Monthly Archives: July 2013


The Hats Are In!

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The new AZWanderings fish hats are in and they look awesome. Embroidered fish logo on the front with an Arizona flag on the side. Pick yours up in the online Arizona Wanderings Shop.

Rambling Review: Duluth Trading Company Armachillo Gear

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Rambling Review – Duluth Trading Company Armachillo Gear Why: It’s wicked hot here in Arizona. From late spring to early fall, Phoenix temps skyrocket into the triple digets, and 110° and higher is not uncommon. During this time, I am pointing the truck northward to try and find some willing trout to take a fly. Even […]

Fly Fishing Colorado: The Frying Pan and Roaring Fork

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My last day in Carbondale, found me with a bit of time to myself. After encouragement from Jay, I decided to drive up the Frying Pan Valley, and I was sure glad that I did. The views from up top, looking back down the valley, were remarkable. I drove to the base of the dam […]

Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Phantom 40

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Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Phantom 40 Why: I absolutely love my Mountainsmith Day TLS. In my opinion, it is one of the most comfortable and versatile lumbar packs on the market. I use it on just about every day trip/fishing excursion and have found it to be perfect for what I need. Sometimes though, I’m looking to go […]

Fly Fishing Colorado: The Eagle River

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By my third day in Colorado, my soul was ready to fish, but my body was beat from two solid days of fishing. We slept in and made a late start of our float. After a fantastic BBQ platter loaded with baked beans and potato salad at Moes Original BBQ in Eagle, Colorado, we dropped […]

Fly Fishing Colorado: The Colorado River

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Day two found us out on the Colorado River bright and early. We opted to float a lower section that does not see as much traffic and we were rewarded with the river all to ourselves. I started throwing a double nymph rig and quickly picked up a trifecta of fish – brown trout, whitefish, […]

Fly Fishing Colorado: The Roaring Fork River

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The drive from the Valley to Denver is all uphill, but with the thought of casting a line in some of Colorado’s finest water, I made short work of the highway. I dropped the wife in Denver to hang out with one of her friends, and I turned the car west and made it up […]