Arizona fly Fishing Blog


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 […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: The Backcountry

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My wife laughed at me when I told her what time I would be getting up on Saturday morning to go fishing. I wondered about the decision myself, but when the alarm clock beeped, I popped up like a daisy. With a little bit of coffee and a granola bar for the truck ride, I […]

Arizona Sportsmen Constituent Group

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I gathered in the Quail Room at the Game and Fish office with about 100 other sportsmen, outdoor groups, and a few interested folks from the general public to take part in the first Sportsmen Constituent Group (working title) last Thursday, March 22, 2012. We were joined by about 80 people online and a plethora […]

Fly Fishing Small Streams E-book

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IT’S HERE! After a good chunk of work, too much procrastination, and the help of some friends and family, I offer you Chasing Wild Trout: A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing Small Streams. This e-book is written out of my love for small water and the beautiful fish that live there, and seeks to answer […]

Fly Tying 101: A Filson Guest Post

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Head on over and check out my latest guest article on Filson. Anyone who knows me, knows I love tying flies. This article gives a little insight into where to begin. “There is no substitute for standing in the middle of the creek, watching a bushy dry fly float through the current, but tying flies […]

Cloudy and Cold but Good Fishing Weather…

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It has been a little over a year since my uncle dug my grandfather’s old fly rod out of his garage and passed the beautiful Fenwick on to me. My first fly fishing trip in Arizona was to a small stream on the Rim that holds a great population of wild rainbows mixed in with […]

Labor Day Crazies…

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Labor Day weekend found me lazy and not motivated. I planned to leave early in the morning and set my alarm for 3:15 but something must have happened because when my eyes opened, the bright Arizona sun was filtering through the blinds. I quickly rushed through my morning routine and quietly shut the front door […]