Otters, Wolves and the Human Problem

  • By: Maximilian Werner
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The river was frozen at its edges and globs of slush floated by in the fast, black water. On the far side, in the slow water, the heads of two muskrats emerged for a couple of seconds and then disappeared.

Return to Henry's Fork

  • By: Greg Thomas
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas

Where the rejuvenated fishing on this classic trout river is far better than you might have heard.

WEB BONUS: More on Belize

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

From our "Traveling Angler" report in the Autumn 2010 issue. "We were poling down the edge of a mangrove-lined shoreline that fell off onto a sandy shelf on the flats of Turneffe Flats."

On the Nushagak

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas

Travel advice is you book a trip to The Nushagak, Bristol Bay, Alaska

Trip-Planning 2010

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The low-down on trip planning to Mexico, the Bahamas and New Zealand from now through autumn and the holiday season.

Rapids Camp Lodge

  • By: Greg Thomas

Rapids Camp rests on the bank of the Naknek River, just a 15-minute drive from the King Salmon airport. It’s not the only game in town—there are quality fishing lodges sprinkled around southwest Alaska—but what separates Rapids from the other camps is it allows guests to create their angling agendas, versus being held to strict outlines.

Up On Crystal Creek

  • By: Jeremy Hatch
  • and A. K. Best

"In 2006, Crystal Creek Lodge moved from their previous location of 18 years near Dillingham to a new home near the base of the Alaskan Peninsula, just outside of King Salmon next to Katmai National Park."

Fly fishing in the Northwest Territories

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
Fly fishing in the northwest territories.

"Arctic char can be found in rivers along the north coast of the Northwest Territories and on the Arctic islands. Char are feisty fighters and commonly range in size from 5 to 7 lbs, although fish weighing 15 lbs are common in some NWT rivers..."

Hell or High Water

  • By: Maximilian Werner
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Anyone who understands the importance of water here in the West knows that the more we get, the better. But this general truth is easy to overlook: For many anglers, all that water typically means delaying spring fishing or at least seriously undermining one’s ability to catch trout.

Relax on the Ruby

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

"As spring progresses we look forward to the Mothers Day caddis hatch, followed by Golden Stones and then the famed Salmon fly hatch. The awesome thing about salmonflies is that you can start fishing them in May and follow them until mid- to late July depending upon the water you are fishing.