White Mountain Apache Reservation, Arizona
July 21, 2018

On the drive in
Valley streams
Streams you can't see
Gearing up, my sugegasa from Isaac Tait, my kebari from Todoroki Toshiro
Todoroki-san kebari
The Brown trout of Brookville
Cow pie with mushrooms
Drop the gear and celebrate
Snow Peak titanium sake set getting a workout
Lower Brookville, no restrictions
Zerosum 4.5m business
Upper Brookville is on Tribal land with restricted access unless you are with a Tribal member as a guest
Resident Brook Trout
The resident trout are known to take flight
Working a 4.5m rod
All good things must come to an end, on the way home


  1. That meadow looks like an awesome place to visit with a friend. Long rod, long line, frisky fish. Worth every minute of the drive I'm certain.

    1. It’s 20 years now that I’ve been visiting this place.

      It’s on sacred Apache land.

      Non-tribal members can not access the upper Headwaters.

      But we had a friend take us up here.

      So many firsts have been in this valley...

      But there is water here like this that you are welcome to join me or I’ll point you to.

      From Phoenix, where I live, 230 miles one way. 20 plus years of mostly up and back in a day, a long day but totally worth it.