November 2004

November 2004

Baby, It's Cold Outside

How to dress for winter angling

  • By: Ted Leeson

The Surrender

On an Austrian trout stream, a separate peace

  • By: Bil Monan


Returning to a Blue-Water Fishing Paradise

Yankee Angling

The Top 10 New England Trout Rivers

  • By: Tom Fuller

The 2004 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Fiction Award

The winner of this year's Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Fiction Award is Bil Monan, for his story, The Surrender. Monan's piece was chosen from among more than 120 short stories submitted in fly-fishing's most prestigious writing contest. Monan-our eighth Fiction Award winner since 1995-lives in Virginia

Sage and Redington Rods

Plus Ross' Evolution Reel, Rods by Route 37 and SA's L2L Connector

  • By: Buzz Bryson

California's Hot Creek

Fly-fishing America's only 'dryfly only' stream

  • By: Paul Guernsey


The agony and ecstasy of fishing in winter

  • By: John Gierach

Veteran's Day

A couple of months ago, as my kids and I were passing through Connecticut on our way home from a family trip, I got the urge to visit the place where, some 38 years ago, I caught my first trout. My first three trout actually-all native brookies, and all taken from a small pool in the same tea-color brook

  • By: Paul Guernsey

One Man's New Zealand

How to do the North Island on the cheap

  • By: George Nikitin

Jim Terrett

From Massachusetts, A Real American Hero

  • By: Edward Bauchiero

Salmon Shell Game

Suddenly the feds can't tell wild salmonids from obese, stump-finned hatchery clones

  • By: Ted Williams

The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

Plus, limited edition 'Shad,' and the history of fly lines

  • By: Seth Norman

Quill Body Midge Emerger

A versatile and easy early season fly

  • By: A. K. Best

Gary Anderson

The NFL's all-time leading scorer talks about performing under pressure

  • By: Stephen Camelio

The Fly(fish)ing Nun

Who wrote the first angling book?; When floating lines sink

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson