Fifteen Miles from Mexico

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 29th, 2012 | Comments

The alarm sounded at four something this morning. I thought about hitting snooze in my zombie like state but then I remembered that today was a special day. Over the last couple of weeks I have been talking with a […]



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Great Anticipation

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 28th, 2012 | Comment

The dog is fed… the 20 gauge over-under is clean and oiled… and lunch is packed. Tomorrow were heading south, almost to the border, to chase these guys. It’s another rough year for Mearn’s Quail from what we are hearing […]



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SWYD Gets Some Recognition!

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 19th, 2012 | Comments

Its always a great honor when people show interest in your writing. A few months ago I was approached by the owner of The Back Country Journal to write something for his site. I put together a peice from a […]



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Fly Patterns for Lakes

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 15th, 2012 | Comments

Part of the fun of fly fishing is tying flies to imitate what fish eat. I’ll be honest… I first got into fly tying to save money. Flies are not cheap and I was buying a lot of them. Now […]



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Yuba Giant

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 13th, 2012 | Comments

When you think of fishing in Utah the first thing that usually comes to mind is trout. Utah is home to some incredible trout fishing.. but an anomaly exists in the central part of the state. Yuba Reservoir is home […]



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Great New Show

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 13th, 2012 | Leave A Comment

While I appreciate the trophy chasing shows as much as the next guy, its refreshing to see a show that goes back to the roots of why we do this. When my grandpa tells stories of deer hunting he talks […]



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Gambling in the Desert

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 7th, 2012 | Comments

Oh the challenge of the Gamble’s Quail.  The limit is 15 birds per day which is quite laughable.  The challenge is not seeing that many birds in a day.  Gamble’s are everywhere in the deserts around here.  The problem is […]



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Javelina, Corner Pocket

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 6th, 2012 | Comments

Before I moved to Arizona I spoke with lots of outdoorsman.  I knew that moving from the Wasatch Front in Northern Utah to the Sonoran Desert would be a big change.  It has been but there is give and take. […]



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Here We Go!

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 4th, 2012 | Comments

And so it begins.  I’m excited to bring a new creation to the world of outdoor writing.  For the past few years i’ve co written on www.ForTheRise.com.  Its been an amazing experience and i’m finally ready to step out on […]



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