Monthly Archives: July 2011

Arizona Fly Fishing: Summertime Small Streams (Part 2)


I woke to the beauty of the Arizona sun, rising across the canyon and beaming light into  every corner of the forest. Breakfast rivaled dinner from the night, and the eggs, hash browns, homemade breads and coffee provided us with plenty of energy to break down camp and get things under way. The morning started […]

Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Fly Rod


Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters BVK 9’ 6Weight Fly Rod Why: Bigger water and bigger fish. I love fishing my TFO Finesse 3 weight, but when targeting bigger fish like the urban carp of Phoenix or the big redsides of the Deschutes River, I opted to try Temple Fork Outfitters new rod, the BVK. […]

Arizona Fly Fishing – Summertime Small Stream (Part 1)


There is something about the sound of heavy tires crunching over a dirt road on the way to an ice-cold creek. Anticipation was running high as I had not fished these streams for over a month, and I was worried what condition the Arizona summer had put them in. Gear was sorted on the tailgate […]

Fly Fishing New York: Adirondack Small Stream


A normal vacation morning finds me awake with the sun heading to a small stream while my wife sleeps till noon. Much to my surprise and delight, Michelle wanted to tag along one morning while I fished one of the priceless brook trout streams not 15 minutes from the house. We hit the water for […]

Rambling Review: Sierra Nets


Rambling Review – Sierra Nets by Greg Madrigal Why: As important as the rod and reel are to the fly fisherman, the landing net becomes an extension of the arm when bringing a fish to hand. Greg Madrigal is an artist and constructs beautiful one of a kind nets. Greg has melded his love of […]

Fly Fishing New York: The AuSable River


I truly have been blessed this summer with tons of fishing all over the country. After my trip to Oregon and Alaska, Michelle and I had a day or two in Arizona before we hopped back on a plane and headed back to New York and Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks to see my […]

Rambling Review – Korkers Hyjack Wading Shoes


Rambling Review – Korkers Hyjack Wading Shoes Why: Living in Arizona, I start wet wading as soon as the snow is gone. Generally that means by the end of April or early May, I am lucky enough to leave the bulky, smelly waders at home and don a pair of cargo shorts to hike the […]