• By: Jim Reilly

In the back seat of my car my fly rod is still strung up with the big streamer I'd last used in October in a desperate, Hail Mary attempt to catch a smallmouth bass before winter's onset. It was cold, the wind was howling and I gave up after the time it takes to drink one beer. Now I'll settle into my

Win a Winston Rod & Bob White Prints


It's been 16 years, and soon-to-be 100 issues, since John Gierach and Bob White teamed up to create the "Sporting Life" column that graces the back pages of FR&R. To celebrate the 100th column (which will appear in July/October '08) we have partnered with Bob and the folks at the Winston Rod Company

New for Early 2008

Orvis Helios

Orvis Helios rod, SA's new line and much more were introduced in late 2007 for the 2008 fishing season.

Gamefish Status for Stripers

Over the weekend President Bush signed an executive order giving striped bass and red fish gamefish status in federal waters.

Maine Musician Shows Moosehead Lake is Something to Sing About

  • By: Ted Williams

People who live there or who love to visit know that Moosehead Lake is something to sing about. Now, Maine singer-songwriter David Dodson is making the point with a new song he has just written, recorded, and released, called "The Ballad of Moosehead Lake." The catchy little ditty, which can