Tag: fishing

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy October is always a busy month for the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club, and this year is no exception. On Tuesday, October 2 and 16, we’re meeting for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at the Stone & Barrel. Our club will have a table at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Open House on Saturday, October…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

  Brad Smith I’m at my desk listening to my favorite music and tying up some trout flies for an upcoming trip our club is taking to the San Juan River in southwest New Mexico. My Zen-like attention to this task is interrupted by my wife’s sudden appearance in the den. “Whaddya think?” she asks,…

Dog Days

  George Abernathy Trout are like people. OK… they’re not much like people, but like us, they don’t function well at extreme temperatures. Here in Arizona, summer temperatures present trout with no small amount of discomfort. And like us, they have few options to mitigate summer’s excess. AC is out, as is relocating to a…

On fly fishing

Brad Smith The origins of fly fishing for trout are obscure, but certainly go back a very long time. Egyptian hieroglyphics depict people fishing along the Nile, although not for trout. Interestingly, these figures are seen smiling, suggesting the endeavor was not only to procure food, but that it also brought pleasure. These ancient fishers…

Anglers Club news

Jim McWhirter Good News! At their January 2 meeting, the club approved to continue having the annual Fish Fry. This event is free and is a way for the club to thank those who continue to support our Fishing Derbies for the Kids. This event will be scheduled in mid-April, at the Oasis pool event…

Fish on!

Jim McWhirter The Anglers Club Fishing Derby for “the kids” starts Friday, November 3, at Lake 6. About 25 to 30 excited young anglers arrive at 9:30 a.m., have their picture taken and are handed a fishing pole. Then, three at a time, they follow an instructor to select a spot on the lake where…

Bass on a fly

Jack Houck landed this two-pound largemouth bass on his last cast at Black Canyon Lake.

George Abernathy Most people associate fly fishing with catching trout by wading a river/stream or floating in a one-man boat on a lake. On September 4, Dan Rheinauer, Brad Smith, Jack Houck and I headed to the Black Canyon Lake for some bigmouth bass fly fishing. The lake is located about 140 miles from Sun…