Sea Run Char in Alaska’s Far North

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on September 8th, 2014 | Comments

Stark contrast. These were the words that continually ran through my head as we rowed, camped, and fished for sea run char for a week in Northern Alaska. This trip was three years in the making. A grand adventure spurred […]

Alaska - Arctic Char - Backcountry - Char - Dolly Varden - Fish - Float Trip - Fly Fishing - Sea Run Char

Timpanogos Hike

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on September 1st, 2014 | Comments

Timpanogos is, well, very large. Its a striking mountain that stands watch over the valley where I grew up. The summit is over 11,700 feet. My crazy, fit, family decided they wanted to hike it. Not the traditional trail up […]


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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: Pelican ProGear 2720 LED Headlight

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on October 20th, 2013 | Leave A Comment

Most of us are familiar with Pelican PreGear products. They make tough coolers that several celebrity fisherman endorse. They also make tough cases for high end cameras and laptops. But did you know they have several great light options? For […]

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The Mountain Doesn’t Care

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on September 29th, 2013 | Comments

I’m back. It’s been a crazy year with work and bringing baby number two into this world we live in. Our son was born back in June and mom has needed extra help lately so i’ve been home a lot. […]

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Back to Alaska – By DJ Zor

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on May 23rd, 2013 | Comment

My introduction to fly fishing came less than a year ago when my fiancée and I had a trip planned to Alaska. Shortly before we were to leave she had a work conflict and couldn’t make it. I called my […]

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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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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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