Greetings! My name is Charlie Palmer and I am the owner and operator of AZFishGuide. Fly Fishing is my passion. I have been Fishing for over 30 years now. I love to Fly Fish and enjoy teaching others. That is why I have started my own Fly Fishing Guide Service. I am a Licensed Fly-Fishing Guide in the State of Arizona. My goal is to educate others in the sport, make Fly Fishing fun and introduce clients to some of the amazing streams and lakes that Arizona has to offer..
Most of the major AZ Trout Streams are located in the White Mountains and Rim Country. With that said, there are several things you will need to consider before heading out on a trip:
· Weather, it can change rapidly on the Mountains, need to bring extra clothing , rain gear. Check the Weather before heading out on a trip
· Predators; You may want to carry a hand gun or bear spray, there are Mountain Lions, Bears, Wolves, and Poisonous Snakes. Be Alert!
· First Aid and Medications; Many times you will be in remote areas with very little in the way of first aid help. It is always a good idea to carry a first aid kit, bring baby aspirin as well in case of chest pain and/or possible Heart attack.
· Physical Condition; Most of the AZ streams require walking/hiking up and down mountains at much higher altitudes then the desert. This can be a shock to our body if you are not in shape and can lead to serious injury and possibly death. Consider a conditioning plan before trout season so you will enjoy your outings to the fullest extent.
Overall use common sense, respect others around you fishing and nature, pack it in/ pack it out….