Images by @ryan.s.russell, Ryan Russell

Crummy weather, blown out canals... still casted at a ton of fish. Had 3 guide trips, 3 days in a row. Yesterday I went out with Nate and Crystal from Utah for a rainy trip. They were hardcore and wanted to fish through the weather. We worked hard but couldn't get any to the net. Today Lanier and his son Max visiting from the Bay Area wanted to give it a go. We hooked into a few and Max got one in solo. The conditions are not in our favor so it was nice to connect. Lots of fish but dirty stained water clouded things up and made sight fishing difficult. Had lots of fun, got some fresh Phoenix air, put some miles on our feet. Good times. #fishing #flyfishing #flyfishingnation #flyfishingarizona #flyfishaz #carponthefly #koi #koionthefly #Carp #commoncarp #grasscarp #carppro #canal #urbananglersusa #urbanfishing #carpguide #grasscarponthefly #arizona #phoenix #projectcarp #arizonaflyfishingadventures

Crummy weather, blown out canals... still casted at a ton of fish. Had 3 guide trips, 3 days in a row. Yesterday I went out with Nate and Crystal from Utah for a rainy trip. They were hardcore and wanted to fish through the weather. We worked hard but couldn't get any to the net. Today Lanier and his son Max visiting from the Bay Area wanted to give it a go. We hooked into a few and Max got one in solo. The conditions are not in our favor so it was nice to connect. Lots of fish but dirty stained water clouded things up and made sight fishing difficult. Had lots of fun, got some fresh Phoenix air, put some miles on our feet. Good times. #fishing  #flyfishing  #flyfishingnation  #flyfishingarizona  #flyfishaz  #carponthefly  #koi  #koionthefly  #Carp  #commoncarp  #grasscarp  #carppro  #canal  #urbananglersusa  #urbanfishing  #carpguide  #grasscarponthefly  #arizona  #phoenix  #projectcarp  #arizonaflyfishingadventures 

Around 65° is the number for grass carp to feed... (google said so)

As it warms this Spring, look for risers! Found a stack of em, then tossed a size 16 BWO on 5x for the slay. 
#fishing #flyfishing #flyfishingnation #flyfishingarizona #flyfishaz #carponthefly #koi #koionthefly #Carp #commoncarp #grasscarp #carppro #canal #urbananglersusa #urbanfishing #carpguide #grasscarponthefly #arizona #phoenix #projectcarp #arizonaflyfishingadventures

Around 65° is the number for grass carp to feed... (google said so) As it warms this Spring, look for risers! Found a stack of em, then tossed a size 16 BWO on 5x for the slay. #fishing  #flyfishing  #flyfishingnation  #flyfishingarizona  #flyfishaz  #carponthefly  #koi  #koionthefly  #Carp  #commoncarp  #grasscarp  #carppro  #canal  #urbananglersusa  #urbanfishing  #carpguide  #grasscarponthefly  #arizona  #phoenix  #projectcarp  #arizonaflyfishingadventures 

No Skunky Days.... Bill from Sac-Town nabbed his first Carp on the fly today. Little impromptu middle of the day session...#fishing #flyfishing #flyfishingnation #flyfishingarizona #flyfishaz #carponthefly #koi #koionthefly #Carp #commoncarp #grasscarp #carppro #canal #urbananglersusa #urbanfishing #carpguide #grasscarponthefly #arizona #phoenix #projectcarp #arizonaflyfishingadventures

No Skunky Days.... Bill from Sac-Town nabbed his first Carp on the fly today. Little impromptu middle of the day session...#fishing  #flyfishing  #flyfishingnation  #flyfishingarizona  #flyfishaz  #carponthefly  #koi  #koionthefly  #Carp  #commoncarp  #grasscarp  #carppro  #canal  #urbananglersusa  #urbanfishing  #carpguide  #grasscarponthefly  #arizona  #phoenix  #projectcarp  #arizonaflyfishingadventures 

