Seasonal Purist

  • By: John Gierach

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."

Deep Into Shallow Water

  • By: Thomas Keer
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"I climbed aboard Wendy’s skiff and we headed out. Wendy’s been guiding at DWC for nearly 30 years, and he took me to a variety of flats all within a short run of the dock."

The Lunkers of Secret Creek

  • By: Maximilian Werner

"I knew I wasn’t the only angler to have overlooked this beautiful water when I couldn’t find a trail along the creek..."

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.

Scientific Anglers to Buy Ross

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

“The combination of the well-recognized Ross Reels brand products with 3M's Scientific Anglers branded fly fishing lines, reels, rods and accessories will allow 3M to better serve consumers and retailers in North America.”

McGuane's Favorite Fly

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

A Borcher Special–influenced Adams has a special place in the fly boxes of novelist and FR&R Angler of the Year Thomas McGuane

Glass Fish Forms

  • By: Bob White
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Kerry Transtrum makes fish that literally will light up your life. "Glass makes an extraordinarily strong statement,” he says.

Flies for the Wall

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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An Atlanta artist introduces a series of vintage trout flies—really big flies—as fine art. "I cannot imagine a more artful and engaging pastime than that of fly fishing,” says Lincoln Stone.

Redfish Can't Jump

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

A DVD that celebrates fly-fishing in the marshes of North Carolina for the "bronze ghost"—and cautions on ways in which faulty fisheries management is seriously imperiling this popular inshore species.