Wyoming Pre-trip

Ron Robinson ~

I would like to thank all the members who sent me get well wishes while I was recovering from heart surgery. I want to give a special thank you to Bob Sickles for all his help while I was away. I should be back to limited action soon.

This month’s education class will focus on how and when to add “bling” to your flies. We will review how these techniques have evolved over the years and give each student an opportunity to tie a few patterns for their next trip. The club will supply all materials and equipment for those in need.

We also will talk about the upcoming Wyoming trip. All are welcome whether you are going on this trip, thinking about a future trip, or just want to hang out and socialize. Topics will include what to bring (clothing, cigars, etc.), rehash of last year’s experience and what to expect, information on rods, leaders, tippet, flies, etc., and current conditions at Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile. Come on out and share in the pre-adventure.

Please note that our formal casting classes have ended until cooler weather returns in the fall. You can still attend informal weekly “casting meet-ups” at Roadrunner Park every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. The meet-ups are good opportunities to get some one-on-one help as well as fly fishing information from other members.

Submit your photo gallery fishing stories

In partnership with AZFISHBOOK, AFC is implementing a photo gallery  to share our photos and fish stories.  Sharing your fishing stories and photo is a great way to interact with other club members.

How does this work?

With your smart phone or tablet take a picture or upload a picture to your computer from your camera of choice.

To participate you must have a facebook or and Instagram account.

(For instructions on setting up a facebook page click here.)
(For Instructions on setting up Instagram click here.)

Several options for sharing.  The key is the hash tag #afcazfishbook.

  • Share photo on Facebook.  On your phone click “Share”, select “Facebook”, and in the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share.
  • On Facebook upload a photo from your computer.  In the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share..
  • If you use Instagram, click share, select facebook, In the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share.

If you want to share it further, then you can share those pictures and stories on Facebook with AZFISHBOOK, Arizona Flycasters, Zane Grey Trout Unlimited, Arizona women of Trout Unlimited or any other groups, pages or friends you like.

So join in the fun and social network with your fellow club members!


Dead Horse Ranch State Park Club Outing

Come one, come all, to our clubs annual outing at Deadhorse Ranch State Park February 10th thru 12th 2017. If you can’t join us for the weekend come on up for a day trip. We will be in the Quail Loop. Camping sites and camping cabins are still available. Make your reservation soon because this is a popular campground. Go to AZ STATE PARKS website to book your site. Enjoy fishing the stocked lagoons or try the Verde River both are inside the park boundaries. Please let us know if you are coming on our Eventbrite site.

Register to let us know you are coming!

Next outing will be at Cottonwood campground/Abe’s motel on the San Juan River. Start planning now for April 1st thru 5th 2017. It’s my understanding that sites at the Campground go fast. More Info to follow.

Outings Chair
Phil Koda

Looking for a fishing buddy

Retired senior in San Tan Valley looking for trout fishing buddy. Recent import from California. Would like to meet up with someone experienced with trout fishing in Arizona–or someone like me who doesn’t know his way around and we can explore what trout fishing Arizona has to offer.

Send me an email

Lee’s Ferry outing in September

Name: Tom Scheidt
Email:  Scheidt1@cox.net
Name of Fishing Buddy Event => Lee’s Ferry
Date => September 2016
Contact => 623-362-2806

I’d like to get folks together to fish Lee’s Ferry in September…. maybe for 3 days. We would stay at Lee’s Ferry campground for those with trailers or tents. Cliff Dweller’s Lodge is a god place for those that would like to stay in a motel. I will do the walk in area, but there are also guide trips to go up stream.

I have made a map of the walk-in area, and fly patterns that have worked for me and others that have gone.

Please contact me (phone is the best)and we’ll set some dates that don’t interfere with club activies.

April 22-24 Club Outing Fool Hollow Lake State Park

fools hollowby Phil Koda, Outings Chair

The club will venture north to Fool Hollow just outside Show Low.  Fool Hollow affords the opportunity to catch a variety of species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, northern pike, and of course rainbow trout.  As a home base, Fool Hollow also affords the opportunity to fish the nearby waters of the White Mountains.  The lake is best fished from a float tube or boat, but with that said, with help from our club and others, AZG&F has installed fishing docks and fish structures throughout the lake, making it very fishable from shore. The lake has a beautiful campground located at 6,300 feet in elevation and impeccably maintained.  Members have made reservations in Mallard/Red Head Campgrounds, and  sites are still available!  If you decide to join us at a late date, do not discount Cinnamon Teal Camp- ground, which is within shouting distance. Reservations can be made at www.azstateparks.com, Fool Hollow Lake.  For those who like the nicer things in life, there are many fine accommodations within minutes of the park!  The nights will be crisp, the days warm with the scent of pine in the air, relaxing around the campfire with friends, it doesn’t get any better!  Please join us!