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Mountain Home, AR

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The 2024 Sowbug Roundup

Was Fun

The Sowbug Team is Planning

the 2025 Event Now!

2024 Sowbug Day 1
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The 2025 Sowbug Roundup

27th - March 29th of 2025

9:00am to 4:00pm

Baxter County Fairgrounds

Mountain Home, AR

Entry Fees
$10.00 for all three days
Adults with kids under 12 admitted free
NAFF Members Admitted Free
Click Here to Join NAFF

All things fly tying and fly fishing brought to you by:
The North Arkansas Fly Fishers

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Concessions will again be provided by Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Dept Auxiliary for the 2025 event!


Ooh, those Fried Pies...

Getting the Younger Generation Involved!

The Sowbug Roundup Youth Program
Sponsored By:

   Wapsi 2 
 Bass Pro Shops 



Sowbug Roundup Youth Program

- Any adult bringing a kid to the Sowbug gets in free!

- Free fly tying classes for kids!
In the Entry Hall 

- A special youth raffle - no cost - all kids win a prize!

- Dry Run Creek - a totally unique Under 16 fishery!

Nothing better than tying their own fly, then going over to Dry Run Creek and catch a fish with that fly!

Dry Run Creek

A Very Special Under 16 Fishery

Please Enjoy the Video

This annual show in Mountain Home, AR is centered in one of the greatest fly-fishing areas of the world. The White and Norfork Rivers provide a backdrop for anglers visiting the show. 


The show boasts 150 expert fly tyers, over 20 vendors, every day new auctions and raffles, free seminars, free fly-tying classes and free casting lessons. The entry fee is only $10 for all three days AND if an adult is accompanied by a child, they are admitted free. One of the goals of the Sowbug is to encourage people of all ages to enjoy fly fishing. We even have a special free raffle, just for kids, where everyone wins!


The Sowbug Roundup is the work of dozens of members of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers. It is the sole fundraiser of the club and provides the finances for conservation, education and philanthropic activities.  The first $10,000 of the show’s proceeds goes toward scholarships for students majoring in conservation and/or fisheries careers.


This is the year to get away and to participate in one of the BEST fly-fishing shows in the country.  Join the attendees from all 50 states and several countries and immerse yourself in fly fishing and fly tying for all three days. See you at Sowbug, it’s time well spent.


Future Sowbug Roundup Dates Are:

2025 - March 27th - 29th

2026 - March 26th - 28th

2027 - March 25th - 27th

2028 - March 23rd - 25th

2029 - March 22nd - 24th