The Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White

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.


  • By: Stephen Camelio

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jJudging by his Twitter feud WITH Kanye West or his supposed love affair with Ben Affleck, everything seems to be a joking matter for Jimmy Kimmel. But underneath that crooked smile and snarky laugh is a serious guy.

Personal History

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer

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.


  • Photography by: Jeff Edvalds

Photographer: Jeff Edvalds

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach

Marginal conditions can bring their own reward.
A FRIEND CALLED FROM TEXAS. HE WAS standing at the crest of a hill where he’d walked with his second cup of morning coffee to get a cell signal. He’d driven down there from his place in western Colorado to deliver some

Practical and Useful

  • By: Dave Hughes

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Preparing for the vast majority of hatches you’ll encounter on trout streams is remarkably simple.

2013 Robert Traver Fly-Fishin Writing Award

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
  • Photography by: Becca Schlaff

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Rich Chiappone is the author of Opening Days: A Fly Fisherman Writes, published by Barclay Creek Press.


  • By: Kirk Deeter
  • Photography by: Tim Romano

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Is he the greatest guide in the world?

By Kirk Deeter

Spirits Rise

  • By: Tom Keer
  • Photography by: Emily Lilienthal

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j It comes as no surprise