their kids on a trip to Disney, and my house would be the scene of an all-girls slumber party for my daughters. All the adults agreed that a dads’ trip to the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas, was required. So we packed my kayak and the Flycraft boat and spent the next three days chasing wild browns in low water. The weather was awesome and everyone caught trout.


If you’re gonna catch big fish, bring a big net.

As expected with trips like these, it ended far too quickly but provided a lifetime of great memories. On the drive home we started planning our Winter and Summer getaways. Now we need to find a way to make it our wives idea.

Drew Ross writes the Looknfishy blog. Check out his Facebook page for more great photos.


That’s the satisfied look of a man who enjoys de-stressing on the river.

Low water required refining tactics and re-rigging for the conditions.

Light, high floating boats were perfect for the season.

That is one healthy looking brown trout. Nice reds, browns, and golds.

Another beauty ready to go back in the water to fight another day.

One thought on “Photos: Dads’ Day Out on the Little Red”

  1. Yes ,I truly enjoyed your photos and the blog of your expierence on the little red…She is a beautiful river … And again thanks.
    Kindest ; Mike Fivecoat

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