Catch and Release


Arizona Fly Fishing – Mogollon Rim

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It still is difficult for friends, and especially my wife, to fully grasp the reasons that I get up so early on Saturday mornings to hike my way back into some creek on the off chance I will have a shot at a nice fish. Luckily, I have fishing friends who have the same compulsions […]

Denali Arctic Grayling…

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After an unbelievable week in Bend, Oregon chasing big rainbows on the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers, I woke early to catch a flight to Anchorage to meet up with my wife and in-laws for a 10-day land/ocean cruise. I knew that this was a rare occasion to be in this part of the country, so […]

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 […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Rim Creeks (part 1)

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I could tell spring had arrived when I opted not to wear waders. Wet wading in early April is one of the perks of living in Arizona. After a long winter of very poor and sporadic small stream fishing, I picked up a fly tying buddy and pointed the truck north. We opted to head […]

Fly Fishing Arizona & Greenfish…

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After writing a piece on fly fishing Arizona and the sustainability of wild trout populations, I was surprised by the great response that the article received. “Kudos” and “right ons” filled my email and comment box and I was glad to put into words how many people feel about wild fisheries. I appreciate the support […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Catch and Release

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Arizona Fly Fishing: Sustainability When most people think of Arizona, fly fishing is not the first thought that springs to mind. Although rattlesnakes and saguaro cacti are the typical icons of this great state, I would like to draw attention to another section of wildlife. Fish. Arizona has some of the most rugged and beautiful […]