Thank you for visiting Arizona Fly Fishing Adventures! This site was founded to share information about fly fishing for carp in Phoenix. Fly Fishing Phoenix is a very exciting way to spend a day. I have a unique history and background that makes the info I share ONE-OF-A-KIND. NOBODY knows Phoenix like I do! One trip will have you looking at fly fishing, carp and the desert much differently. All 4 major types of carp are available to cast at. Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Grass Carp, and all types of Koi. I have been fly fishing for carp in Phoenix since 2012 and have gained over 6 years of guiding experience for both trout and carp. I have been featured in many videos, articles and magazines including FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE.
Wanna see what it's like? Here's a video that will give you an idea. Phoenix has over 180 miles of canals... more than Amsterdam and Venice COMBINED! The canal system here was actually put in place over the top of the native people's previously existing irrigation canals that were already dug as far back as the 1400s.
Josh Gallivan - Fly Fishing Guide Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures
Tom Bie - The Drake Magazine
Jeremy Elms - Fly Fishing Guide
My reputation as a guide and fly fisherman is backed up by years of experience and endorsements from other top professionals within the industry. These photos are just a few memories of me fishing and learning from a few of them. Up above is Tom Bie, editor of the Drake Magazine, fishing with him in the Famous Denver Trout Unlimited Carp Slam Fly Fishing Tournament in 2016. I know many of Denver's finest guides, Chris Galvin, Jeremy Elms, Rick Mikesell and others. I have chased "carp on the fly" on the Los Angeles River with Andrew McClellan of Rhino Nets before it was cool. I have been a part of some amazing experiences and have "guided many guides" like Josh Gallivan who wrote about his visit and you can read here. I have traveled around to know many of the Carp spots of the West and how to fish them, I am fortunate to have fished with the best of the best, guided in the busiest places, and hosted some large groups. Also, in October of 2020, I was able to to be apart of my first Carp Slam Victory which you can read about by clicking on the Carp Slam logo below.
Remember your Carping - ABC's----> Always Be Carping!
Pro-Teammate - 5-time Champion
Chris Galvin landed the biggest Carp in Carp Slam history at 35.5"
We landed 3 fish for 89". Mine was worth 28.5"... We were focused, had a good beat, good energy and hungry fish. The Denver Trout Unlimited Carp Slam is one of my favorite things to do every year! Check them out at www.carpslam.org