Gear

Re-Discovering the Wool Fly

  • By: David Rini
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Get ready to pull the wool over the eyes of every trout you meet

Airports and anglers; Do barbless hooks help?; Plus, Professor Buzz has homework for you...

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

A couple of years ago [March, 2002], John Gierach wrote a brief piece for FR&R about flying with fly-fishing gear in the wake of the terrorism-inspired safety precautions. At the time, Gierach-and the magazine-promised an update as soon as things became "clearer, and more uniform airport to airport and

Awards: Last Year in Review

Angler of the Year-Ted Williams "... expresses well-informed and well-reasoned anger over the assaults on fish and fish habitat, and he does it better and more eloquently than anyone else." --Paul Guernsey Readers' Choice-Sage XP Rods "When anglers at both extremes can find happiness with the very same

St. Croix Rods

Value and performance with a "Made in the USA" label

Maintenance Check

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Caring for reels, waders & fly lines

A Look Back at Anglers of the Years

1985 Art Flick It is no small wonder why FR&R (just R&R back then) chose Art Flick as the very first Angler of the Year. Few anglers before or since have influenced fly-fishing as much as Art Flick. He is best known for two monumental books that marked the advent of a new period of American fly-fishing.

A Quarter Century of Fly Rod & Reel

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Back in 1979, FR&R-then Rod And Reel-started life as a fishing magazine with a difference. From the beginning, founding editor John Merwin expressed a bold, maybe even reckless, willingness to step outside the hidebound hook-and-bullet mold and experiment a bit. Perhaps the most startling-and risky-thing

2003 Trout Bum Tournament Wrap Up

  • By: Jim Reilly

This year FR&R introduced some new elements to the Trout Bum Tournament. It was still a fish-filled bum-fest, but this year we decided to shake things up a bit and by adding a Solo-Angler category, as well as extending the field of contenders. Forest fires and heat were familiar themes throughout many

Cause And Effect

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

I'll occasionally see a reference to "overlining" or "underlining" a rod. What is the practical effect of casting a line one line-weight heavier than the rod is designated for? And what is the effect of casting a line one size smaller than the rod? The answer depends not only on the designated weights

The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Win this one-of-a-kind Ford Expedition AND and a fly-fishing trip... or one of 43 other exciting prizes