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AZFISHBOOK-box-250-fishbook1Periodically Fishing Buddies organizes weekly meet-up at various venues.

Current Meet-up

Weekly Casting Practice Meet-up
Wednesdays, though-out the summer
(open to the public)

The time in April has been 10:30, however this schedule will change as summer heat move in on us.

We meet on the north side of the lake.  Typically has been 4 to 6 people, but hopefully this will expand.  So come on out and refine you casting skills.  If you are a beginner or old pro just want to keep you skills tuned come on out.  Member of AFC, interested in learning Fly Fishing or just want a test drive, come on out.

In addition other social meet-up events may be scheduled.  If you are interested in being notified via email fill out the form below and I will send reminders for time, place and date (if could be a moving target over the summer, check event schedule before attending).

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Rod Construction Classes March 2, 21, and 23 7:00 PM

ron-robinsonMarch 2, 21, and 23 7:00 PM
Sunnyslope Community Center

Ron Robinson, Education Chair

At our first class held on March 2, we discussed construction and how to order parts. If you missed that class and want to build a rod, you can contact Ron Robinson at 602-867-8820 and he can help you get ready for actual construction that will begin on March 21 and 23.  All costs for the components are the students’ responsibility.  The club will supply the instruction, glue, sandpaper, and reamers.  Even if you are not planning to build a rod, you are welcome to attend to get an idea of what is involved in this fun and rewarding activity.  All classes will be held at the Sunnyslope Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.


March Casting Class March 12, 2016

ron-robinsonMarch 12 9:00 AM

Steele Indian School Park

Ron Robinson, Education Chair


Our casting class will offer basic instruction as well as some more advanced techniques.  The club will have equipment for those in need, so make your plans to attend and enjoy a morning of casting instruction.  The class will be held on March 12 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Steele Indian School Park.  We will meet at the end of the parking lot off 3rd Street and Indian School Road.  If you have questions, give Ron Robinson a call at 602-867-8820.

Griffith’s Gnat – Fly of the Month

  • Hook: Standard dry fly Mustad 94840 or equivalent
  • Sizes: 12 to 22
  • Thread: Black 8/0 or 6/0
  • Ribbing: Gold wire
  • Body: Peacock herl
  • Hackle: Grizzly
1. This is a very simple and quick fly to tie. First start the thread about mid-shank and wrap back to the bend of the hook. Tie in a strand of gold wire.

2. Next tie in 3 to 5 strands of peacock herl (depending on hook size). Wrap thread around this, forming a “rope.” Wrap forward to just behind the eye of the hook and tie off, leaving room for the grizzly hackle in the next step.

3. Tie in the grizzly hackle at the point where the peacock herl ended. Wrap the hackle to the back of the hook palmer style. At this point secure the hackle with the gold wire. Counter-wrap the gold wire forward through the hackle to help secure it, tie it off, make a few securing wraps, and whip finish. That’s all there is.

Poor Boy’s Rod Holder

Completed_Rod_Holder1-300x187by crittergetter
2 feet ½ Copper Tubing 5.97
2 3” Magnetic Flanges (Harbor Freight) 4.97 (each)
2 T connectors for ½ Copper Tubing .87 (each)
2 3/8 inch Squeeze Connectors .57 (each)
1 ½ pipe Foam Insulation 4 Feet .97Total Parts Cost less than $20.00  –

Orvis Fly Fishing and Wingshooting School

by Education Chair Ron Robinson –

This free school is being given by our local Orvis store.  It’s a very good intro class that would be of interest to our PHWFF vets and new AFC club members.  There are a number of sessions available right now (6 more until the end of June) .  A notice to our members would help our members and the local Orvis store.