Since my last article in the Splash myself and other club members have been fly-fishing over half a dozen times at a variety of fisheries in Arizona. We’ve hunted and landed trout at Willis Springs Lake, East Verde River and traveled as far as Canero Lake, which is located above Pine Top. Canero Lake was more difficult to reach, but well worth the relaxing three and a half hour drive for two days of fly fishing. Because of the enormous food supply, rainbow trout grow at about one and one-half inches per month which provided us with some nice size catches over 15 inches long. Needless to say, getting away from the Valley heat required us to layer up with clothing because of the enjoyable drop in temperatures and slight rain fall.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Oakwood Library. This is one meeting you might want to attend whether you’re a current member or a newcomer to fly fishing. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Jack Houck from the Orvis Fly Fishing store in Scottsdale. Jack’s reputation and knowledge is known throughout the different fly fishing clubs in Arizona; he will be doing a power point presentation on fly fishing on where and when to fly fish in Arizona.
“Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear why the Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the yard.” Quote by Chuck Clark.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and let’s go fly fishing.