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Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By david vaughn
It was mid-summer and the marijuana growers were...

It was mid-summer and the marijuana growers were also in the area. The sight of an armed grower (NG guy stated he was carrying an AK-47) wearing solid camo freaked him out pretty good. He...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By david vaughn
Lightbulb I've watched quite a few videos on the Ascend...

I've watched quite a few videos on the Ascend models, and the 128T Sit on Top model is my dream boat. Sure wish I would have picked it up years ago when it was selling for $549 every day. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By david vaughn
I mainly fish the Rim due to how close it is to...

I mainly fish the Rim due to how close it is to me.

As stated above, all of these flies work well, but my main go-to fly anymore for topwater is a #16 Mini-Hopper. I've tied up many different...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By david vaughn
Sure, would enjoy the company. Not sure when...

Sure, would enjoy the company. Not sure when this trip will happen though, as it's been on my bucket list since the late 80's (too busy fishing elsewhere). And I still need to pick up an Ascend...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By david vaughn
Willow Springs Lake is loaded with smallies. ...

Willow Springs Lake is loaded with smallies. From the boat dock, head southeast into the major finger. They're like missiles once hooked, going airborne with violent head shakes. Average size is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By david vaughn
Yes, both 273 and 261 are open and passable. ...

Yes, both 273 and 261 are open and passable.

These byways are part of an upcoming motorcycle trip and I couldn't ride them until they opened. The roads were opened up within the last week or two.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By david vaughn
Hydrate the day prior would be my first...

Hydrate the day prior would be my first suggestion and stay hydrated throughout the day on the water. For me, I think it has been several months since I've been in my tube and failed to stretch out...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By david vaughn
Aggressive little holdovers they are~

Spent the day on Woods Canyon yesterday (4-10), and the holdovers are hungry! No indecision on the fishies part on hitting the fly to get a free meal, that's for sure.

Hit the water around 11am,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By david vaughn
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/news-events/?c...

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD575217

Update!

As of March 28, A-S has opened the 300 Road west of Woods Canyon and leading into Woods Canyon Lake.

From prior...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By david vaughn
Before you head into the Rockies, take a moment...

Before you head into the Rockies, take a moment in looking at some possibilities I just sent to you. Hopefully these may excite your senses...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By david vaughn
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/alerts-not...

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5341627

Per Coconino NF, the link above shares the Rim Road is open from the west (approximate milepost 281 on Hwy 87), along...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By david vaughn
http://www.fishaz.org/ ...

http://www.fishaz.org/

https://s3.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress/azgfd.wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/14104708/Spring-_Summer-Fish-Stocking3-09-2018.pdf

jimc - The top link will take you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By david vaughn
http://www.fishaz.org/ AZFJ - The link above...

http://www.fishaz.org/

AZFJ - The link above is the new fishing report section. Seems as AGF has reworked its fishing section quite a bit.

Hope this helps...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By david vaughn
Levisdad & Tying2Fly, No snow at all and...

Levisdad & Tying2Fly,

No snow at all and yes, the dirt road leading into the day use area of the lake is dry, open and traversable in 2wd.
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By david vaughn
Rim Lakes are...

Took a drive towards Willow Springs this afternoon, and was pleased to see the main gate was locked open. There were 4 vehicles already in the main parking area, with a couple more in the picnic...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By david vaughn
Nice boat. If I had something like this model, I...

Nice boat. If I had something like this model, I would consider using Trex decking slats for a floor and/or casting area. Instead of screwing the deck into the cross beams (weakens the brace, btw),...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By david vaughn
I was at Cabela's a few days ago when I passed by...

I was at Cabela's a few days ago when I passed by a Lowe 14'7" V-hull on a trailer but no trailer. It was sitting in front of the store near the yaks. The clearance price was listed as $1500,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By david vaughn
Dan, what helped me a lot in my early moments of...

Dan, what helped me a lot in my early moments of fly tying, was YouTube videos. Usually, there are recipes given prior to the pattern being built, which helps a lot. Having the monitor in front of...
Forum: Rod Building 03-05-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By david vaughn
Nice work! Roughly 20 years ago I was gifted...

Nice work!

Roughly 20 years ago I was gifted an antique South Bend 9', unknown weight/action rod, without any guides.

I may need to have one of the board members re-purpose it for a small...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By david vaughn
The lakes in Payson are fishing pretty well at...

The lakes in Payson are fishing pretty well at the moment, especially for crappie. Another good spot are the ponds in Dead Horse State Park. Lots of fun action for trout and crappie.

These might...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By david vaughn
jchar85719, if you are not aware, another route...

jchar85719, if you are not aware, another route into Chevelon can be taken by driving to Heber.

As you drive past the first Circle K on your right, FR504 will appear on your left, or north side...
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 01-20-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By david vaughn
Too bad it's not an over/under, I would have been...

Too bad it's not an over/under, I would have been highly interested. Especially with a 28' barrel length! Now that's a scatter gun made for a REAL man...

Man o man, dontchya just love typos!
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By david vaughn
Dead Horse State Park + Crusty Pizza

https://azstateparks.com/dead-horse/

Bill Daily and I decided to give Dead Horse State Park another go yesterday, Jan 17. We needed to learn the daily pattern for this awesome little fishery. We...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By david vaughn
I've done it multiple times over the years and...

I've done it multiple times over the years and while I doubt it's 3 miles, it sure feels like it at times! Perhaps 3 miles there and back, not sure.

I wonder if I can rig up some form of distance...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By david vaughn
Having fished the Rim waters for many decades, I...

Having fished the Rim waters for many decades, I have learned that the very best time for topwater action is very early or an hour before full dark. The sunfish don't seem to bother me too much in...
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