The sun crested the mountaintops as my trucked roared northward on the I-17 towards Flagstaff. Through the bug splattered windshield I could see the desert around me change as I climbed in altitude until the desert was swallowed up by the tall ponderosa pines. I made the turn onto I-40 heading east to the New […]
I just returned from an action packed couple of days at the San Juan River right outside of Farmington, New Mexico. There will be a couple of posts detailing the few days I was able to spend on the water and one day in particular were I was able to meet up with Mike Heitman […]
Indicator vs. the Hopper I have always been told to never say never, so I will say instead that I rarely use an indicator when fly fishing small streams. Two main reasons keep me from threading my line through a bobber or a polypropylene indicator and neither of them are because I am an elitist. […]
When I first happened upon the fly fishing scene, I read every book, watched every YouTube, and listened to every podcast. I wanted to know everything and have exactly the right gear for what I was going to do. An intricate part of the fly fishing get-up is the fly box. The fly box can […]
Continuing on a tour through my Altoid box of San Juan flies is another classic that everyone I talked to made sure would be in my box. I tied up these Chocolate Foam Emergers in size #20-24, and I am crossing my fingers that these will do the trick.
Gearing up for an upcoming trip to the San Juan, I’ve been tying a lot of different bugs that take me out of my comfort zone. The small #22s and #24s really test my patience and eyesight, but have taught me quite a bit. Looking forward to getting out on the water and getting into […]
After writing a piece on fly fishing Arizona and the sustainability of wild trout populations, I was surprised by the great response that the article received. “Kudos” and “right ons” filled my email and comment box and I was glad to put into words how many people feel about wild fisheries. I appreciate the support […]
I have tied up some of my AZWanderings’ bugs to send in for a tying contest held by Montana Fly Company and the Outdoor Blogger Network. I know it is a long shot, but my two creations/variants are going into the mail today in the hopes that someone likes them. The first fly is the […]