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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San Juan River

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 20th, 2013 | Comments

Growing up in Utah, I knew of the San Juan as a major tributary to Lake Powell. The San Juan arm of the lake holds huge numbers of Striped Bass. The river is much more famed as a year round […]



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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 […]



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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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Gear Review: Redington Form Game Rod

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 1st, 2012 | Comments

Redington is fast becoming one of my favorite fly fishing companies. New innovative products continue to come month after month. I’ve had the chance to play around with their new Form Game Rod for the last little bit. In a […]



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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 […]



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Gear Review: Redington Sonic-Pro Zip Front Wader

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

Let me start out by saying that up until this year, I was convinced that no one could touch Simms when it comes to waders. I still have a pair of G3 Convertibles that work great, but this year my […]



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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 […]



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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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