Tag: Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Club notice

  George Abernathy The weather forecast for Carnero Lake on Thursday, May 3, was a low of 27 and a high of 70 degrees. It was the perfect forecast for fly fishing for Brad Smith, Dan Roberts, Dan Rheinauer and me, all members with the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. By the time we stopped…

Fly fishing with disabled vets

Rich Vale with one of the veterans

George Abernathy This past May, with the approval and support from Sun Lakes Country Club’s general manager Kelly Haynes, members of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club hosted disabled veterans from Project Healing Waters. After spending three and a half hours fishing, everyone adjourned to their restaurant for lunch which, to our surprise, was sponsored…

Bucket list fly fishing adventure

Tom Vitolo with his guide, Nato, and a bonefish

  My flight landed on time in Cancun to begin our adventure. The other guys should have landed about 30 minutes ahead of me. The plan was for everyone to meet at the Marriott Courtyard for dinner and then organize for the drive south to Xcalak the next morning. Everyone was on time; I was…

Fly Fishing Arizona

Erich Tiepel holding an Arizona Bow Hog

George Abernathy In less than two years, the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club’s membership has grown from an idea to 64 members. Knowing the backgrounds of some of the members, I’m always impressed by how they willingly leave their egos at the door which is a real rarity within any club. Fly fishermen are absolutely…

Fly fishing with my brothers

George Abernathy Forty-five years ago, while flying on a scouting mission in Nam with Apache Troop One, Ninth Cavalry, we came upon a river and, being somewhat bored from the two previous hours of flight, my pilot and I opted to do some fishing. Without notifying our Cobra-Gunship cover bird of our intentions, which was…

Fly fishing and women

Tammy Dockter shows her catch.

George Abernathy Who said fly fishing isn’t a women’s sport? Seriously, are they still living in the ‘50s when women were expected just to cook and clean? They haven’t met or know some of the female fly fisherwomen I know or know of. Take for example – Wendy Gunn has won multiple Arizona and National…