Tag: Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

Never Too Old to Learn

Bob Ludwig I started fly fishing about four years ago at the age of 68. It was George Abernathy’s fault (Sun Lakes Fly Fishing club president). He got me started, and then I caught the bug. I enjoyed bait fishing when I was a kid but had limited opportunities to fish during my adult years.…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy Our annual fly-fishing trip to Lees Ferry in the last week of April was, by far, the most successful trip the club has organized in the past eight years. With 19 club members and guests attending, it was also the largest attended trip. It wasn’t until the members’ experiences were shared at our…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy During the winter months, fly fishing slows down for most fly fishers; however, Arizona is open to licensed anglers 12 months out of the year. Most of the premium still water and running water fisheries are inaccessible due to closed roads and/or are frozen over, but they will be opening soon, depending upon…

Sun Lakes Flyfishers Help Disabled Vets

Lorin Hicks, Club Member The Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club (SLFFC) teamed with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHW) (projecthealingwaters.org) to host eight disabled veterans at a spacious lake in the Chandler Oakwood Hills development. The event occurred on the first day of December and was made possible by the generous hospitality of Sandra and…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy, SLFFC Founder This past October, other members with the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club and I went on an out-of-state fly fishing trip to the San Juan River in New Mexico, and held our annual two-day fly fishing tournament. Just below the Navajo Dam, this part of the river is considered to be one…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy Since starting the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club (SLFFC) several years ago, I’ve been approached by several bait fishermen about why the club doesn’t include their style of fishing. My sincere answer then and now is: We are a fly-fishing club, i.e., Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. However, we welcome them to this…

Ultimate Fly Fishing Destination

Fred Smith, Club Member Ah, October—as the weather begins to cool here in Sun Lakes, the high plains of New Mexico beckon the members of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. Annually, we travel northeast to spend a few days on the hallowed waters of San Juan River in Northern New Mexico. Considered one of…

Hooked on Fly Fishing

Lorin Hicks, Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Those memorable words were written by Norman Maclean and made famous in the movie A River Runs Through It, about a Montana family that learned the lessons of life through dry flies and tight lines at…

Fly Fishing

George Abernathy, Founder A good percentage of our club members had no idea that a variety of fly fishing adventures existed in Arizona until they were introduced to the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club. Most of them are retired, and came here and purchased second homes with the intentions of playing golf in summer attire while…