• By: Zach Matthews
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Many outdoor product companies have a great origin story. Patagonia and The North Face (and eventually Black Diamond and ESPRIT) famously had their corporate nascence in a single 1968 climbing expedition to Mount Fitz Roy, on the Chilean/Argentine border.


  • Photography by: Jim Klug

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Writers, To Your Keyboards!

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
Traver Awards

The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award is once again open for entries. Send your work of fiction or non-fiction by the June 1, 2015 deadline to: Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, PO Box 370, Camden, ME 04843.

Jeff Ching

  • By: Greg Vinci
  • Photography by: Greg Vinci

To be a successful bum, and to be recognized for it, is something anyone with testosterone running through his veins should admire.

Butler’s Bucket List

  • By: Jim_Butler

New Zealand
North Island, South Island . . . Who Cares?
On my first (and so far only) visit to this land of jaw-dropping browns and rainbows, each day I caught at least one trout that was bigger than any I had ever landed before the trip. I can’t hope to repeat that, but I’d sure like to try.