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This is an excerpt from the December, 2014/January, 2015 article in ‘GARDEN AND GUN’ magazine:

“Lori Sloas lives five blocks from the banks of the White River, one of the famed Ozark tailwater streams where brown, rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout are active twelve months a year.  ‘On any given day,’ she says, ‘you can fish all four fly techniques here – dries, nymphs, streamers, and soft hackles.’  A wading specialist, Sloas loves to combine fly casting instruction with fish-catching success, and counts the White and Norfork rivers as home waters.  With a masters degree in counseling and years of corporate experience before turning to guiding full-time fourteen years ago, she takes pride in demystifying the Ozarks’ tailwaters.  ‘I try to simplify the fly casting and let people work through each step at a time.  Fly fishing is a process, not an event.  You don’t have to be the best on day one



Lori Sloas

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Lori is one of a handful of female fly-fishing guides in the United States.  Lori has an extensive background in counseling and corporate training that gives her a unique perspective that she uses in leading her popular ladies fly-fishing classes.  Lori is an intuitive instructor who quickly brings her students to ease.  A natural caster, Lori brings intensity to the stream that produces fish for clients in the most adverse conditions. A lifelong angler she now devotes her efforts to fly-fishing, teaching as well as designing fly-fishing programs.

She is a popular instructor that has presented seminars for the Federation of Fly Fishers, the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival, the Sowbug Round Up, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Casting for Recovery, Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, Fly Fishing Clubs and corporate groups throughout the region.  Lori was Outreach Chair at the Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council Conclave in 2005.  She is a member of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers, the Damsel Fly Fishers and is a life member of the Mid South Fly Fishers and the Federation of Fly Fishers.  She was Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council's Woman of the Year in 2006.

She was featured on the television show, Adventure Guides, on the Versus network (previously known as OLN). Most recently she was the cover story in Living Well magazine.