Photos: Back to Arizona for High-Country Trout

Written by: Tyler Coleman


A trip back to the author’s home state produced a magical day of fishing.
Photo by Rickey Furbee

As I headed off to the state I called home for most my life, the excitement of familiar waters was setting in. I knew that with fall came aggressive feeding and bold colors, so I couldn’t . . .

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Photos: Saying Goodbye to Arizona’s Mountain Streams


There is nothing like a fresh rod set-up and some small-stream wild trout to break it in.
Photo by Tyler Coleman

This is a bittersweet post for me, as this was my last trip fishing the Arizona small creeks as a resident of the state. The time has come to relocate my family to Michigan, where we have. . .

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The Arizona Wild Trout Challenge, Day Five

Written by: Tyler Coleman


My first successful fish of the day felt great, and I couldn’t wait to find some more.
Photo by Anastasia Coleman

On the final day of our trip, we’d be fishing for my favorite wild species, the brook trout. Just a refresher: our goal was to catch all five species of the wild trout in Arizona. There is no time. . .

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The Arizona Wild Trout Challenge, Day Four

Written by: Tyler Coleman


I hope this spot, overgrown and forgotten, continues to stay a secret.
Photos by Tyler Coleman

Day 4 of our adventure started early, with the normal morning rituals: taking care of Sebastian, eating breakfast, and packing up camp so we could head to the creek. There was a lot of. . .

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The Arizona Wild Trout Challenge, Day Three


The gray rocks gave this guy the perfect hiding place, and for his size in the small steam, he was a blast to catch.

We ended Day Two with about a four-hour drive to the next destination. After setting up camp in the dark again, we finally got to relax and reflect on the day’s adventure. The next species on. . .

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