Speaking, Van Shopping and Grass Carp

by | Nov 8, 2021 | fly fishing Arizona

flyfishing-arizonaI arrived in Phoenix last night and I’m staying with my friends Steve and Lisa Berry of Nomada Fly Fishing.  I’m here to deliver presentations to Arizona Flycasters, Sun City Grand Fly Fishing and Desert Fly Casters.  Over the last 20 years I’ve spoke down here nearly a dozen times.  I enjoy it because Steve and I, along with other AZ buds get to chase fish around the miles and miles of urban canals.


flyfishing-arizonaObviously my main focus are my presentations, but this trip second priority isn’t fishing.  The money Granny and I made selling our house is burning a hole in our pocket.  We’ve been shopping for a van.  The most I’ve ever spent on a car is $3,750 on my 1991 Exploder.  Granny’s Jeep Liberty had a lot of miles on it when she got it so it didn’t cost much more.  Arizona is known as a good place to buy and Steve and I looked at a few vans today.  Inventory is low but I found one of interest.


urban-flyfishingAfter van shopping Steve and I managed a couple hours walking a murky canal.  Despite the hard conditions I had three grass carp eat my Grand Hopper but missed all three on my strike.  Grassies have a way of keeping the hook clear of their mouth when you set.


fish-decalsThat’s all for now.  But before its time to sleep on the thought of van life and how to do a better job at hooking grassies. . . . it’s time to remind everyone that Christmas is coming on fast and I have “Gifts for the angler that has everything”.  Visit my Webstore for my famous fish coffee mugs, beer steins, sun shirts, sun hoodies and visit my friends at Pescador on the Fly to order my 10” and 5” fish decals!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!