Arizona Fly Fishing: The White Mountains

Arizona Brown Trout
Arizona Brown Trout

A last minute trip fell into my lap a couple weekends back, and I found myself driving through the night to check out new spot. Armed with a 5 weight, a box of flies and a few smushed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I hiked in to find the water off color but still fishable. The first pool gave up a nice creamy Arizona brown trout, as did a couple¬†of the remaining pools. It’s my opinion that fishing stained water can be¬†extremely productive for bigger fish. I wasn’t disappointed.

Arizona Brown Trout
Spots
Arizona Brown Trout
Mouthful
Arizona Brown Trout
Hopper
Arizona Brown Trout
Hopper
Arizona Brown Trout
Arizona Brown Trout
PBJ
PB&J
Arizona Brown Trout
Adipose
Water
Water

 

 

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8 Responses to “Arizona Fly Fishing: The White Mountains”

  1. Landon

    Excellent, count me envious. I’ve only caught 1 brown all summer, hoping to remedy that this weekend.

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    • azwanderings

      Yeah, but I think they taste even better a little soggy. Thanks for the kind words.

      Ben

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  2. Ted

    Staying in a cabin in Greer this weekend. I know it early but the weather has been warm. New to fly fishing AZ, east coast fisherman my whole life. Thoughts, suggestions, tips?

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    • azwanderings

      Ted,

      Great to hear from you. Winter fishing can be a bit tough, but the weather is pretty good right now. If you’re fishing streams up that way, I’d focus on deep pools and strip streamers or drift nymphs. You’ll have to put flies right in front of the fish. Best of luck on the water.

      Ben

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