Personal History

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer
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jA PRIME NOTION OF TROUT FISHING has long been its supposed “arc of development.” In essential form, this begins with wanting to catch the most fish, morphs into pursuit of the largest, and concludes with a sole interest in a river’s most challenging specimens.

Guide Flies

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Forget what Bogart said. Crush trout this spring with Chan’s deadly micro-leeches.

New Media

  • By: Will Rice
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Waypoints
2013; Confluence Films; www.confluencefilms.com
86 min.; $29.95

The crew at Confluence Films doesn’t necessarily have all the money or time in the world, but they do get to ask the question we’d all like to ask: Where would we fish if we could fish anywhere, any time?

Calling All Fly Tiers

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Think you’re a great fly designer? Want the opportunity to see your flies sold in fly shops all over the country?
Spirit River (in conjunction with Fly Rod & Reel) is putting out a casting call to ambitious tiers. This is your chance to become the next Spirit River Contract Tier.

An Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
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I’M FASCINATED BY SCULPTURE, particularly when it’s constructed in a medium in which I have little working experience. So it’s no wonder that I’m intrigued by the whimsical and expressive fish studies of sculptor Joel Nelson.