Topics: FR&R readers and web visitors give the Winston BL5 fly rod the nod for 2002 Readers' Choice Award
Topics: "The making of ""Coastal Fly Fishing with Ken Hanley and Friends""" Season: August
Topics: Fishing for silver salmon in Alaska Fish: "silver, king, chum. pinks, coho, sockeye salmon" Location(s): "Soldotna, Alaska" Water(s): Cook Inlet Flypattern(s): "Dirty Dawg, Single Egg, purple Egg-Sucking Leech, Dead Meat, pink deerhair floating mouse"
Topics: "Cocque de Leon rooster saddles, silicone waterproofing agents, powdered dissiccants, mass-produced preens--today's new tying materials have made it possible to improve on many favorite old fly patterns" Flypattern(s): "Adams, Female Adams, Quill Gordon, Biot Gordon/Hendrickson Dun, Light Hendrickson,
Topics: "Mangrove Gear Bag, Daiichi hooks, Cortland Micron Fly Line Backing and Sage RPLXi-5 fly rods receive Tackle Award nods while Band-Aids, Ziploc Bags and the Swiss Army Knife place 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the newly added FF&R Underappreciated Angler Aid category"
Topics: "Originally introduced in south Florida's manmade waters to control other non-native species, the butterfly peacock bass has flourished, providing some exciting suburban sport fishing opportunities" Fish: Butterfly peacock bass Location(s): South Florida State Sector: Miami-Dade and Broward counties
Topics: "Ted Turner's commitment and dedication to the protection or restoration of fish, flora and wildlife, and his willingness to put his money where is mouth makes him 2002 AOY." Fish: "rainbow, brown, brookie, westslope cutthroat, Yellowstone cutthroat trout-Montana; Rio Grand chubs, Rio Grande
Topics: "Aquafly fly box, ""Whiting 100's"" Fly Packs, Scott SupR-ply Fly Rods, Fishypete Eco-Bodies Hooks" Season: Christmas/New Year's
Fish: "Paris Flats bonefish, rainbow wrasse, golden travally, snapper" Location(s): Christmas Island Water(s): Pacific ocean Flypattern(s): Crazy Charlies
Topics: Dryfly fishing and fine accomodations at Idaho's South Fork Lodge Fish: "cutthroat, trout, beadheads" Location(s): Idaho Water(s): South Fork of the Snake River Flypattern(s): "Mojo, hoppers, beadhead dropper"
Topics: "Award-selection process and notice that, in future, will be known as ""The Fly Rod&Reel Awards"""
Topics: "Author joins a contingent of international anglers at the First International Bonefish Tournament at Cayo Largo, Cuba." Fish: "bonefish, permit, tarpon" Location(s): "Cayo Largo, Cuba" Water(s): Archipelago de los Canarreos
Topics: Forest Service efforts to increase bypass flow amounts in Western states meets scathing resistence from landowners and Congressional delegations. Fish: Greenback cutthroat trout Location(s): Colorado State Sector: Comanche Peaks Wilderness Area Water(s): La Poudre Pass Creek
Topics: "The Guide and the CEO (M. David Detweiler, Stackpole Books), Traver on Fishing: A Treasury of Great Essays and Yarns (Ed: Nick Lyons, The Lyons Press), Megalops: An Angler's Affair with Tarpon (Tosh Brown, Meadow Run Press), "
Topics: "More dubbing loops for fly bodies and hackles include The Spin-Dust Loop method, the Split-Thread Loop, the CDC hackle barbs method, the Furled Loop" Flypattern(s): The Spin-Dust Loop; the Split-Thread Loop; the CDC hackle barbs method; the Furled Loop Dealer/Manufacturer(s): Umpqua Feather
Topics: "Whether planned in advance, or spur of the moment--hitting it right a gamble"