Good News for the Penobscot River

The Bush administration has allocated $10 million to the Penobscot River Restoration Project to remove dams on Maine's Penobscot River that prevent Atlantic salmon migration. Specifically, the funds will be used to remove the Veazie and Great Works dams, and install a fish passage at the Howland dam,

Lyons Launches Skyhorse Press

Tony Lyons, former president of The Lyons Press (and son of angling and book legend Nick Lyons) has once again entered the fly-fishing publishing fray. Lyons' new company, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., will publish titles on a variety of subjects including military history, conservation, nature and, of

Feeding The System

Chris Tompkins likes dead fish. For the past four years he's spent every other autumn weekend loading his truck with a putrid soup of dead, decaying fish. Chris, whose day job is working as a research scientist, drives this nauseating load into the Cascade Mountains in Washington State from which the

'08 Readers' Choice Award

Let your voice be heard: We're currently accepting nominations for the 2008 FR&R Readers' Choice Award. If you have used a piece of gear that rises above the rest, we want to hear about it. The field is open to anything: rods, waders, reels, tippets, boats, boots--you name it. You can submit nominations

Cast from the Past

Simply put, the best way to catch smallmouth in rivers is to cover as much water as possible, so wade or float downstream, giving each likely spot a few casts. Tom Rosenbauer April 1987

Damning Patagonia

In the remote Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia a multinational energy company is pursuing plans to build six dams on two rivers that would irreparably damage the natural beauty, and untapped fishing potential, of the region. Endesa, the company behind the development, seeks to build four dams on the

The 2008 Traver Award

Do you have a fly-fishing essay or short story that has been burning a hole in your desk drawer or hard drive? Well here is your chance to get it read by professionals and possibly published in FR&R. The deadline for the 2007 Robert Traver Fly-fishing Writing Award is fast approaching, and we are anticipating

Scott's Bamboo Rods

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Scott's new SC rod series reflects the steady, if not growing, interest in the art and craft of cane rods. Scott has teamed with Bernard Ramanauskas, who at a relatively young age has already become an established name in the cane rod community. Ramanauskas and Scott are making a series of three two-piece

Out of the Ashes: Giant Rainbows

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force of 350 megatons of dynamite. The blast denuded 230 square miles of forest and sent 1.4 billion cubic yards of ash 15 miles into the sky. To say that the eruption was cataclysmic would be an understatement. Right in the path of the ash cloud and

Hardy Old School Prints

This is one of the coolest things to come across our desk in a while. Hardy went deep into its archives to create a limited-edition set of prints that reproduce covers from the English tackle company's catalogs from 1894 to 1956. The images hearken back to the days of tweed, cane rods and gut tippets