Soft Goods

R.L. Winston's Vapor Series Rods

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, a jacket from Simms; Cloudveil's vest & BossTin split-shot

The Kudo Awards

Kudos ('k(y)a-dos) [Greek kydos; akin to Greek akouein, to hear] award, honor; prestige Yes, "Kudos"... a word that makes anglers hunger for the finest fly tackle, for the true stories of great fly-fishers who are larger than life-and also for a certain chewy candy bar that is not half bad

A Pile of New Rods

  • By: Jim Reilly
  • , Ted Leeson
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, RIO's Nymph Line, Hollander's reel & two intriguing gadgets

Bats: Catch-and-Release

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, an all-around rod selection; and choosing wader styles

Hot Topics

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Heat damage; The high cost of fishing gear; Getting kids started

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

Maintenance Check

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Caring for reels, waders & fly lines

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

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

The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Win this one-of-a-kind Ford Expedition AND and a fly-fishing trip... or one of 43 other exciting prizes