Arizona fly Fishing Blog


Arizona Fly Fishing – Exploration

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Arizona fly fishing is all about making the best of what you have. Stating the obvious, we don’t have as much water as some of our neighboring states. So, if you want to fly fish in Arizona, you better be willing to explore. There’s always that one piece of water that you’ve talked about exploring […]

Giveaway Results

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A big thanks to everyone who left a comment and best of luck on all those fishing and hunting trips. Also a big thanks to Dick’s Sporting Goods for the $25 gift card to giveaway. Without further ado, the winners are:   Grand Prize – $25 to Dick’s Sporting Goods, an AZW hat, and one of my […]

The Fall Season Giveaway

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It’s getting to be that time of the year here in Arizona. Hunters have been scouting, dusting off gear, and preparing for the upcoming seasons. Once the high country gets a bit cooler, the fishing should really turn on as fish start to fatten up for winter. In light of all the excitement, how about […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: White Mountain Small Stream

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A few weeks back, I found myself on a solo trek into the more remote reaches of a White Mountain creek. Brown trout were active and looking up for terrestrials and a #10 Hopper Juan brought multiple fish to the surface. The serenity of backcountry solitude is not easily duplicated, and I relished the opportunity […]

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 […]

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 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 […]