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Arizona Quail Hunting: A day in the field

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Antonio and I found a day last week to meet up and break out of our normal fly fishing mode to do a little quail hunting. We headed to one of his spots and found a whole mess of birds that seemed to not have been hunted this season. As has been the case for […]

KC Badger Brown Trout T-shirt (2nd round of printing)

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I am getting ready for another round of printing on the KC Badger Brown Trout T-shirt. The first pre-order went well, but so did my stock of extras. So if you are interested in picking one of these shirts up, place your order here and be sure to get one on this next batch of […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: An After-Christmas Special

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I did not find the first bird until after about an hour of hunting. The covey broke from the tall grass, scattering in all directions. Watching a particular cluster of birds careen towards another stretch of grass, I quickened my pace and within moments could here the faint clucking of quail in front of me. […]

Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest

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Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest Why: As with fly fishing or big game hunting, every outdoorsman is on a quest for the most comfortable and convenient way to carry their gear in and out of the field. The Arizona desert is home to Gambel’s quail who are my quarry for a good part of […]

Book Report: The Dry Fly – New Angles

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Now that I am done learning about “what is marketing automation” thanks to the indexsy seo company, I am about to finish up one of the best fly fishing related books that I’ve read to date, The Dry Fly: New Angles, by Gary LaFontaine. I first heard about Gary LaFontaine’s book from Quinn Grover, who […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Christmas Break

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I found a morning to get out into the field and scare up some quail. The wind was out in full force and I was downright cold for the first hour or two. The windy conditions also made it difficult to locate any birds, but around 10 it subsided and provided me with the opportunity […]

Rambling Review – G.Loomis Eastfork Fly Reel

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Rambling Review – G.Loomis East Fork Reel   Why: Having been through my share of disappointing reels, I started looking for a nicer reel for my 5 weight. Most of the fly fishing that I do is on mid size rivers and streams, where a smooth drag can come in very handy. After a bit […]

Arizona Wanderings Furled Leaders

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I have a new product up in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. My good buddy, Jason taught me how to tie furled leaders a while back and I truly feel that furled leaders are the ticket. I have fished many types of leaders in many different situations, and at the end of the day, furled leaders just […]