Monthly Archives: April 2012


Fly Fishing Small Streams Ebook Reviews

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  The Beatles song, “With a little help from my friends” is rolling around in my head as I write this short post. With the release of my ebook Chasing Wild Trout: A beginner’s guide to fly fishing small streams, I sent a couple of copies to some fishing friends to hear their thoughts. Check out […]

NWTF Juniors Turkey Hunting Camp

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I had the distinct pleasure to meet Rich Williams of the Arizona Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at the HAHWG event that I went to back in January. Rich got to talking about the Junior Turkey Hunting Camps that the NWTF puts on every year and invited me to come up and see […]

NWTF Juniors Turkey Camp

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Spent an unbelievable weekend up north helping out at the Marvin Robbins Memorial Juniors Turkey Camp. The free camp is put on by the National Wild Turkey Federation Valley Longbeards Chapter to get young hunters into the field and bag their first turkey. Good times were had by all and I walked away energized and more impressed […]

Fall River Flyrod

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I received an amazing opportunity through the Outdoor Blogger Network. A few weeks ago, they selected 18 bloggers to host, fish, review and pass on a Fall River Bamboo Flyrod paired with an MFC reel and Rio line. I am the first blogger to have the opportunity to fish it before passing it along to […]

Gearing Up For Turkey Season: A Filson Guest Post

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The folks over at Filson were kind enough to run another short article I wrote on gearing up for turkey season. Fingers crossed for a good season this year. “With turkey season right around the corner here in Arizona, I’ve begun the process of pouring over maps, doing a bit of scouting, and organizing gear […]

Fly Tying: The Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph

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The two flies pictured above, the Mini-Hopper and the Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph, are my go-to flies for small stream fly fishing. I have already posted a tutorial for the Mini-Hopper here, or if you are short on time, you can always buy them in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. Below is a short tutorial on […]

Golden Stonefly Pattern: The Splashything Stonefly

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Last summer I was lucky enough to go and visit my good friend Eric from for a beautiful week on the Deschutes River. God smiled on me and I was able to fish some big foam patterns to match the golden stonefly hatch on this great river. The one golden stonefly pattern that really seemed […]