Hard Goods

Tap's Bug

  • By: Jim Bean
Wooly Bugger

A simple-to-tie, but deadly effective, bass bug. In fact, one of the best bass bugs ever designed.

The Trout Ring

  • By: Jeremie Hollman
Hooked up to an Elk River bull trout

An encounter with a bull trout leads to a disappointing midcurrent loss.

Two Rivers

  • By: BFFilson

An Iraq war veteran finds a bridge from the Euphrates to a local Massachusetts river. "In the corner of my eye I suddenly saw one of my vehicles go up in a huge ball of dust. A second later I heard and felt the blast from the I.E.D."

Staying on Top

  • By: Darrel Martin
Modern flotants include pastes  gels  liquids  powders  beads and fumes

Keep your flies floating where the fish want them by using today's flotants in the most effective ways.

Abel Benefit Reels

Abel s Tim Borski Reel

Abel puts reel design thought into helping out fly-fishing causes.

Required Reading

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New adventures from a favorite fly-fishing penman

By Hand, or By Net?

Plus finding the right Spey-casting lines, and more weighty matters.

New Gear

The Bauer Rogue is a useful and intelligent design from a company already notable for high quality large arbor reels

March 2008: Bauer's Rogue Reel, new tying vises and material

Simms G3 Waders, Filsons Mackinaw Jacket and More

G3 Guide Convertible Waders One of the smartest models in Simms' revamped line of waders is the G3 Guide Convertible, which is equally functional in both waist-high and chest-high configurations. Most waders of this type give priority to chest-high mode, with waist-high use an inconvenient afterthought that involves re-wiring your suspenders, fussing with your belt and fighting folds of excess fabric.