June 2009

June 2009


No crisis Confronting America's fish and wildlife is more pressing and more fixable than the emasculation of the Clean Water Act. In neutering this landmark legislation, the Bush administration twisted two bizarre Supreme Court decisions into enforcement "guidance" that rendered "isolated" wetlands, headwaters, vernal pools, intermittent streams and ephemeral streams - which, together, comprise at least 60 percent of the nation's waters - unprotected.

  • By: Ted Williams

Short Casts

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Hawaiian bonefish, a sunglass-maker gets serious about the fly-fishing market,

  • By: admin

Reader Letters

Our readers write.

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Full-Tilt Tying


Our exclusive field test of the latest in rotary fly-tying vises...

  • By: Ted Leeson

10-Minute Ties

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A. K. shares the goods on tying a killer green drake pattern.

  • By: A. K. Best

Angler's Journal


Returning home to catch sea-run cutthroat trout in Puget Sound...

  • By: Greg Thomas

Welcome Note

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Taking some lessons from golf...

  • By: Joe Healy

The Approach

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Stealthy tactics will ensure more hookups with larger trout this summer. You just have to watch your...approach.

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer

Salt Water

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Two must-have fly patterns for your saltwater fishing.

  • By: Chico Fernandez

June New Gear


Fly Rod & Reel reviews fly boxes, waders and more…

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Ask FR&R

Q: Invariably, I seem to get cold feet when fishing for trout. Is there some trick to keeping your feet warm while “standing in the stream, waving a stick?”

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Sporting Life

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Atlantic Salmon fishing in New Brunswick...

  • By: John Gierach

Total Belize


A lodge by lodge roundup of the best places in Belize for fly-fishers to experience the flats

  • By: Jim Klug