Gear Review: Brodin Trout Bum Nets

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on August 11th, 2012 | Leave A Comment

Landing nets are sometimes as important to fishing as the rod itself. At the end of a good fight the fish gives it up and comes to the net and the feeling of relief is always apparent. Nets used to […]



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Summer Time, and the Livin’s Easy

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on July 20th, 2012 | Comments

Just returned from a long weekend in Hunting Beach and La Jolla with the family.  The camera had battery issues so I made due with the iPhone. Sorry about the poor photo quality. I’ll quickly highlight some of the fun […]



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Gear Review: Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on July 1st, 2012 | Leave A Comment

Simplicity. It’s really what fly fishing is all about. Taking the complication out of rod and reel and stripping it down to a tool for casting, something to hold line, line itself, and a bug, or a small fish imitation. […]



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Pike on the Fly, AZ Style

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on June 18th, 2012 | Comments

Arizona is known for a lot of things but Northern Pike are not usually one of them. Thankfully we do have some high country here and the water stays cool enough year round to support a great populations of them. […]



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Christmas in June

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on June 9th, 2012 | Comments

Triple digit temps sure get old fast. On Thursday I’d had enough and headed for the high country of Eastern Arizona. The flora and temperature change drastically as the elevation increases. The first stop was a creek full of beautiful […]



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There will be ups… and there will be downs

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on May 22nd, 2012 | Comments

That pretty much sums up the trip I just returned from. I’ll try to keep this brief although so much happened it will be difficult. Early Friday I boarded an allegiant flight and went from desert to mountain valley in […]



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Arizona Wanderings

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on May 14th, 2012 | Comments

May continues to bring above average fishing.  Yesterday was spent with Kc and Kirk fly fishing in Arizona’s White Mountains.  The Whites are like a whole different world from the desert heat of the valley.  There were several times where […]



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Tarpon in the Virgin Islands

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on May 2nd, 2012 | Comments

Every now and then a day of fishing comes along that is as hard to believe when it’s happening as when its over and just a memory. Today was one of them. In December my wife and I decided to […]



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Havasu

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on April 16th, 2012 | Comments

Had a great overnight trip to Lake Havasu this week. Everet drove down from Idaho and Kevin Krai of Fly Fish AZ showed us around. The weather was ok on Thursday but definitely cool for this time of year. It […]



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Largemouth with a Capital “L”

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on March 30th, 2012 | Comments

I could hardly stand the excitement as I tied the last big bugs for the morning trip. I was heading to Saguaro Lake with Manny the Master. We met in Gilbert in the dark then drove the short distance to […]



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