Pointing Dogs and Mearns’ Quail

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 15th, 2013 | Comments

What a difference a year makes. Our Mearns’ quail population seems to be doing much better than last year. I had been hearing this from a few hunters and yesterday I was able to go experience it for myself. In […]



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Gear Review: First Look Redington Vapen Fly Rod

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on June 8th, 2013 | Comments

We live in an age of improvement. Seems everything just keeps getting better. In fly fishing i’ve often wondered why we build these super high modulus graphite fly rods and then add a grip made of cork. Cork is awesome, […]



Arizona - Carp Fly Fishing - Fish - Fly Fishing - Fly Lines - Gear Review - Redington - RIO Products

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Gear Review: Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on March 22nd, 2013 | Comments

Works been crazy. I’ve been glued to my desk, trying to keep up. Business is good and that’s a good thing but I needed a break. Bass are protecting beds during their annual spawn at our local reservoir so I […]



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Spring has Sprung

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on March 17th, 2013 | Comments

The Pike fishing is already wide open. We’ve been catching fish on topwater flies and big streamers. Visual, vicious takes. Too much fun!



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Getting Their Feet Wet, Arizona Youth Javelina

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on February 11th, 2013 | Comments

“I need to bring my boys down to shoot some pigs and get out of this place in the winter.” That was more or less what got this whole thing started. My cousins live in the sleepy town of Panguitch, […]



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When hard work is rewarded, Mearns’ Quail

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on February 3rd, 2013 | Comments

“Here they come!!” From across the small canyon I both saw and heard them. Gene’s dog Scooter had locked up seconds earlier and as the covey rose magic filled that canyon. Rewind a few hours. Gene and I met up […]



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Cold Feet are a Sure Cure for Cabin Fever by DJ Zor

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 26th, 2013 | Comments

Fishing is slow right now. I’ve struck out my last three days spent on the water. Though I’ve only headed north where snow lines the streams and creeks when stocked trout are easily had in the local ponds near my […]



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Gear Review: RIO Fly Lines Outbound Short and Grand

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 15th, 2013 | Comments

For those that know me it’s really no secret. I’m sold on RIO fly lines. I love them. I’ve used pretty much all the top fly lines on the market and RIO just has has it figured out. RIO allowed […]



Arizona - Bass - Bull Trout - Fly Fishing - Fly Lines - Gear Review - Lake Fishing - Northern Pike - Pacific - RIO Products - Sleep When Youre Dead - St Thomas Tarpon - Tarpon on Fly - Trout

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Apache Bass

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 10th, 2012 | Comments

First some history. The Salt river runs west from the tops of the White mountains down steep and formidable canyons before emptying into this giant flat valley that is the greater Phoenix area. Long before any of us desert dwellers […]



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Cold Fall Fishing in Arizona

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

Met back up with Alan for a quick day trip. We headed to a high lake in search of fall spawning Browns. It was 16* when we got there, snow all over, no other people. While we spotted some large […]



Apache Trout - Arizona - Backcountry - Chironomids - Fish - Fly Fishing - Fly Tying - Midges - Rainbow Trout - Sleep When Youre Dead - Stillwater

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