Arizona fly Fishing Blog


Fly Fishing Arizona: Small Stream Smallmouth

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It was a hot morning to say the least, and after we had run a couple of errands earlier in the day, my friend, David, and I headed into a creek that runs through some lower elevation. The hike in was longer than we expected, but the ice-cold water at the bottom was very fishy […]

White Mountain Fly Fishing

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After our first day in the White Mountains did not live up to our expectations, Antonio and I did a bit of exploring on another stretch of water also in the Whites. The day turned out to be better than expected and we both were able to pull in some beautiful brown trout from one […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: White Mountains

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Made it up to the mountains a while back and was able to fish a beautiful stretch of water. The effects of the Wallow Fire could be seen along the stream. Although the water looked prime and there was plenty of bug life, the fishing was slow and subpar.  We pulled a handful of rainbows […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: It only takes one fish

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In all honesty, it only takes one fish to make your day. We have all used the line – “it’s not about catching fish, but more about the experience.” And while I guess there is a small amount of truth to that, no one wants to hike all day and get skunked. Jake and I […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Exploring the White Mountains

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I don’t know if I have hiked through more rugged terrain than we did on Saturday. Jake and I explored some new country, and even though the water was a bit high, we were able to pull a couple of fish. The creek and canyon definitely beat us up and by the time we were […]

Arizona Wanderings Shop – Mini Hoppers

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Tis the season when bugs start filling the banks here in Arizona and throughout the rest of the country. The past few weekends that I have made it into the mountains, the fish are already starting to look up. I typically like to set up with either a 5 or 6 foot uni-thread furled leader […]

Rambling Review – Western Visions Fly Fishing Lanyards

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Rambling Review – Western Visions Fly Fishing Lanyards Why: Outdoorsmen, and specifically fly fishermen, are always looking for new ways to carry their gear and essentials. Although the concept of fly fishing is relatively easy, there are so many gadgets and gismos to take onto the water that organization often can be a real problem. A […]

Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Quick Descent 30′ Sink Tip Fly line

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Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Quick Descent 30′ Sink Tip Fly line Why: I was invited on an April trip to Pyramid Lake in western Nevada. Although nymphing under an indicator is fairly successful on Pyramid, many fishermen prefer to using a heavy sinking line and strip different flies back along the bottom of the […]