Monthly Archives: May 2012


Wild Pork Chili

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I’ll be honest. I have never been much of a cook. Growing up in a house full of three boys, my mom did all the cooking and the boys enjoyed every minute of it. I went through my single years waiting tables and eating terrible, until my wife straightened me out. I have been blessed […]

Fly Tying: Gambel’s Golden Stonefly

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Ingredients: – Streamer hook (#1-#6)- 6/0 Brown Thread- Lead Free Round Wire- Gold Bead- Tan Goose Biots- Medium Vinyl Rib (Amber)- Turkey Tail Feather- Hare Tron Dubbin (Golden Stone)- Gambel’s Quail Soft hackle feathers                

Rambling Review – Cabela’s GORE-TEX Trailhead Jacket

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Rambling Review – Cabela’s GORE-TEX Trailhead Jacket Why: Every outdoorsman has found themselves in the elements when the wind picks up and the rain/snow starts to fall. Having a quality shell to stay dry and keep the wind at bay is absolutely essential. ┬áMost outdoor companies have some sort of product that they claim is […]

Fly Tying: The AZ Disco Midge

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How to tie the AZ Disco Midge: I know that this is not the “true original” recipe for the disco midge, so this little variation has been titled the AZ Disco Midge. I found it to be dynamite fly pattern for the San Juan River, Lees Ferry, and several other tailwaters with prolific midge populations. […]

Arizona Fly Fishing – Small Streams

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I spent Saturday on the Rim flinging flies to small stream trout. It never ceases to amaze me that we have such beautiful places to fly fish in Arizona. Knowing that it will be a while until I get back up to the high country, I opted to maximize my time and fish three of […]

What to Pack on an Out-of-State Fishing Trip: A Filson Guest Post

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The good people over at Filson ran one of my guest posts on what to pack for an out-of-state fly fishing trip. I have had the opportunity to do a bit of traveling with my wife and every time we are going to see someone, I see what type of fishing I can get to […]

Fly Tying: KF Emerger

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KF Emerger The KF Emerger is one of the easiest and most productive midge patterns to tie. The material needed is very minimal but the results are dynamic fly that will catch fish. It can be tied in any color combo to meet the needs of any piece of water. The Krystal Flash Emerger is […]

What are you looking for at Arizona Wanderings?

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I am halfway through my third full year of posting here on Arizona Wanderings, and honestly I love it. Living in the desert puts me at a distinct disadvantage to some of my blogger friends who are blessed with what I consider destination fishing and hunting locations. Writing and posting on AZW gives me an […]