Small Stream

Arizona Fly Fishing: Exploring


Jake and I made the drive to the Rim under the cover of darkness and left the truck in the Hospitality Parking lot just as the sun was starting to lighten the morning sky. We opted to fish a stream that both of us had heard much about but had never actually fished. We really […]

ACLS Recreational Expo: Cottonwood, AZ


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 […]

Book Report: “Blue Lines” by Tom Reed


Growing up in the Adirondack Mountains, my parents never sprung for the fancy new Nintendo gaming systems where my brothers and I could play Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. Instead, they pushed us outside and into the back woods to build lean-tos and splash in the creek. When we did have down time, we were […]

End of the Road: A Guest Post on Filson Life


I had a pretty cool opportunity to write my first piece for Filson on their blog at Filson Life. I have never done much writing outside of Arizona Wanderings and I owe a big thanks to the kind people over at Filson. The heavy truck tires crunch the small stones as I make the turn […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Creek Fishing (Part 2)


We bumped and bounced our way over the washboard road until we reached the creek and, after driving up a ways, found that we had the creek to ourselves. ┬áThe water was a little low and gin clear with the aquatic vegetation growing thick. Fishing has been getting tougher on this stretch of water due […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: Creek Fishing (Part 1)


It has been a month since I was last on the small streams and it has been too long. Saturday morning dawned cool and clear as my buddy, Jason, and I turned into the pullout. We decided he would drop my off on the lower part to let me fish up while he went up […]