Cast from the Past

"I saw myself through the eyes of these Nepalese fishermen who were out to catch their dinner. How unbelievable must be the first sight of an American fly-fisherman in his hat, vest and waders, always waving back and forth a rod that animates and directs a fluorescent line. From the land of Rambo comes

Lyons' Papers Head to MSU Library

In the world of fly-fishing literature and publishing, Nick Lyons is a legend. His company, The Lyons Press, was responsible for publishing some of the most important books on the sport, including The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide and Jerusalem Creek by Ted Leeson, among many others. To honor and preserve

Federation of Fly Fishers Lands Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus--legendary golfer and avid angler--has joined the Federation of Fly Fishers as its national spokesperson. Nicklaus (above, at left), who retired from the professional golf tour in 2005, is a passionate angler whose fishing adventures have taken him across much of the globe. "We are terribly

FR&R's Gratuitous Fish Porn File

Chad Evans, with a 31-inch brown trout he caught behind spawning king salmon in New York State This is a shot from our on-line gallery. To get the story and see more fish porn visit

Fly-fishing Podcasts

It's Tuesday; you're in the office staring at a spreadsheet. The weekend (and fishing) is too far away even to contemplate. You'd like to surf the Web for some fish porn but the boss is on your case, and images of fish and flies would certainly draw his attention. Solution: Download a fly-fishing podcast,

Reminder: FR&R Readers' Choice Award

Let your voice be heard! Do you have a favorite piece of gear remarkable for its quality, performance or longevity? Well, let us know. We are currently taking nominations for the 2007 FR&R Readers' Choice Award. The award is open to any item or piece of gear used while fly-fishing--vises, scissors, rods,

Fly-Fishing Loses An Innovator

We were saddened to learn that Dan Paradis, the founder and president of Loon Outdoors, passed away on March 22. Born in Minnesota in 1943, Dan received a degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and worked in the aerospace industry before founding Loon Outdoors. Based in Boise, Idaho, Loon

American Sportsman Curt Gowdy Dies

Legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy passed away on February 20 at the age of 86. Known to a generation of baseball fans as the "voice of the Red Sox," Gowdy spent 15 years delivering the play-by-play for Boston. But Gowdy is perhaps best known for the 20 years he spent as the host of ABC's The American

Did You Know?

Temperature Check Although these data can vary from population to population, here is a general field-guide reference to trout and water temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit). Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Survival: 33-72 Optimal: 55-65 Spawning: 40-55 Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) Survival: 33-78 Optimal:

Gary's Book Mailer Lives On

In this age of impersonal, monolithic Web sites from which you can order practically everything, it is nice to know that quirky, organic mail-order catalogs still have a place. The Book Mailer is one such publication. Currently marking its 24th year in business, The Book Mailer is not your average catalog.