This year, FR&R honors one of its own, Conservation editor Ted Williams, as the 2004 Angler of the Year. We can think of no one more deserving of the AOY Award; quite simply, we believe Ted to be America's finest and most courageous conservation writer, and we feel extremely lucky to have him on our
It started the way many fly-fishing trips do, a little vague and forbidding, but loaded with possibility. A friend described a place where large westslope cutthroat trout to 20 inches and bull trout to 20 pounds could be found-a remote British Columbia stream that required a challenging hike through
Fishing for Albacore with Ted Williams, FR&R's 2003 Angler of the Year.
Here are a few of our favorite items from the most recent fly-fishing trade show
- By: Darrel Martin
- , Buzz Bryson
- and Ted Leeson
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Remember the catchy tune with the lyrics"sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug?" Well, think of Rain-X, the product that makes water (and bugs) roll off your windshield. Perhaps it was some country singer on a Harley who put these two ideas together to waterproof his sunglasses,
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Pursuing one of the world's most elusive game fish
Gulf Coast drum come in two colors...
Once again, RIO understands the Spey line.
The growing popularity of two-handed fly rods.
Fishing in central Florida's Saltwater Wilderness.
Smooth casting with a level sinking head.
I grew up as a deprived youngster-although I was scarcely aware of it at the time, and it left no permanent scars. By deprived I mean that my fishing life consisted entirely of catching brook trout on worms, dunking crayfish for smallmouth bass and twirling minnows in the tidal current for snapper blues.
Focused flats angling in southern Belize
Nothing like this has ever been attempted anywhere.
Plus, a John Holt novel, and stories by Scott Waldie.
The preferred food of finicky fish
I'll occasionally see a reference to "overlining" or "underlining" a rod. What is the practical effect of casting a line one line-weight heavier than the rod is designated for? And what is the effect of casting a line one size smaller than the rod? The answer depends not only on the designated weights
- By: Paul Guernsey
- and Buzz Bryson