Hard Goods

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

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

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.

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

Sex and the Single Angler

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Topics: "How to determine a fly line's weight, tying a double-loop weed guard on a bass fly using Mason hard mono, advise on how to ""hook up"" with single female anglers."

The IFTD Show Round-Up

Topics: "Lazerline, Fly line, Sage Graphite IV SP, G. Loomis GL3, Orvis Power Matrix-10 Rods, sunglasses, Scientific Anglers Ultra 3 Fly Lines, Goldeneye Vest, Edgin Handy Clip Net Release"

"Kudos, Kudos, Kudos"

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Topics: "The Triangle Taper fly line, Regal Vise, Sunglasses, Leatherman, Sage Lite Line Rods" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "CJM Wood Products, j. Frederic Latour Co., Patagonia, Alpine West, Orvis, Partridge, U.S.A., Sage"