Highlights

WEB BONUS: More on Yvon Chouinard

  • By: Paul Bruun
Surf Casting

Recently returned from the Gaula in Norway, Yvon Chouinard bucked the trend of using the giant tube flies and enjoyed great Atlantic salmon success with small Eastern Canadian patterns. "We landed some fine 20-pounders and turned them all loose," he reported, despite the tendency in many countries to keep large Atlantic salmon.

2009 Angler of the Year

  • By: Paul Bruun
Angler of the Year

The laughter, resonant with enthusiasm, is penetrating... even from across the river. The man is having a good time but who doesn't when they're catching fish? It's obvious from a glance at this behavior that size is unimportant: Nine-inchers elicit the same commotion as do fish twice that length. These trout are special in another way. They're rising in a run beside an island in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP), where more than 30 years ago the man taught his own son and daughter to fish with a fly rod and a tiny piece of worm.

Letters

July 2008

I enjoyed reading about my old home waters. I lived within 50 miles of Glacier National Park for 27 years.

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.

A Fly Fisherman Named Red

  • By: Anthony F. Genovese
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A special Father's Day tribute from one fly-fisherman to his mentor, his teacher... his father.

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."

Hunting Huge Pike

  • By: Jim Reilly

in northern Saskatchewan

The Perfect Angler

We all fall short - but some fall shorter than others…

No Guide Left Behind

  • By: Jim Reilly

Surviving a week at fishing-guide boot camp

Bluefin Summer

  • By: Ted Williams

Will we live to see another tuna invasion like this?