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Flourocarbon Versus Monofilament

I was just talking to a friend and he was asking about flourocarbon and if I think it is really worth the extra cost. We also talked about when to use flourocarbon versus mono. As with anything, there’s good and bad with both. The theory behind flouro is it disappears in the water which gives the angler an advantage. In reality, it doesn’t completely disappear but it is as close …Read More

Lake Ono Schools and Events

I am happy to announce that we will be doing fly fishing schools and guide trips at Lake Ono in the Sunrise Ski Park area. This is located in the White Mountains. We are the only guide service that is permitted to guide and hold classes at this location. There is no stocking program and it is stream fed and full of wild brown trout. There are no other lakes …Read More

Set the Hook!

On Wednesday, I was guiding J.J. from Tucson. He called a few of weeks ago and said that he has been fly fishing for a couple of years and wanted to work on improving his skills as his goal is to fish a lot more in 2016. We hit a private pond first so that we could work out any casting issues he might have developed. He landed a few …Read More

Project Healing Waters Donation

Last year I donated a full day guided trip to be auctioned off between Desert Fly Casters and Arizona Fly Casters as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Project Healing Waters chapter. Dave Briscoe from Sun City won the trip and took it earlier this week. He brought along his friend Don and they had a great time. We spent the morning on a trout stream and the afternoon at a …Read More

Big Browns

It has been a really good week for big browns in small streams and I can’t believe how long it took things to really turn on. Just six weeks ago, I was fishing water that was still 32-40 degrees but now that it has warmed up, the big fish are coming out to play. All of these fish ate streamers and it is always a thrill when you get the …Read More

Recent Trips

I am getting a lot of inquiries about what is happening in the mountains. The streams have still been cold but are starting to really turn on. It will just get better from here on out. Andy came from Connecticut a couple of weeks ago and his only goal was to catch a wild Apache trout. Even though the water was still measuring at 32 degrees, we were able to …Read More

Spring Fishing

Things are slowly opening up in the White Mountains and fishing is turning on. We had a few cold and snowy days which dropped the water temps and turned some things off but that should only be temporary as air temperatures are headed back up. On Tuesday, I hit the West Fork of the Black River close to the headwaters with Dave from Oakland, CA. We fished in sleet and …Read More

San Juan River, April 2016

It is time to start thinking about your trips for 2016. At Fly Fish Arizona and Beyond we host trips all around the world. Our first booking for this year will be to the San Juan River. We are staying at The Soaring Eagle Lodge which is not only the nicest lodge on the river, but the only one with private water access and gourmet meals. Here is the information. …Read More

Fall and Winter Fishing

We are at that time of year when a lot of people aren’t thinking about fishing. They just assume that trout fishing in  the high country is done and aren’t sure what is going on. I get a lot of calls from winter visitors and people traveling to the state for vacations, work, etc. asking if we have places to take anglers this time of year. Well, I am here …Read More