Highlights

Trails in the Clouds

  • By: Greg Thomas
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If I’m going to rot in hell some day it’s because I stuck a rock—at least a four-pounder—in a friend’s backpack just before he headed up a demanding trail into Montana’s Absaroka Mountains. Eleven hard miles in, while unloading his gear, he discovered my prank.

Three Rivers by Moon

  • By: Dave Karczynski
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“IS IT WEIRD GOING OUT IN THE DARK WITH PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW?”

overlooked

  • By: Zach Matthews
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Ask most anglers what equals summer fun for them, and they’ll answer, “Trout.” But what to do during a heatwave, or high water, or when your favorite stream gets hit hard by the angling hordes?

Practical and Useful

  • By: Dave Hughes
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A Few Tiny Flies, A Few Tiny Tactics
Be prepared when trout focus on diminutive insects.

Spirits

  • By: Chris Santella
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Personal History

  • By: George Cook
  • Photography by: George Cook
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jDeep in the blurry throws of engagement, I stepped out of a skiff on Alaska’s Nushagak River and said to my fiancée, Jen, “Yeah sweetie, you get first water all week long on this gig.”

Presentation

  • Photography by: Barry Beck
  • , Tosh Brown
  • , Zach Matthews
  • , Darcy Bacha
  • , Val Atkinson
  • and John Sherman
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Dogs are part of the fly-fishing landscape, and whether they are obedient or delinquent, cute and cuddly, or just hellhounds with a mouthful of teeth, they’re entertaining. And, as long as they aren’t swimming through a prime pool, and instead are waiting patiently on the bank with not a nail dipped in the drink, they make a day on the water that much better.

The Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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The goal of fly-fishing isn’t just to

Practical and Useful

  • By: David Hughes
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Four steps to consistently taking trout on dries.