There's a lot I admire about America's best-known pair of fly-fishing buddies, FR&R editor-at-large John Gierach and contributing editor A.K. Best. But the thing I find most admirable about John and A.K. is that, even if neither of these two Midwestern transplants to Colorado had ever published a word,
Re-Discovering the Wool Fly
- Photography by: Richard Procopio
Get ready to pull the wool over the eyes of every trout you meet
Bristol Bay, By Beaver
'Commuter' fishing in Alaska's Southwestern wilderness
California's Hot Creek
Fly-fishing America's only 'dryfly only' stream
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
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
Guess Who Won The Biggest Prize In The History Of Fly-Fishing?
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
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Win the Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle... and drive it to your choice of three incomparable angling adventures!