Allow myself to introduce myself, my name is Brian Wise. I am the head guide for River of Life Farm on the North Fork of the White River (NFOW) in Missouri. I am a self-proclaimed streamer fanatic and smallmouth junky that likes to chase just about anything with a fly rod. Living in the hear of the Ozarks and guiding on the NFOW I am spoiled with the best of both worlds, an incredible wild rainbow trout fishery as well as the chance to chase predator sized brown trout on big streamers.
I have been fortunate over the years to participate in various fly fishing industry related events and in 2007 I qualified for the coveted Best of the West casting competition, and won a local competition with a cast of 106ft with a 5wt. I have also made several television appearances and have been featured in both print and online media, and have even appeared on The Today Show on NBC. All the claims and accolades are great but I take the most pride in showing others how to improve their fly fishing techniques and teaching someone new the sport of fly fishing in the Ozarks. My biggest reward occurs every time I take my two boys out to the river. It is an awesome experience to watch them grow up with fly fishing in their souls.
I am also an aspiring filmmaker and my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/flyfishingtheozarks) has received over 2100 subscribers and over 373,000 views. Filmaking has become a passion that keeps me up at night. I am one of the strange souls that enjoys editing hours and hours of video for that one "holy crap" clip that truly shows what fuels the Ozark fly fisherman's soul.
I look forward to meeting you on the river.
Television and Video Appearances:
- The Today Show (NBC)
- Outdoor Channel Outfitters (Outdoor Channel)
- Ultimate Outdoors (Outdoor Channel)
- Wapiti Promotional Video (Corporate Marketing Campaign)
- Chasing Waters (The Pursuit Channel)(Not Yet Aired)
Magazine and Other Print Publications
- Field & Stream Magazine
- Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine
- Southern Living Magazine
- 417 Magazine
- 7/24 Outdoors Magazine
- Ozark County Times
- Rural Missouri Magazine
- Real Country Outdoors
- Live 2 Fly Fish Radio