Winter

  • By: Jim Reilly
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In the back seat of my car my fly rod is still strung up with the big streamer I'd last used in October in a desperate, Hail Mary attempt to catch a smallmouth bass before winter's onset. It was cold, the wind was howling and I gave up after the time it takes to drink one beer. Now I'll settle into my

A Fish Bum, Again

Paul Guernsey

A dozen years spent mostly indoors might be about enough for this outdoorsman.

Editor's Notes

  • By: Paul Guernsey
Paul Guernsey

Just A Lovely Day

Taking a Bow

  • By: Paul Guernsey

What is the most important milestone in an angler's career? Most fly-fishers would probably tell you it's that usually awkward, always triumphant, moment when you hook and land your first fish on a fly. My own first fly-caught trout came from the Little Beaverkill, just upriver from Junction Pool in

Big Bugs

There's nothing like a hatch of huge insects to bring out the kid in a fly fisherman. For one thing, most of the larger bugs trout feed upon are around only in late spring and summer, the seasons we all associate with carefree playtime. But there's more to it than that. For instance, whenever you see