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Missouri Fly Fishing Guide Rusty Doughty

Missouri Fly Fishing Guide Services Rusty Doughty

Fly Fishing Guide Rusty Doughty

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Fishing History/Background

Rusty caught his first fish on a fly rod when he was just three years old.

That began a love affair with fly-fishing that would eventually evolve into fly-fishing for trout, which he believes to be the ultimate fishing experience. 

Raised under the wing of an avid fly-fisherman, Rusty had a live-in trout tutor. He eagerly anticipated the many fishing trips that filled his youth. It was on one such trip at the age of ten that Rusty first came to the glorious stretch of water that is now River Of Life Farm. This trip, the return trips to follow, and the natural beauty of ROLF, made an indelible impression.

The years ahead would see Rusty travel to many different waters and catch many different fish. He has honed his skills with trips to Colorado, Wyoming and Montana in search of hungry trout, but the Ozarks always lured him back.


Rusty likes the North Fork in particular, because it reminds him of his favorite western rivers such as the Platte and the Fire Hole.

Rusty now returns to the North Fork ready to share his favorite water with others. He is now an accomplished fly-fisher with many different techniques in his arsenal. He readily enjoys teaching others these skills as well as instructing basic and advanced fly-casting. Rusty takes no greater pleasure than to see others develop into a more complete angler.

What you need to bring

All the fishing gear you have, patience, all the questions you ever had, and a clear direction on what you expect out of your trip.

Tackle Recommendations for the North Fork River

More information is available on our Guides Page.

Need a Missouri Fishing License? Call 800-392-4115 or visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website

Missouri Fly Fishing Lodge

Missouri Fly Fishing Lodging

River of Life Farm offers many lodging selections to choose from. We can accommodate from 1 to 14 guests. After a great day of fishing, relax in our comfortable cabins secluded in the scenic Ozarks. 

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