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twistedjeep 07-29-2013 12:53 AM

white moutains az
need some insite on tackle and stream selection? any help would be great!

liesta 09-06-2013 11:36 AM

Re: white moutains az
Although I'm no expert, I have been fishing the White Mountains for ten years.
I find a seven foot 4 weight rod works the best in these small bushy streams, with a dropper setup. All of the streams have fish, but you have to do some walking to get away from the bait fisherman.
If you have any other questions fill free to contact me.


swampdonkey 09-06-2013 10:08 PM

Re: white moutains az
Don't neglect some of the reservoirs up there. Not as scenic as some of the small streams but there are some hefty browns in some of them.

We did well chucking streamers just before dark.

newby 09-07-2013 01:08 AM

Re: white moutains az
I'm an AZ native and have fished the whites extensively the past two years. A 7'-7.5' 3 or 4wt will cover most situations on the creeks and a 9' 5wt will do well on the reservoirs.

If you want to do yourself a favor get a permit from the White Mountain Apache Tribe to fish Christmas Tree Lake. You'll find many willing, golden colored Apache trout that will take drys and chironimids. They are mainly big fish, too.

A little more info would be great depending on what specifics you want. What portion of the whites will you be in, what time frame, for how long, what sort of fish do you want to target, etc......

And the above poster is right, the reservoirs can be great. Becker is a lake that lacks great scenery but makes up for it with catch and release on many 20"+ rainbow trout, many of them triploids.

There are others who know much more than about fishing there waters than me. There are two forums dedicated to fly fishing in AZ and they can be a very good resource.

swcr 09-07-2013 10:00 PM

Re: white moutains az
Since I reside and my rod building busines is in Arizona,I build quite a few 6'6" to 7''6" 2 and 3wt rods for the people fishing the majority of the small streams and creeks up there

browntrout12 11-07-2013 08:20 AM

Re: white moutains az
i have allways wanted to get up there maybe in the spring i can fish this area would like to fish the east fork of black river anyone ever fish this

Liphookedau 11-07-2013 05:07 PM

Re: white moutains az
Hi twistedjeep welcome.

It doesn't matter where any of us hail from there are always something we can all pickup as we all know there are members from virtually everywhere who don't hesitate to help,so virtually all anyone who wants any info is to join & ask for advise.
I knew there was Trout in AZ as I have Friends there however I learnt a bit about The Gear Used

I know you will enjoy it here as well as I have for The Last few years.


flycaster99 11-22-2013 07:16 AM

Re: white moutains az
Hi, Can anyone advise what are some of the fly patterns (dries or nymphs) that will work towards the December period on Silver Creek? Thanks.

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