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Becker Lake Report

I hit Becker Lake yesterday (January 14th). The lake was clear of ice and at 9:30 am, the surface temperature was 40 degrees. Air temperature started out in the 30’s and topped off in the 50’s. Currently there is no ice and I wouldn’t expect to see any until we have a cold front that is predicted to be here Saturday. Fishing was tough for me. I fished a few …Read More

Canyon Coolers

I have officially killed an RTIC cooler and with their less than desirable warranty, I will not be buying another product from them. In case you are wondering, they have a one year guarantee. ONE YEAR! I had the RTIC Softpack 30 which retails for $134.99. On mine, the zipper stopped working. It just won’t stay closed anymore, which is unfortunate because the rest of the cooler is fine. Now, …Read More

October Guide Trip

I have some catching up to do. It has been a very busy fall and summer and I found myself with very little time to blog. Since things are starting to slow down, I will have more computer time. About a month ago, I guided a young man named Jake. He lives in the Boston area and came out to spend some time with his grandfather. We spent three days …Read More

Intermediate Fly Fishing School, Aug 5-6

We are holding an intermediate Fly Fishing School August 5th and 6th at the X Diamond Ranch just east of Greer. Cost is $300 per person for the 2-day school. This includes instruction, rental of the stream, and lunch both days. Class is limited to five people so book NOW. For an intermediate school, you should have your own equipment, be able to throw a tight loop, have line control …Read More

Trout as Long as Your Leg

It was a normal morning that started off like every other guide trip. I was guiding Todd from Connecticut and picked him up at the Lazy Trout Motel at 7:30 am. We stopped off at Circle K for coffee and were on our way. Todd really got to see what Arizona has to offer. On our route, we saw Bighorn Sheep, deer, and Elk. While on the road to the …Read More

Sinking Lines for Stillwater Fishing

When we first get into the sport of fly fishing, we usually end up with a floating line. These work great for dry fly fishing, nymphing and midge fishing under an indicator in lakes. But, there are often times when we need to cover depth and strip streamers and nymphs. When fishing lakes having a variety of sinking lines will greatly increase your catch. You can buy sinking lines in …Read More

Beginner Fly Fishing School

We will be teaching a beginner fly fishing school at the X Diamond Ranch May 6th and 7th. It has been a while since we have done a school at the X Diamond Ranch and we are excited to announce one for this spring. This will be a two-day school. The first day we will teach rigging, essential knots, casting and hooking and landing fish. We will end the day …Read More

San Juan River 2017

Come spend my birthday with me at the San Juan River! It is time to start thinking about your trips for 2017. 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 …Read More

First Guide Trip of 2017

The first guide trip of the year went great. If you read my last post about winter fishing, you know Becker was iced over. I happened to drive passed it last week and found it to be clear. This opened up an opportunity for a guide trip. I have been avoiding Silver Creek since it had a significant fish kill and there still appears to be some sick fish hanging …Read More

Winter Fishing

Fishing in the winter can be a little tricky. If you are going to a lake, like Becker for example, you never know what it is going to look like when you get there. Two days ago, I was driving passed it so decided to stop and see what the conditions were. I found that it was mostly clear of ice. I could launch but would need to break through …Read More