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He has taught fly fishing and fly casting at Arkansas State University, Shelby State Community College, Mississippi County Community College, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Mid South Fly Fishers, Casting for Recovery and Becoming an Outdoors Woman. He is a member of the Federation of Fly Fishers Speakers Bureau and has been a seminar presenter and fly tier at the Federation of Fly Fishers National Conclave, the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Conclave, the Sow Bug Round Up, the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival and the Home Waters Expo. John served as guide for Hooked on a Cure. John is a fly fishing columnist for the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas and has written three chapters of the highly successful fishing guide, "Home Waters". He has also written for several sporting journals, such as Drake.
John has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the Mid South Fly Fishers. In 1996 when he was President of the Mid South Fly Fishers, the club received the McKenzie Cup from the Federation of Fly Fishers as club of the year. In 2004 he received the prestigious Tall Tale Tellers Award from the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Most recently, John was awarded the Charles E. Brooks Memorial Lifetime Award by the Federation of Fly Fishers.
John Berry is a fly fishing guide on Arkansas' White, Norfork, Spring and Little Red Rivers for Trout; and Crooked Creek for Smallmouth Bass. He has been a fly fishing guide in the Ozarks for over twenty years. He is the Past President of the Mid South Fly Fishers (two terms). John served as the Conservation Director for the Southern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers.
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He is a life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Mid South Fly Fishers. He is also a member of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers Guide Association.