Small Stream

Small Midges for Big Water


My normal routine is tying big bushy dry flies for the small streams here in Arizona, with the occasional pheasant tail or simi-seal bugger to drift when the fish are being lazy. Tying wicked small midges is something that is foreign to me and therefore a little daunting. With some plans this next year to […]

Rambling Review – TFO Finesse Series 7’9” 3 weight


Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Finesse Series 7’9” 3 weight Why? I first fell into fly fishing through a bubble and a fly, but shortly after, I inherited my grandfather’s old 5 weight Fenwick. After 6 months or so on Arizona’s small streams, I started looking for a small stream rod that […]

Hooked Up Films Comes for a Visit…


Several months ago, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Eric Davis from Hooked Up Films who had found me through the Outdoor Blogger Network. Eric hails from Bend, Oregon and was going to be in town for the Thanksgiving weekend. While here, he hoped to sample some of the local Arizona stream fishing […]

AW Crayfish…


This is a good pattern to drift or strip through those crawdad infested streams and lakes that can be found throughout Arizona’s high country. A couple of people have emailed looking for more specifics, so here are the basic steps for tying up AW Crayfish. Enjoy… Materials: Hook: #8 streamer hook Thread: Brown 6/0 Uni-Thread […]