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Arizona Fly Fishing – Summertime Small Stream (Part 1)

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There is something about the sound of heavy tires crunching over a dirt road on the way to an ice-cold creek. Anticipation was running high as I had not fished these streams for over a month, and I was worried what condition the Arizona summer had put them in. Gear was sorted on the tailgate […]

Fly Fishing New York: Adirondack Small Stream

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A normal vacation morning finds me awake with the sun heading to a small stream while my wife sleeps till noon. Much to my surprise and delight, Michelle wanted to tag along one morning while I fished one of the priceless brook trout streams not 15 minutes from the house. We hit the water for […]

Fly Fishing New York: The AuSable River

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I truly have been blessed this summer with tons of fishing all over the country. After my trip to Oregon and Alaska, Michelle and I had a day or two in Arizona before we hopped back on a plane and headed back to New York and Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks to see my […]

Fly Fishing Oregon – The Deschutes River (Day 2)

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We woke with the sun and decided to hit the same banks and eddies that had produced so well the night before. We picked up a couple of small fish before heading back to camp for scrambled eggs, sausage, and leftover potatoes. All mixed together with a pot of black coffee, we were fueled up […]

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 […]

Empty Handed…

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I spent Saturday with a hunting rifle slung over my shoulder picking my way through hillsides of cat-claw. The search was for a mule deer buck which have an uncanny way of disappearing into the endless miles of rolling hills and jagged landscape. Most of the day was spent hunkered down staring through a pair […]

Cloudy and Cold but Good Fishing Weather…

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It has been a little over a year since my uncle dug my grandfather’s old fly rod out of his garage and passed the beautiful Fenwick on to me. My first fly fishing trip in Arizona was to a small stream on the Rim that holds a great population of wild rainbows mixed in with […]