Monthly Archives: July 2011


Arizona Wanderings: Wall of Fame

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Over the past 6 months, much to the surprise of my wife and myself, my flies and t-shirts have been finding their way all across the county and even across the oceans. In honor of some of those who have been rocking the mini-hoppers and Arizona Wanderings t-shirts, this post is for you. First, Greg […]

Denali Arctic Grayling…

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After an unbelievable week in Bend, Oregon chasing big rainbows on the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers, I woke early to catch a flight to Anchorage to meet up with my wife and in-laws for a 10-day land/ocean cruise. I knew that this was a rare occasion to be in this part of the country, so […]

Fly Fishing Oregon – The Crooked River

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There is nothing truly as grand as that first night sleeping in a real bed after a long fishing trip. I slept so hard that I felt like a lead weight sunken into the leesa queen size mattresses. After looking at some river flow reports and weather forecasts, we opted for something a little closer […]

Fly Fishing Oregon – The Deschutes River (Final)

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Our final day on the river found us cooking the last of our eggs and diving into some instant oatmeal. The black coffee as always helped to prop our eyelids open. Knowing that some of the best fishing was behind us and that most everyone was all stacked up on this section of river, we […]

Fly Fishing Oregon – The Deschutes River (Day 3)

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Breakfast was made and coffee perked while we broke camp and repacked the boat. We again were an hour or two ahead of most other anglers and had our pick of prime water. The morning was spent picking through the riffle water and pulling redsides to the net. The big river fishing took some getting […]