Meet the Sore Lip'Em All Team

Lowell Myers

Lowell Myers

Head Guide

Lowell Myers is a seasoned fly fisherman of 30 plus years, casting instructor, fly fishing competitor and fly tyer. After guiding part time for several years, Lowell joined Jeff Smith (good friend and creator of the Trout Magnet) and became manager and operator of the Sore Lip’Em All Guide Service. A former business administrator, Lowell now resides in his cabin on the Little Red River living his dream as a full-time fishing guide.

His experience and knowledge of both fly fishing and using the Trout Magnet on spinning rods allows all types of anglers to be served through one guide service. Lowell has fished rivers from Alaska to Maine, and has guided on nearly every inch of the Little Red River.  Featured numerous times in newspapers and magazines, Lowell currently serves as the President of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, serves on the Board of the Little Red River Foundation, Outdoor Legacy, and on the Board of Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Arkansas Regional Tourism. He is a strong supporter of the promotion and conservation efforts on the Little Red River. 

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Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Owner of Leland's Lures

Jeff Smith is the owner of Leland’s Lures and Sore Lip’em All Guide Service. Jeff started with one lure, the Trout Magnet. Now Leland’s Lures carries many products for trout and crappie enthusiasts. Leland’s Lures products are sold all across the country and regionally through Wal-Mart, Bass Pro, Dick’s Sporting Goods and many other retail stores. The Trout Magnet was named by Field and Stream Magazine as one of the top 30 lures of all time. Jeff has been featured in numerous TV shows and magazine articles. As the Trout Magnet was blessed with growth and popularity, requests were received from all over the world to fish the Trout Magnet on its home waters (the Little Red River). As a result, the Sore Lip’Em All Guide Service was created to provide guided trout fishing trips using the Trout Magnet. Even though Jeff now spends most of his time in the office or promoting the Leland’s Lures products, you will still find him on the water providing Sore Lip’Em All clients a trip to remember.
Chuck Farneth

Chuck Farneth

Guide

Chuck has over 50 years of fly fishing experience that he shares through fly fishing schools, clinics, and seminars all over the country. He is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, teaching novice as well as experienced anglers the art of fly casting.

He and his wife Sherry live in Heber Springs, AR on the Little Red River. Chuck guides on the Little Red River as well as the White and Norfork Rivers in north Arkansas. Chuck is the founder and executive director of Outdoor Legacy where he and his wife invest themselves into children’s lives through fly fishing (read more about Outdoor Legacy at

www.outdoorlegacy.com).

Chuck is currently on the Team USA Masters Fly Fishing Team. Chuck has competed and represented the United States in many national and international fly fishing competitions. He is a three-time medalist in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games (gold in 2001) and is a Fly Fishing Masters champion (N.E. Regional).

Chuck has been featured on American Fly Guides, Talkin’ Outdoors, Outdoors on the Little Red, many other TV shows, and in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He is often featured on ESPN, World Fishing Network, Outdoor Network and local TV stations.

Chuck is about people and putting people on fish. Specializing in fly fishing, Chuck offers Sore Lip ‘Em All clients an exceptional opportunity to experience the thrill of catching trout on the fly. Chuck enjoys sharing his expert casting knowledge and passion for the river with those who fish with him. We’re thankful to have one of the best fly fishers in the world, Chuck Farneth, as a member of the Sore Lip ‘Em All Guide Service team.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Guide

David, aka the “Mountain Man,” has grown up fishing the Little Red River.  David is a seasoned guide of 35 years for fishing and hunting across the country. Over the years he has become very familiar with the Little Red River, where you will find him guiding spin fishing trips using the Trout Magnet as well as fly fishing trips. With the ever changing river conditions, David is considered Sore Lip’Em All Guide Service’s high water specialist using his single hook inline spinner that the fish don’t swallow, which allows the fish to be released unharmed after it’s been “sore lipped.”

For over 20 years David has worked in the outreach and education of youth in the outdoors. When it comes to fishing with the kids, the interaction skills of the Mountain Man will shine…from the special attention given to his “humorous clichés”…..to make lasting memories.

David is also a videographer and producer of outdoor shows. His travels have taken him all across the US and Africa. David also served as Host on “Outdoors on the Little Red” and has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines.

David lives on his ranch, just south of Pangburn, with his better half Ronda and their Australian Shepherd “Honey Bee.” When you fish with David you can expect a lot of great conversation to keep you entertained. You will also find his tips and tactics to be very informative for those times when you fish on your own. David fishes with energy, knows the river and will go the extra mile for his clients.  David sore lips them all and practices “KISS and RELEASE.”

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Part-time Guide

Brad Smith guides part-time for Sore Lip’Em All. When Brad is not doing his full time job, you will find Brad working around the Trout Magnet office, on the water fishing or in the woods deer and duck hunting. You will not find a better person than Brad…generous of his time to work with children and willing to serve those around him. If you have an opportunity to fish with Brad, you will be blessed.
David Taylor

David Taylor

Guide

David grew up fishing the Caney Fork River in his home state of Tennessee, but while attending college here in Arkansas his passion for fishing grew…specifically trout fishing on the Little Red River with Trout Magnets. David has proven himself as an excellent trout angler and as a Sore Lip’Em All guide with countless hours on the river. David not only uses the Trout Magnet conventionally with the float system, he has also mastered the technique of “twitching” the Trout Magnet with the right water conditions. We are confident that you will experience a great trip with David and that he will put you on fish. Book a Sore Lip’Em All Guide Service trip with David today.
Nancy Myers

Nancy Myers

Hospitality and Social Media

Blessed with the increasing demands of the guide service, in 2015 Nancy Myers began working more directly with Sore Lip ‘Em All. Married to Lowell, they live on the banks of the Little Red with their two labs. A lover of all things outdoors, she enjoys offering hospitality to guide service clients in several ways…..preparing lunch on the cabin’s back deck, serving hot coffee off the dock, and playing photographer for group shots. She is now involved with Sore Lip ‘Em All’s social media and a frequent writer for the blog. Look for her on your trip….she’s often spotted waving from the back porch.