Costa Rica

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on March 22nd, 2015 | Comments

I’ve really missed blogging. Balance is a hard thing to find sometimes with so many things pulling you in different directions. I cant complain though, I have two healthy kids growing like weeds, we are building a new home, and […]



Fish - Fly Fishing - Ocean - Pacific - RIO Products - Sleep When Youre Dead

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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

Hunting the Hunters, Mako Shark Fishing

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on October 21st, 2013 | Comments

Dad and I were busy watching sea lions when Captain Dave Trimble calmly said, “we’ve got a Mako”. Shark fishing is a hurry up and wait game. Hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of nerve rattling excitement. Three hours earlier […]



Fish - Fly Lines - Fly Tying - Ocean - Pacific - Shark Fishing

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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. […]



Backcountry - Boulder Mountain - Brodin Nets - Char - Fish - Fly Fishing - Stillwater - Trout - Utah

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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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Back in Time, at Pyramid Lake

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on April 21st, 2013 | Comments

“We’ll switch off and take turns driving.” That was the plan as we left Phoenix at 6:00 pm and started a 12 hour drive to Northern Nevada. Ben was too excited to sleep and just kept going. He made it […]



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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!



Arizona - Fish - Fly Fishing - Lake Fishing - Northern Pike - RIO Products - Sleep When Youre Dead

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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 […]



Arizona - Backcountry - Bass - Fish - Fly Fishing - General - Lake Fishing - Sleep When Youre Dead - Smallmouth Bass

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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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Char Obsessed

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

Char are like trout, only better.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy catching stillwater Rainbows, river Browns, and willing Cutthroat as much as the next guy.  But what really get me excited are Char.  They come in a wide range […]



Backcountry - Bull Trout - Char - Cooking - Fish - Fly Fishing - Fly Tying - Sleep When Youre Dead

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