Tag: Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

Hooked on Fly Fishing

Lorin Hicks, Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Those memorable words were written by Norman Maclean and made famous in the movie A River Runs Through It, about a Montana family that learned the lessons of life through dry flies and tight lines at…

Fly Fishing

George Abernathy, Founder A good percentage of our club members had no idea that a variety of fly fishing adventures existed in Arizona until they were introduced to the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. Most of them are retired, and came here and purchased second homes with the intentions of playing golf in summer attire while…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

Ironwood resident Morris Johnson, on his very first day of fly fishing ever, landed a 21-1/2-inch Brown trout.

George Abernathy, Founder, Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club The annual Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club (SLFFC) trip and fly-fishing competition to Lees Ferry was one of the best fly-fishing trips in 2020 for 12 members from our club, especially for club member Morris Johnson. Twelve members showed up at the river on Monday, Oct. 19,…

Lees Ferry Fly Fishing Trip

George Abernathy, Founder of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club I haven’t seen fishing this good at Lees Ferry since the ‘80s and ‘90s when the trout were plentiful and had some decent size to them. However, this trip wasn’t just about fly fishing. It was also our inaugural trip for bringing our wives so…

“Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride

Norm Noble On Saturday, March 7, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club is sponsoring the fifth anniversary “Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride. This special event supports the wounded and disabled veterans living right here in our community. This ride will feature over 100 bike enthusiasts who will ride 101 miles on Saturday, March 7,…

Fish On!

George Abernathy, Founding Member With just nine days into this year, six members from the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club spent a half day fishing for trout below and around the Blue Point Bridge on the Salt River. Fishing was slim for some of us, but Brad Smith caught three fat rainbow trout that he…

Are you new to Fly Fishing?

Bob Ludwig

George Abernathy It’s always a joy to introduce a new member to fly fishing and help them navigate through the learning curve of fly fishing. God only knows how technical, confusing, and frustrating it can be without mentorship. I remember when I first got introduced to fly fishing in Colorado in 2004. My mentor, who…

Fish on!

George Abernathy, Founding Member There’s never a guarantee of landing fish when you go fly fishing, but Brad Smith, a SLFFC member and I, with our collective wisdom, really thought we planned a great trip with prepared alternatives in case Mother Nature reared her head. With our one-man pontoon boats loaded in my truck, we…