Arizona Quail Slam

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 6th, 2015 | Comments

It’s been three years in the making for me. Trying to harvest all three species of Arizona Quail (Arizona quail slam) in the same day is not easy. The thought of the slam really hadn’t crossed my mind as we […]



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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 […]



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Land of Enchantment… and Tiger Muskie

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on May 12th, 2013 | Comments

With my first son set to be born sometime next month, this would be my last fishing trip for a few months. Some close friends and I headed east from Arizona and over the border into New Mexico, the “land […]



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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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Springtime in the Desert = BASS

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on April 16th, 2013 | Comments

Its mid-March in Phoenix. The winter has been short, as usual. It seems that as soon as it cools down here its already warming up again. As the water at the local reservoirs warms up the bass move shallow, start […]



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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!



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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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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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