Arizona Fly Fishing


Arizona Fly Fishing: Small Stream Gems

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The #8 hopper splatted on the surface of the small creek and swirled momentarily in the foam line before disappearing in a flash of orange and brown. The scene replayed throughout the day in all of the typical runs and pools with several nice fish showing my fly love. The real gem of a fish came […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Christmas Tree Lake

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“Blip.” A trout rises to the right. The fly dropped softly, a foot short of the center of the concentric ripples and the krystal flash wings gleamed in the morning sunlight. There was an ever so slight pause before the nose of the Apache trout broke the surface. The ant pattern disappeared, the hook was […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Gila Trout

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The yellow Gila trout tucked away from humanity in a tiny trickle of water greedily ate our flies and made us forget about the thorns and brush that tore at our clothing. We fell on the slippery rocks and bushwhacked through the dense undergrowth to cast our lines for this rare Southwestern trout. and it was […]

Top Ten Christmas Gifts for the Outdoorsman

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I had a conversation with a good friend the other day about gear that has stood the test of time. It prompted some further reflection and I thought it would be appropriate to put together a list of gifts for the outdoorsman. 1. New Upland Bird Hunting Vest – I get quite a few emails about […]