Your Guide - Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald, owner and operator of Copper Johns Resort and Tackle Outfitter, has been fishing all his life and guiding fly fishing trips on the world famous White River for the last 10 years.   Adaptable, knowledgable and a down-to-earth laid back lifestyle would be a good description of what you get when booking a trip with Ryan.   Ryan strives to introduce the great sport of fly fishing to whomever is interested   From kids to adults and novice to advanced, all ages and abilities are welcome.  For those of you staying at our resort, inquire within for special discounts that are available to you regarding all things fly fishing.  You can follow updates at Ryans Fly Fishin Guide Service on 

If you would like to enjoy a day floating on the river with your pals or just get acquainted to the sport in general with some simple casting instruction, Copper Johns has you covered.  If you have questions reqarding guides, fees, gear or customized lesson options, please contact Ryan at or 870-431-4454.

Independent Guides Welcomed
Guides are not employees of Copper John's so we can get you set up with any guide you would prefer if there is someone you know of or have used before.