Arizona Wanderings

Book Report: The New Scientific Angling – Trout and Ultraviolet Vision


Fish never cease to amaze me.  When The New Scientific Angling – Trout and Ultraviolet Vision by Reed F. Curry first came out, I was immediately intrigued. As the title suggests the book focuses on the what trout see and how we as fly fisherman  can do to make our flies more attracting to fish. As […]

Back to Pyramid Lake


The sun was just starting to go down as we packed up the last of the gear in the back of the truck on Wednesday evening. We turned on to the 93 and set our sites first on Vegas and then to Reno. The conversation was entertaining to say the least, but around 1am things […]

Shimmy Caddis Nymph


Ingredients – #18-12 curved caddis hook Gold bead 8/0 Uni thread (Brown or Black) Small Ultra Wire (Brown or Black) Green Holoshimmer tinsel thread (available at your local craft store) Haretron Dubbing (Brown or Black) India Hen soft hackle Finding myself at home this winter with our new baby, I’ve been spending some more time […]

Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag


Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag Why: I don’t know how it happened, but all of the sudden I found that I had a bunch of different reels for my different weight lines and fly rods. I’m not what you would call an organized person (ask my wife), and I often found myself […]

Mixed bag in the Sonoran Desert


This Arizona quail season ended way too fast. Truth be told, with my wife being pregnant for the bulk of the season, I did more quail hunting than fishing this fall because hunting quail keeps me closer to town. I explored a bunch of new area though, hunted with some different buddies, and even though […]

Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket


Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket Why: Pretty much every outdoor clothing company these days is making an insulation layer out of Primaloft.  My wife and I each bought ourselves one of the REI Revelcloud Jackets as Christmas presents in 2012 and have put them through the ringer. Ultimately, a lightweight insulation layer can be the […]