Reports are something people often depend on before going to a fishing location. Some of us get these reports from our local Game and Fish offices, fishing websites and other anglers. This may sound odd but I don’t put a lot of stake in them unless they come from someone who I know is a good angler that spends a lot of time on the water. By a lot of …Read More
When was the last time you looked at a map, found some water you wanted to explore and then hit the road? For me this was twice in the past week. These were streams on the White Mountain Apache Reservation and places I have never heard anyone talk about. I was in search of wild Apache trout but ended up finding a lot of browns. These fish were beautiful and …Read More
Wanting to learn to fly fish or brush up on your skills? Book one of the dates above. If you need lodging. the Hon-dah Hotel is offering special pricing for anyone in the school. Special rates are $89 per room Mon-Thurs nights and $109 Fri-Sat nights. The school will start at the Hon-dah Outdoor store where we will talk about gear, tie knots, rig, etc. We will then move to …Read More
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- Lao Tzu I have a pair of wading boots that I purchased about 10 years ago. They have been thousands of miles in places like Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Vermont to name a few. They have seen some pretty amazing things. These aren’t just an ordinary pair of boots. They have witnessed a great change in my life. They …Read More
July is upon us and as usual and fishing is still good but you have to know where to go. Some of the lakes are experiencing some pretty warm temperatures. A couple of weeks ago Christmas Tree was measuring 69 degrees and that is getting a little warm for Apache trout. I have stopped running trips there because catching trout in that warm of water puts too much stress on …Read More
Pics from today’s clients, Mike and Tom from Chicago. We hit a small stream in the White Mountains and the fishing was spectacular. We landed at least two dozen fish. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, it is time.
A few months ago I volunteered to help with a Project Healing Waters event for the Phoenix Chapter. If you aren’t familiar with this group, they are a non-profit organization that provide basic fly casting, fly fishing, fly tying, and rod building classes to injured military members and disabled veterans. Participants range from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their …Read More
A great article from Hatch Magazine on how to get the most from your guide trip. Listen to Your Guide | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc..
Last week I got a call from Jeff Currier saying that he and his wife, Granny, might be headed our way. They were going to visit some National Parks in Utah and were thinking about coming to see us and do a little carp fishing. His plans were up in the air as they were just going to wing it with hopes to also stop and fish Lee’s Ferry. I …Read More
It has been a busy September. I have taught three fishing schools, guided 14 days, spent 3 days at Lee’s Ferry and 6 days in Idaho. It feels good to have a day off to reflect on everything that has happened this month. Lee’s Ferry was a girls only trip and my first time traveling and fishing with Jane and Holly. I met Jane through Hidden Meadow Ranch where I’ve guided many …Read More