AZ Wanderings

Fly Fishing Arizona: Backcountry Brown Trout


It’s been raining in the high country and the creeks are in pristine condition. From even a week ago, everything is very green and the water looks healthy. Due to the storms the night before and the sky threatening more of the same, the fishing was very slow in the morning. Antonio and I both […]

Rambling Review – Cortland Trout Boss Fly Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland Trout Boss 5 Weight Fly Line Why: I am an average fly fisherman with a marginal cast. I need all the help I can get. Enter the new Cortland Trout Boss line. First impressions: The specifications –  The Trout Boss is a weight forward line with a total head length around 62ft. For […]

Fly Fishing Arizona – Heaven on Earth


There’s not much to really say as the photos do most of the talking. I left home at 2:30 and met Antonio before heading up north. We hiked in early and found some willing fish to rise to foamy hoppers. Things are definitely slowing down from a few weeks ago and I think the high […]

Hobo Dinners: Arguably the greatest outdoor meal ever…


Hobo Dinner was one of my favorite meals as a kid. On my birthday this summer, my mom asked what I wanted to have for “birthday dinner.” The answer was pretty easy to come up with. My favorites blend: Start with a base layer of bacon. Add hamburger, potatoes, onion, carrotts, corn, bell peppers, garlic salt, […]

Fly Fishing New York: The Ausable River


Our trip back to New York this summer was focused on putting a new roof on my mom’s house. Between the 12 hour days and the school year looming ahead, I had my doubts as to wether I was going to have the opportunity to get in any fishing at all before we had to […]

Fly Tying: Little Stonefly Pattern


So I know that this pattern cannot be new, but unfortunately I don’t know a better name than “little stonefly pattern.” I was sitting down at the vise trying to tie just that – a little stonefly pattern and out came this. I fished these on the Ausable River back in New York and did […]

Fly Fishing New York: Adirondack Brook Trout


While back in New York, the roof project took up most of my time as we worked 6 days a week and most time finished up about dark. On Sunday we all took a break, and after a heavy rain had soaked the thirsty soil, I opted to use what little energy I had left […]