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...

Teaching Traditions

  • By: Joe Healy
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About 200 students learned the fundamentals of fly-fishing this past spring through FR&R's Fly-Fishing in Schools program...a gratifying teaching experience and a reminder that fly-fishing is too much fun not to share...

Letter From Mongolia

  • By: Peter Fong
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Fishing for the all-time heavyweight trout cousin, the taimen…"It attacked like a crocodile, the water pushing up and over its head in a standing wave."

Seasonal Purist

  • By: John Gierach
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GET YOUR GIERACH HERE...This bonus "Sporting Life" column anchors our 2010 Digital Trout Annual. "In the kind of chilly, low-ceilinged weather that’s thought to be best for hatches, this trip also involves driving the narrow canyon road up into the sensory deprivation of the cloud cover."