Mud Hole Browns

  • By: Chad Mason

Don't ignore the dark water for big trout

Editor's Notes

  • By: Joe Healy

I was on the day's 99th cast when I realized how much I missed doing this. As I fired off another hopeful presentation with my 10-weight, I looked up the shoreline to see dolphins surfing through the rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea. Ten minutes earlier, my wife, Robin, had jumped a 150-or-so-pound


  • 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

Stack Mends Fly Flotant & Cleaning Fish

Can you explain a "stack mend" to me? When? How? A stack mend is used to create a pile, or stack, of line to facilitate a drag-free drift, typically on a downstream-and-across presentation that crosses multiple current seams. In its simplest form, the angler is feeding line directly downstream from his