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 […]



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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Fly Patterns for Lakes

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

Part of the fun of fly fishing is tying flies to imitate what fish eat. I’ll be honest… I first got into fly tying to save money. Flies are not cheap and I was buying a lot of them. Now […]



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