Arizona Wanderings


Arizona Fly Fishing: The Mogollon Rim

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Saturday morning started early as I drove to meet up with a new friend (and now, good buddy) to fish some new water on the Rim. Antonio is a Arizona native and has a great knowledge and even bigger passion for fly fishing in Arizona. We made short work of the hike while bushwacking to […]

The Easy Hopper Juan: My variation and tutorial

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The original Hopper Juan fly was developed by Juan Ramirez from Colorado Springs. When I first started thinking about getting into fly tying, there were two flies that really got me excited to learn, the parachute Adams and the Hopper Juan. Juan’s pattern can be found on his site, the Hopper Juan, with a detailed […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Brownlining

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Spent a beautiful Saturday morning hitting some of the local Phoenix water with a couple good buddies. I returned to the spot I had fished last weekend where only a small bass came to hand and a large carp mocked me after spitting my fly. My goal was to rectify the situation. As stated in […]

San Juan River Nymph Rig

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After I returned from my four day adventure at the San Juan, I received more than a few emails asking about what type of setup I was using while I was there. In answer to those emails I put my artistic skills to the test and drew up a diagram of the rigging that I […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Rim Creeks (part 2)

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After a great morning of fishing, the wind started to really gust and the temperatures started to climb, so Jason and I opted to try something else. ¬†Sitting on the tailgate while eating some lunch, we deliberated our options and finally sped our way to a fairly well known creek that offered more shade and […]