April 2002

April 2002

Chasing Steelhead on Oregon's Grande Ronde River

Topics: "It's taken two-thirds of a lifetime, but the author finally gets his steelhead" Fish: Steelhead Location(s): Oregon Water(s): Grand Ronde River Flypattern(s): "Purple Peril, Silver Hilton, Green Butt Skunk, Krystal Bullet, Moose Turd"

  • By: Ed Lawrence

Coney Island Whitefish

Topics: The author finds that New York Harbor offers some of the best saltwater sportfishing in the country Fish: "striped bass, bluefish" Location(s): New York Harbor State Sector: "Brooklyn, NY" Water(s): Atlantic Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Freestone Flies, Anglers Sports Group, Spirit River, Seven Springs

  • By: Monte Burke

A Pair of Premium Rods

Topics: "Thomas&Thomas Large Arbor reel, Powell Tiboron rods, Orvis T3 rods, Metz fly-tying kits, new Scientific Anglers fly lines" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): Purple Peril and Silver Hilton from Umpqua Feather Merchants

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Battling Big Fish

Topics: Extreme saltwater fly-fishing is the most thrilling thing around--if you are mentally and pshyically prepared for it. Fish: Bluefin tuna Location(s): "Cape Hatteras, NC" State Sector: Outer Banks Water(s): Atlantic

The Illustrated Double Haul

Topics: "Learning the double haul--an expanded excerpt from ""The Essence of Flycasting"""

  • By: Mel Krieger

English Chalk streams

Topics: "Neither exclusive nor expenisve, chalkstream angling for the average bloke" Fish: "wild trout, brown trout" Location(s): England State Sector: Dorset Water(s): "River Frome, River Piddle" Flypattern(s): "Grey Wulff, Olive pattern, Blue-Wing Olive, Iron Blue, Pale Watery, Hare's Ear and Pheasant

  • By: Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Wilson's Camp

Topics: Salmon and hospitality at Wilson's Sporting Camps on New Brunswick's Miramichi River Fish: Atlantic salmon Location(s): "New Brunswick, Canada" Water(s): Miramichi River

  • By: Matthew Mayo

Dam Removal

Topics: Dam removal as a conservation method

  • By: Ted Williams

Leech Patterns Part II

Topics: "The Bunny, Bloody and Llama leech, " Flypattern(s): "Bunny, Bloody and Llama leech"

  • By: Darrel Martin

Fighting Progress

Topics: "Newer, better, stronger, faster... maybe, maybe not; fishermen tend to be sentimental about their gear" Season: Spring and fall

  • By: John Gierach

Got Questions?

Topics: "Questions include enlightenment on when is it useful to use fluorocarbon leaders and tippets, why do heavier line-weight rods seem to load and cast similarly to lighter ones and when writers/editors go on a fishing trip, who pays? "

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson