Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Backcountry Journal…


Last month, Arizona Wanderings very unceremoniously passed the two year mark. Although it has been said before, this website started very humbly as a communication piece with my family and has slowly grown over the past two years to share my experiences in the field with friends, sell some flies, review different products, and even […]

Rambling Review: Ex Officio Nio Amphi Pants


Rambling Review – Ex Officio Nio Amphi Pants   Why: Living in Arizona and being slightly obsessed with the small streams that flow from the mountains, wet wading is a way of life from early spring until the November cold forces me to break out my waders. Typically, I roll in a pair of cargo […]

Fly Fishing Nevada: Small Streams and Gambling


I found myself in Las Vegas for a good buddy’s bachelor party not long ago and amidst the turmoil of the weekend, I planned to get out and do a little fishing. My research had started a few months earlier and with the insight from some friends I found myself bouncing over a teeth-chattering, washboard […]

Sharpening Broadheads…


I will be the first to admit it. I have a very difficult time getting a blade to the point of being razor sharp. At the end of the day I can get a broadhead or knife fairly sharp with some of the “dumbed-down” tools that they have on the market today, but getting a […]

Wall of Fame: New York Archery Deer


A very powerful mojo can be found deep in the fibers of every Arizona Wanderings t-shirts. Matt Smythe, author of The Fishing Poet, was good enough to wear his tee during the archery deer season in upstate New York, and his arrow flew straight and found its mark. Matt ended up with a gorgeous 5 […]