Tag: Fly Fishing

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy, Founder, Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club After three fly fishing trips to Lake Panguitch, several members in the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club agreed that at least one or more trips to this fishery will be on our 2021 calendar. Panguitch Lake is located in southwest Utah, and the drive there from Sun…

Fly Fishing Club sets goals

George Abernathy The Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club has two primary goals: Wet our lines as often as possible and support the disabled veterans from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing which is dedicated to the physical and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. In early November, our club donated…

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…

Fly Fishing Club notice

  George Abernathy The weather forecast for Carnero Lake on Thursday, May 3, was a low of 27 and a high of 70 degrees. It was the perfect forecast for fly fishing for Brad Smith, Dan Roberts, Dan Rheinauer and me, all members with the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. By the time we stopped…

Fly fishing with disabled vets

Rich Vale with one of the veterans

George Abernathy This past May, with the approval and support from Sun Lakes Country Club’s general manager Kelly Haynes, members of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club hosted disabled veterans from Project Healing Waters. After spending three and a half hours fishing, everyone adjourned to their restaurant for lunch which, to our surprise, was sponsored…

Bucket list fly fishing adventure

Tom Vitolo with his guide, Nato, and a bonefish

My flight landed on time in Cancun to begin our adventure. The other guys should have landed about 30 minutes ahead of me. The plan was for everyone to meet at the Marriott Courtyard for dinner and then organize for the drive south to Xcalak the next morning. Everyone was on time; I was the…

Fly Fishing Arizona

Erich Tiepel holding an Arizona Bow Hog

George Abernathy In less than two years, the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club’s membership has grown from an idea to 64 members. Knowing the backgrounds of some of the members, I’m always impressed by how they willingly leave their egos at the door which is a real rarity within any club. Fly fishermen are absolutely…

Fly fishing with my brothers

George Abernathy Forty-five years ago, while flying on a scouting mission in Nam with Apache Troop One, Ninth Cavalry, we came upon a river and, being somewhat bored from the two previous hours of flight, my pilot and I opted to do some fishing. Without notifying our Cobra-Gunship cover bird of our intentions, which was…