January 2000

January 2000

Uni Products Uni-Thread

Topics: Uni-Products Uni-Thread

Redfish Gumbo

Topics: Shallow-water angling in Louisiana for redfish Fish: Redfish Location(s): South Louisiana

Scientific Anglers Mastery Lines

Topics: Scientific Anglers Mastery Lines

Name that Bug!

Topics: Using a net and magnifying loupe to deepen fly-selection skills

  • By: Dave Hughes

"Safe, Warm and Dry"

Topics: "Freightrain Katch&Release Cradle, Simms Power Stretch Guide Bib, Caddis Whisper DH300 float tube,"

  • By: Paul McGurren

The Better to See You With

Topics: "Vision aids for anglers; Magnifiers-Orvis Folding Magnifiers, Fisherman's Eyewear Flip&Focus Magnifying Readers, Orvis Full Lens Magnifier Clip-On, Flip Focal magnifiers, Donegan Optical Co. Flip-Up Binocular Magnifier, Wood River Guidelight Magnifier Case; Bifocals&More-Optyx 20/20, Dan Bailey

  • By: Ted Leeson

The Ross San Miguel

Topics: Ross San Miguel reel Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Diamondback Aeroflex, Gallatin Oynx series, Hardy Smuggler rods, Orvis Trident TL 865-7, Sage Graphite IV SP series, Scott Eclipse series, Scott SAS905/5, Scott G-series, Thomas&Thomas Vector series, Winston LT series, Winston BL5 series"

The 2000 Fly Rod & Reel Kudo Awards

Topics: Explanation of the Kudos awards

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

The Susquehanna Flats

Topics: Shallow-water striper fishing on the Chesapeake Bay Fish: Striped bass Water(s): Chesapeake Bay Flypattern(s): Grocery fly

  • By: Brad Burns

DeLorme Maps

Topics: DeLorme Maps

Spinners and Soft-Hackles

Topics: "comparisons and contrasts between a Partridge&Orange soft-hackle with a rabbit fur-thorax and the Heptagenia solitaria; includes a step by step tying chart,," Flypattern(s): "Partridge&Orange soft-hackle with a rabbit fur-thorax, Heptgenia solitaria"

  • By: Sylvester Nemes

Simms Guide Vest

Topics: Simms Guide Vest

  • By: Ted Leeson

Metz Hackle

Topics: Metz Hackle


Topics: "fishing New Zealand, Australia, Christmas Island" Location(s): "New Zealand, Australia, Christmas Island"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Mid-Atlantic States

Topics: Fishing the mid-Atlantic region of the United States Location(s): Mid-Atlantic United States

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Strings That Sing

Topics: Scientific Anglers Advanced Shooting Technology and Orvis Wonderline fly lines

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Learnin' the Ropes at a Fly-Fishing School

Topics: "L.L. Bean's two-day Introduction to Fly-Fishing Workshop, The Mel Krieger/Fly Shop Fishcamp, The Wulff School of Fly Fishing Instructors Course, Orivs Cape Cod Saltwater Fly Fishing School, Maggie Merriman's school"

2000 Angler of the Year: John Gierach

Topics: "John Gierach's life as fly-fisher, author, poet, friend, and Angler of the Year"

  • By: Ed Engle

The Crayfish Problem

Topics: "one of most important prey items for large brown trout in American freestone streams; details on life of crayfish (lifespan, lenght, etc.), the Ultimate Crayfish (how to tie), "

  • By: Paul Roberts

Fly-Tyer's Carry-All Folstaf

Topics: Fly-Tyer's Carry-All Folstaf Dealer/Manufacturer(s):

Achieving Accuracy

Topics: The accuracy power snap

  • By: Joan Salvatto Wulff

"Nick Lyons, The Seasonable Angler: Angler of the Year"

Topics: Nick Lyons life and contributions to fly fishing

  • By: Darrel Martin

Advise and Ignore

Topics: How the Army Corps of Engineers blows off the Fish and Wildlife Service

  • By: Ted Williams

Outrageously Distinctive

Topics: "Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress (James R. Babb, the Lyons Press), Water Marked: Journal of a Naked Fly Fisherman (Robert Lyon, Water Marked Press), A Sportsman's Life: How I Built Orvis By Mixing Business And Sport (Leigh Perkins, Atlantic Monthly Press), George Harvey: Memories, Patterns

  • By: Seth Norman

Collecting Peculiars

Topics: "various ""peculiar"" tying answers to tiers problems such as the Silver Lining, the Hidden Whip, the Whip-Finish Thread Extension, the Dubbing-Loop Lock, Tail Flare&Gathering Wraps, the Halford Wing, the Check-Rein Method, and the Bead-Head Solution"

  • By: Darrel Martin


Topics: "the art of inventing the truth, memory is flawed and fishermen know this better than anyone, fishermen hear what they want to hear, various stories on the authors observations on this topic"

  • By: John Gierach