Monthly Archives: December 2012


Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest

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Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest Why: As with fly fishing or big game hunting, every outdoorsman is on a quest for the most comfortable and convenient way to carry their gear in and out of the field. The Arizona desert is home to Gambel’s quail who are my quarry for a good part of […]

Book Report: The Dry Fly – New Angles

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I am about to finish up one of the best fly fishing related books that I’ve read to date, The Dry Fly: New Angles, by Gary LaFontaine. I first heard about Gary LaFontaine’s book from Quinn Grover, who writes for one of my favorite fly fishing sites, Chi Wulff. The book is remarkably well written […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Christmas Break

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I found a morning to get out into the field and scare up some quail. The wind was out in full force and I was downright cold for the first hour or two. The windy conditions also made it difficult to locate any birds, but around 10 it subsided and provided me with the opportunity […]

Rambling Review – G.Loomis Eastfork Fly Reel

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Rambling Review – G.Loomis East Fork Reel   Why: Having been through my share of disappointing reels, I started looking for a nicer reel for my 5 weight. Most of the fly fishing that I do is on mid size rivers and streams, where a smooth drag can come in very handy. After a bit […]

Arizona Wanderings Furled Leaders

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I have a new product up in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. My good buddy, Jason taught me how to tie furled leaders a while back and I truly feel that furled leaders are the ticket. I have fished many types of leaders in many different situations, and at the end of the day, furled leaders just […]

Book Report: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona

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One of the best purchases that I made when I began fly fishing in Arizona was Will Jordan’s Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona. Living just outside of Phoenix, it was difficult to believe that there was any water in this state, let alone, ice cold waters teaming with wild trout. The Fly Fisher’s Guide to […]

Paying it forward: or why there are no pictures of quail…

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  It all started the evening before. Sometimes, I’m feeling lazy and I don’t set the alarm. I had made the choice to leave my hunting vest and shotgun out and ready to go. But being that I was pretty tired, and I figured that if I slept in, great. On the off chance that […]

KC Badger Brown Trout Original Pre-Sale

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If you’ve been living under a rock and have not been following along here or on facebook, the KC Badger Brown Trout Original T-shirt is on pre-sale right now. I even added a little incentive to the mix. So now, if you purchase one of the Brown Trout Shirts, I’ll throw in one of the […]