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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

Where and When to Fish

It’s a new year and one of the toughest things about fishing is deciding where to go and when. For me, 2013 was a great year to be an angler in Arizona and hopefully 2014 will be even better. For fishing in January and February, the best place to be is either Silver Creek just outside of Show Low or out hunting for carp here in the valley. The rims …Read More

Silver Creek March 14th and 15th

Fished with Tom W. and fishing was tough but he made it look easy. By March these fish get very smart as they have seen thousands of flies by now. You have to be able to recognize very light takes and Tom was good at that. You also have to have the right flies- chamois leaches, chamois worms, light colored eggs (white, light yellow), white bunny leaches, and orange scuds. …Read More

Silver Creek, Feb 8th and 10th

  I’m sure you’ve heard about the 80/20 rule; twenty percent do eighty percent of the work. Well, this probably applies to fly fishing as well. Twenty percent of the anglers are arguably catching eighty percent of the fish. In that twenty percent fall two friends of mine who live in the White Mountains of Arizona, Emerson and Virgil. These two are known as being very fishy dudes. They spend …Read More