Highlights

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

Bristol Bay, By Beaver

  • By: Paul Guernsey

'Commuter' fishing in Alaska's Southwestern wilderness

California's Hot Creek

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Fly-fishing America's only 'dryfly only' stream

Washington's Rocky Ford Creek

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Sometimes a large fish will be so completely cooperative that catching it almost seems like some sort of shameful accident. My first big Rocky Ford rainbow was like that. Without moving anything but its jaw, the four- or five-pounder sitting a mere rod's length upstream of me took my size 14 nymph into

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