The Gift of Print

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Two new titles from Fly Rod & Reel Books, plus selections from our Online Book Store, are ready-to-go gifts for fly-fishers.

The Life of Eels

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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From NPR.org: "In his new book Eels, writer James Prosek describes the life history and cultural significance of this slimy, snake-like and often misunderstood fish, introducing the reader to an eel fisherman on the Delaware River and to the myths of the Maori of New Zealand along the way."

Spring Bonus: The Living Flies of Kelly Galloup

  • By: Greg Thomas
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In the Spring 2010 issue of Fly Rod & Reel, Montana-based streamer maniac Kelly Galloup talks about the designs of his living streamer flies (the Sex Dungeon is seen here):

Spreading Tenkara

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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San Francisco’s Daniel Galhardo is the country’s leading proponent of tenkara. "Tenkara is a form of fly-fishing that originated in the mountain streams of Japan. It has a very long history. Some speculate that it goes back at least some 400 years. Tenkara was practiced by professional anglers in the mountain villages of Japan."

Russell Blessing Remembered

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The originator of arguably the most popular fly in use today, with a special tribute by his son. "So many stories, so many memories, and I was blessed to spend them with who I believe is one of the greatest fly fisherman to fish the waters of Pennsylvania, Russell Blessing."

Atlantic Salmon Federation Award

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has honored the organization’s VP of Research and Environment, Dr. Fred Whoriskey.

Gathering of the Tying Tribe

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The International Fly Tying Symposium convenes this weekend in Somerset, New Jersey. Turn out to learn more about tying and to meet some of the world's top artists at the vise…

Patagonia North

  • By: Jerry Gibbs
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Touring Chilean Patagonia's trout-saturated Aysen region. “Okay, you’ve heard the hype—every fish in the river’s rising when the hoppers are on; but it’s true. And the number of fish you’ll catch is, well, obscene."

Reeling on the Alta

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Fishing the world’s most famous Atlantic salmon river the first time is an awe-inspiring experience. On any given cast, you have the chance to tighten up on a 40 pound (or greater!) salmon—a “life fish” for almost anyone. Fighting and landing a large fish on the Alta is a great accomplishment, one the lucky angler may never forget…especially if you manage this task without a reel!

A Dream Fly-Fishing Address

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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FR&R's managing editor makes an offer: If you're ready to live the dream of life in Trout Central, he has just the house for you...Check out this Ennis, Montana, address...