Tag: Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

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…

On women and fly fishing

Brad Smith My wife once asked me, “What do you guys do after you’re done fishing for the day; do you give each other back rubs?” I consider this question so profound that I still ponder it after these many years. What statement throughout history could better exemplify the male-female dialectic! Obviously, she thought this…

Floating on an Arizona lake

Carl Smith Floating on an Arizona mountain lake, an osprey hovering overhead and then it suddenly dives for a fish, silence except if you are lucky, an elk is bugling in the forest, and suddenly your rod bends and you set the hook…. Fish On! Walking along a beautiful stream or river with a fly…