Ive known Andrew maybe 4 years now or something like that. Fished a bunch of random places with him. He makes good nets... Rhino Nets. A really smart guy. Well traveled, knows a bunch of stuff. Never short on good conversation. We hit some good golf shots after making some casts. Got the lady out. She hit a few good ones. Cast and Blast was a success! Thanks for swinging through @ffrhino #castandblast #flyfishing #golf #thepasty #rhinoherd #dobsonranch #golfcourse #fishgolf #guystuff #arizona #snowbirding

Ive known Andrew maybe 4 years now or something like that. Fished a bunch of random places with him. He makes good nets... Rhino Nets. A really smart guy. Well traveled, knows a bunch of stuff. Never short on good conversation. We hit some good golf shots after making some casts. Got the lady out. She hit a few good ones. Cast and Blast was a success! Thanks for swinging through @ffrhino #castandblast  #flyfishing  #golf  #thepasty  #rhinoherd  #dobsonranch  #golfcourse  #fishgolf  #guystuff  #arizona  #snowbirding 

My buddy connected me with @solostove and I'm pretty excited to get some of these products. They look perfect for campfire chillin' in the backyard or wilderness. Its contained so the fire is safer. Also wind resistant. Great for cooking. Right now at their website they have a 50% off sale going on for Christmas. Check them out. Perfect gift for an outdoorsman. 
www.solostove.com
#outside #camping #cooking #firepit #bonfire #backpacking #outdoors #flyfishing #backyard #solostove

My buddy connected me with @solostove and I'm pretty excited to get some of these products. They look perfect for campfire chillin' in the backyard or wilderness. Its contained so the fire is safer. Also wind resistant. Great for cooking. Right now at their website they have a 50% off sale going on for Christmas. Check them out. Perfect gift for an outdoorsman. www.solostove.com #outside  #camping  #cooking  #firepit  #bonfire  #backpacking  #outdoors  #flyfishing  #backyard  #solostove 

Range session night. Yeah, I know posting slo-mo swings and stroking my golf ego is probably how it seems, but if I had a cell phone like this 20 years ago, all of us golfers could have see much more clearly what's going on with ourselves.

There are a few key things I look at each time. Is my club pointed at the target when I'm at the top? How is my posture? Am I jerking the club inside? Yes, which is why I draw it and sometimes dropkick / snap hook it... Am I keeping my hands ahead of the clubhead at impact? That helps you strike it proper and consistantly. 
Fundamental positions to help me see what's going on currently, then correcting myself helps me hit different shots. I later worked on scooting away a smidge, taking it back more upright, thus producing a cut shot or fade. 
In the end, Im not sure how many years of scratch golf I got left. I want to make the best of it though and play with a purpose. Play in tournaments, have fun, meet new people, see new courses while trying to test myself. Golf is fun.. right? #swingcheck #golfswing #rangesession #golf #practice #fundamentals #slowmotion

Range session night. Yeah, I know posting slo-mo swings and stroking my golf ego is probably how it seems, but if I had a cell phone like this 20 years ago, all of us golfers could have see much more clearly what's going on with ourselves. There are a few key things I look at each time. Is my club pointed at the target when I'm at the top? How is my posture? Am I jerking the club inside? Yes, which is why I draw it and sometimes dropkick / snap hook it... Am I keeping my hands ahead of the clubhead at impact? That helps you strike it proper and consistantly. Fundamental positions to help me see what's going on currently, then correcting myself helps me hit different shots. I later worked on scooting away a smidge, taking it back more upright, thus producing a cut shot or fade. In the end, Im not sure how many years of scratch golf I got left. I want to make the best of it though and play with a purpose. Play in tournaments, have fun, meet new people, see new courses while trying to test myself. Golf is fun.. right? #swingcheck  #golfswing  #rangesession  #golf  #practice  #fundamentals  #slowmotion