Mogollon Rim Fishing

Arizona Fly Fishing: Scouting for Brown Trout


I called Zach up earlier in the week to see if he could squeeze away for a day to run up north and do a bit of exploring on one of the creeks. I am always interested in new country figured with the weather holding steady for the past week or two, trout would be eager […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Snow Covered


Found some time to make it up north to wet a line. It was later in the morning by the time Antonio and I hit the water. It was a beautiful day with quite a bit of snow on the banks and in the woods. The water was a bit off color, but I hooked […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: A winter afternoon


I had a great morning at the Payson Fly Caster meeting swapping fishing stories and talking about small streams. The guys and gals in that club are involved in a number of different conservation projects here in Arizona, and I was honored to be invited up to their club for the day. After the meeting […]

Book Report: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona


One of the best purchases that I made when I began fly fishing in Arizona was Will Jordan’s Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona. Living just outside of Phoenix, it was difficult to believe that there was any water in this state, let alone, ice cold waters teaming with wild trout. The Fly Fisher’s Guide to […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Holding on to the Dream


Spent the day in the mountains with my buddy Antonio, who from here-forth shall be known as Samurai Tony. The reason being that Antonio has discovered tenkara. We fished a nice creek and found some willing fish to eat our flies. Watching Antonio fish with his tenkara rod, I could see that he was having fun and I can […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: New country


Saturday was a very fine day of fly fishing in Arizona with a good buddy. With mornings being colder, we started late and were on the water by 9. Fish started coming throughout the day on mini-hoppers and parachute Adams, although bigger streamers did the trick later on in the day. Tough to ask for […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: A solo day on the water


I ventured out alone which is something I have not done in a while. I was in need of a little soul searching anyway, so it worked out just fine. The mornings have been very cold in the canyons as the mid-fall sun only spends a bit of time warming the water. I opted for […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: Cold Mornings


Saturday morning dawned frigidly cold in the north country. We sat huddled in the truck looking at the 29 degree mark (a cold temperature for Arizona boys) that blinked on the dashboard of the truck, and we thought twice about our decision. In the end there was no way we were turning around, so we geared up, put […]