Arizona Fly Fishing Outfitters

Experience Unforgettable Fly Fishing Adventures in Arizona’s Rim Country.

Join us on a path to Fly Fishing success!

Leading this rewarding journey is Adventure Outfitter Mark Mickelson. Mark Mickelson’s fly rod adventures began in 1975 at his families fly fishing ranch in Arizona’s White Mountains. He has spent the last 25 years chasing fish all over Arizona while putting clients on fish. Whether you are a first time angler or an avid angler, we custom tailor each trip to your current skill level and expectations to provide our guests with a fun and memorable day of fly fishing.

We specialize in fly fishing small streams and rivers for wild trout using ultra-light fly rods. Owned by expert guide, casting instructor, and Arizona native Mark Mickelson. Mark was born with a fly rod in his hand and started fly fishing at the age of five. 

Kid with river trout

Get the most out of your next fly fishing outing

Your day of adventure will begin in Arizona’s Rim Country or the White Mountains. We offer walk/wade angling on rivers and streams. In addition, we offer trophy still water angling from a drift boat on numerous high mountain lakes. Our guides are Arizona natives and have over 70 years of combined experience fly fishing Arizona’s rivers, streams, and lakes.

Mark Mickelson


Mark Mickelson has been an Arizona fly fishing guide since 1996. He is a fifth-generation Arizona native and has spent his whole life fly fishing Arizona’s waters. Mark’s passion for teaching the sport of fly fishing to others is undeniable.

Join our community today!

Client presenting caught fish

Andrew Bulgin -Local Guide- “We booked Mark for a 50th birthday celebration and had a great time. He was friendly and funny. He was very helpful and attentive to two (very) novice fly fishermen. Mark made sure that we caught a bunch of nice fish”.

Andrew Bulgin

Mark is a great fly fisherman and guide! I have fished with him for years and highly recommend him as a guide and fly casting instructor.

Keith Dary

Showing off the Gila Trout before releasing 

Fly Fishing Arizona for Big Bows on Hoppers-Part 1. Unforgettable day on the water with friends catching hard fighting bows that were smashing big hoppers!

Catching 24-inch Rainbow Trout 

Fly fisherman at river bed

Fly Fishing Destinations

Fresh water fish


Deep mountain creek

Booking And Contact

Keith Dary

Mark is a great fly fisherman and guide. I have fished with him for years and highly recommend Mark as a guide and a fly casting instructor. If you’re looking for someone to show you how to fish, Mark is the man. If you’re looking for someone to show you where to fish, Mark is your man. Small streams, lakes, big water, Mark can help you.

Steve Goldberg

Had one of the greatest experiences of my life. Not only did I get to witness the beauty of nature and landscape in AZ. I also had a guide that was super knowledgeable and blast to hang out with. Would highly recommend for a novice or experienced fly fisherman. Thanks again Mark, had a blast.

Brian Trigueros

Had another amazing trip with Mark! He put us on some incredible wild brown trout! We fished some wilderness streams that see very few anglers. No matter when we fish with him we always learn new things and have a awesome time.

Denver Nowicz

Had a great time fishing with Mark. Caught lots of Gila trout. He definitely knows the Arizona waters. Highly recommend him

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