Jess Westbrook - guide

I was exposed to fly fishing as a young child.  I spent weeks every summer chasing stocker rainbow trout in Roaring River, Missouri.  With my dad as my teacher I started fly fishing at the age of 8.  Still today we return to Roaring River every summer for a family vacation.

My love for fly fishing turned into an obsession in my early twenties.  I was given the opportunity to guide for Rainbow Bay Resort in Pedro Bay, Alaska.  While in Alaska, I learned the ropes of guiding and also learned a lot about myself.  After returning to Alaska in 2013, I decided that I wanted to continue guiding. Guiding gives me the opportunity to combine my two passions: fishing and teaching others. In 2014, I started fishing with one of the best fishing guides on the Little Red River - Chris Morris with Arkansas Drift.  Chris took me under his wing and helped me sharpen my skills for guiding on the Little Red.

Currently I work as the Controller for a Mechanical Contractor in Bryant, Arkansas and guide part-time.   Guiding is my outlet, after a long week of work in the office there is nothing I enjoy more than good people, good fishing and great food!

My style of guiding is relaxed and low-stress.  Come ready for a day full of enjoyment and great fishing on one of the greatest rivers in Arkansas!