Tag: fishing

SLFFC Is Open to New Club Members

George Abernathy, SLFFC Founder Most fly fishers believe in catch and release, which is part of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Clubs’ (SLFFC) philosophy. For the life of me, I still can’t fathom why anyone brings home farm-raised trout to dine on, purchase them from a grocery store, or pay big dollars for a trout dinner at…

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…

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…

Anglers Club recap

The Sun Lakes Anglers Club (SLAC) met on April 2 to wish one of our longtime members, Dave Gaw, happy trails as he heads to Montana to be around family. Dave joined SLAC back in 2003 and has supported well over 150 fishing derbies during his time with the club. He has touched the lives…

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…

You haven’t missed nuthin…

Brad Smith We happily bid a fond farewell to the summer of 2018 which saw some very slow trout fishing. High winds, low water, high temperatures, low monsoon rain; all add to dismal fishing. But finally, fall is here and we can get serious about fly fishing again. While opening day of trout season in…