Welcome to Basin & Range Outdoors

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Monday, June 13, 2011

In Search of Black Bear & Brown Trout

After a day searching for and trying to understand the black bears of the Mogollon Rim, C. Harper and I decided to spend the evening hunting the elusive stream-born brown trout of Horton Creek. 
All of our Hoyt & G.Loomis products performed well.   Both companies make reliable and high performance products which is essential in Arizona's remote backcountry.  If you enjoy archery and fly fishing these are must have manufacturers.  Give their products a look:    Hoyt   G.Loomis
In Search of Black Bear
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Hoyt Trykon XL

In Search of Salmo Trutta
G.Loomis GLX (10ft 4wt)