Scenes From The Borderlands
Nov27

Scenes From The Borderlands

Besides the warm winters Arizona is home to some very spectacular and varied scenery.Personally I am partial to what I see on my adventures throughout the Borderlands which  encompasses the S.E. Corner of the State.It’s unique.It’s an area of the continent where the Rockies meet the Sierra Madre,The Region is referred to as “The Sky Islands ” or the Sierra Madre Occidental.For some of us fortunate enough to...

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Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ?
Sep27

Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ?

What’s your favorite Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ? I get this question a lot,I guess because I am “all in” on both sports and easily shift into one or the other depending on the Season.Thats the key, The Season as both are seasonal sports. Both Sports parallel each other,in other words or in mine  they are “Zen” sports.If you are into Fly-Fishing just to catch fish then you miss the point and the same...

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I.M.H.O. on Orvis’s Helios 3
Sep14

I.M.H.O. on Orvis’s Helios 3

As I am sure you know The Orvis Company launched it’s new premium rod back in July.They have now entered the market place in 9 ft 5 wts and 9ft 8 wts.,a good start.I’ll save the technical specifications for The fine Folks at Orvis,afterall they designed the rod.What is encouraging is these rods live up to what they are supposed to do … way to go! I fished with both the D and F models .In a nutshell the F series are...

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The Bull River: Not What the Name Implies
Sep03

The Bull River: Not What the Name Implies

Regular clients of mine know that I’m not a fan of bull trout; any freshwater fish that doesn’t respond to hatches isn’t worthy of a fly-fisher’s attention. Call me a snob. I can live with that. So I’m pleased to report that southeast B.C.’s Bull River, which parallels the Elk River though one mountain range apart, is not named after a fish. Nor is it named after a bovine, which is probably the...

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Bow River Browns
Aug12

Bow River Browns

  Alberta’s Bow River is renown for its large rainbows and browns.Some folks say it’s one of the best rivers in the West for big trout.I agree.This season has been epic in terms what the Bow River can reward Anglers.You earn your big browns via throwing streamers or hoppers into those brown troutish spots.It can pay off. Imagine drifting along and casting  hoppers  to tight to the bank or into a bucket, out of nowhere...

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New Tricks for Old Dogs
Jul05

New Tricks for Old Dogs

Clients often have trouble seeing their white-posted flies in heavy foam or under midday glare. Since seeing your fly is critical to successful fly-fishing, I’ve been experimenting with several new post colours that stand out under those conditions. Guides occasionally lapse into thinking that it doesn’t matter if clients see their flies – that the guide will yell “set” or “now” when...

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