Fly Tying


Fly Tying: The Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph

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The two flies pictured above, the Mini-Hopper and the Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph, are my go-to flies for small stream fly fishing. I have already posted a tutorial for the Mini-Hopper here, or if you are short on time, you can always buy them in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. Below is a short tutorial on […]

Fly Tying 101: A Filson Guest Post

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Head on over and check out my latest guest article on Filson. Anyone who knows me, knows I love tying flies. This article gives a little insight into where to begin. “There is no substitute for standing in the middle of the creek, watching a bushy dry fly float through the current, but tying flies […]

Fly Tying: Sparklebutt Parachute

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The Sparklebutt Parachute is an awesome pattern that I usually tie in a #18 down to a #22. Often times this is the perfect fly to turn to when the little mayflies or even midges are starting hatch. When fish stop rising to an Adams, this usually does the trick. Ingredients: – #18-22 curved caddis […]

ALCS Recreational Expo: Wrap-up

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The Accelerated Learning Charter School Expo was a great opportunity for me to meet up with some of the local fly fisherman in the area. For the inaugural year, the event had a great turnout with even the local paper showing up and taking pictures and asking questions. I met up with Greg and Mike […]

ACLS Recreational Expo: Cottonwood, AZ

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My good friend Paul Freeman is the principal over at the Accelerated Learning Charter in Cottonwood, AZ. His school is putting on their first ever Recreational Expo that offers some workshops, raffles, and all kinds of festivities with the focus of getting families together and kids outdoors. Paul was kind enough to invite me up […]