AFC – April 22-24: Fool Hollow Lake State Park

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 avail-able! If you decide to join us at a late date, do not discount Cinnamon Teal Campground, which is within shouting distance. Reservations can be made at, 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!

San Juan River – March 21 – March 26

Name of Event: San Juan River
Date: March 21 – 26th, 2016
Contact Information: Carl Rutherford –
We are staying in the Cabin at the Octogon Inn. We have no beds left. We have hired a wading guide for Tuesday. We will wade two or three days and float the river the rest of the time in our pontoon boats.


Fishing Buddies are NOT CLUB OUTINGS.  Fishing Buddies are fishing trips organized by members and are not the responsibility of the Arizona Flycasters. Participate at your own risk.

2016 Banquet Photos

Thanks to all the people who came out to help set up the banquet, man registration table and raffle ticket sales table. Thanks to all the contributors of raffle prizes, as well as, the great deserts table.  And a special thanks to the Banquet Committee of Brad Norgaard, Marti Cahoon and Brad Johnson.

Also thanks to all of you who contributed by purchasing raffle tickets.  As mentioned this is one of the club’s highlights of the year and you all make it possible.

Thank you for the AFC Board.

Fishcat 10IR Standup Pontoon Boat


This boat is in like-new condition. It is AZ registered with full records for ease of ownership transfer. The best part about this boat besides the amazing value, is the ability to cast and fish from a standing position!
Contact Kent Miller by email address:, or at 520-371-6476.


Class IV river rating
10′ pontoons
8′ oars
Retractable standing platform with lean bar and stripping basket
Trolling motor mount
Full anchor pulley system
Standard gear bags
Standard stripping apron
Wheel attachment & bracket
Storage platform
Standard rod holder

Bonus items:

Upgraded large capacity gear bag
Seat back storage with cupholders
Oar rests
High volume electric air pump
High pressure manual air pump
Extra large storage bag for holding the deflated pontoons and all other accessories
Large water proof gear bag

Fly Tying Classes Begin January 28th

Our basic fly tying classes begin on January 28 and continue eight more nights in February. Please check the schedule on page 2 of the newsletter or the website for specific dates.

Brian Mazoyer has selected nine bass fly patterns that are educational, fun to tie, and highly effective here in Arizona. The club will supply all materials, equipment, and instruction needed. If you have it, please bring your own equipment.
All classes are held at the Sunnyslope Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Please come a little early as we always start on time.
If you have questions, give Ron Robinson a call at 602.867.8820.