June 2008

June 2008

Bass, Hornets & Good Endings

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Stinging memories trigger deeper remembrances.

  • By: Robin Carey

The Heartland's Hottest Hatches

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Plan your attack for seven months of the best bug action in the Midwest.

Spring Creek Stealth

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Tactical approaches on a hidden spring creek bring success.

  • By: Tom Keer
  • Photography by: Jim Levison

Editor's Notes

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I grew up on a lake in Central New York, Oneida Lake, known as one of the Northeast's top walleye waters. I took my share of that brand of perch-we always said "pike" in CNY, but walleyes are of the perch family, and calling them pike is similar lazy usage as saying that brookies are trout when

  • By: Joe Healy

Required Reading

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New adventures from a favorite fly-fishing penman

Dam Stupid

When it comes to the "new" Columbia/Snake salmon plan, the courts have had it with federal arrogance.

  • By: Ted Williams

EDITORS' PICK: Something's Fishy

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You will find success stories in this collection of the author's columns, mostly published in this magazine or in Audubon. Tales of recovery that give you hope: return of the East Coast stripers, "America's fish"...

  • By: Seth Norman

Biot Hendrickson

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I have taught this pattern in a number of fly-tying classes for my Eastern friends, and all agree-it's a killer.

Metal-flake Fly Rods

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What can the new tournament-ready bassin' rods do for us?

Front-and-Center Packs

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What you need to know before picking a fly-fishing chest pack.

  • By: Ted Leeson

Baja Roosterfish

Baja Fishing

On the Beaches of Baja

  • By: John Gierach

Letters

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Our readers write.

By Hand, or By Net?

Plus finding the right Spey-casting lines, and more weighty matters.

Angler Flotation Devices

A pontoon boat is stable  easy to maneuver and keeps the angler out of the water

Don't stand on shore and miss the action-launch out to the fish.

  • By: Beau Beasley