Health & Safety

  • By: Michael Gracie
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Drinking water and hydration supplements means you’ll spend more time casting.

Personal History

  • By: Seth Norman
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True to Type

Should you judge a fly caster by his cover?

Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Rick Harrington
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His landscapes, particularly those with reflected light, create in me the sensation of remembering a dream from which I’ve just awoken. Only the visceral, most essential elements remain, and the extraneous details, which often clutter and confuse, retreat with the dawn. What remains is an impression of the dream, and a record of the memory.

Short Casts

  • By: Adrienne Comeau
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Intruders for Steel Tying creativity for its own sake. jThe first time I fly-fished FOR STEELHEAD WAS on a warm February day on a small stream just outside Vancouver, British Columbia. Although I was happy just to have a cast turn over and to shoot some line, my fishing buddy landed two hot, chrome, wild winter fish.

Short Casts

  • By: Nadia White
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The cinnamon sow flipped rocks with a laconic, long-clawed paw, moving slowly through her options like a teenage boy vaguely disappointed with the contents of the refrigerator. Her year-old cub wandered in her path, picking up leftovers.

Short Casts

  • By: Tom Montgomery
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New Bear Safety And Conflict Tactics.

Treadwell didn’t listen. You should.

by Tom Smith

 

An Angle On Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Becca Schlaff
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Becca Schlaff’s Tributes to the Colors of Fish

 

Guide Flies

  • By: Brian Chan
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Tying a Fair Damsel

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The challenges facing native fish aren’t limited to a single watershed, species or geography, or to salt or fresh water—they are global. Overfishing, introduction of invasive species, destruction of habitat and spawning grounds, man-made pollution and general lack of data are universal factors that endanger native fish, whether they are wild cutthroat in the Rockies, bonefish in the Florida Keys, permit off the Yucatan Peninsula . . . or even Slovenia’s softmouth trout.

guide flies

  • By: Kelly Galloup
  • Photography by: Louis Cahill
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The first time I took a fly pattern to a manufacturer was back in 1980, and since then I’ve submitted many, many more. For me it was a relatively easy process because there were very few people submitting new patterns at that time; now, as an established fly designer (and a shop owner for more than 30 years) it’s even less of a chore.