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Traver Award

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Dave Karczynski

I grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where my brothers and I chased fish wherever they were found, from farm ponds to shipping canals and everywhere in between. When I was 10 my parents started taking the family north to Wisconsin’s Wolf River country, where we pursued white bass, pike and walleye. It was there that I developed a deep and abiding love for the water.

A Dream Fly-Fishing Address

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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FR&R's managing editor makes an offer: If you're ready to live the dream of life in Trout Central, he has just the house for you...Check out this Ennis, Montana, address...

Cover Coverage

  • By: Greg Thomas
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"We’ve used that partridge for so many years it solidifies the usefulness of that material in imitating Callibaetis spinners," says Rene' Harrop of the pattern on our Autumn 2010 cover.

A Little Brook Trout Adventure

  • By: Steve Culton
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"The woods were a full eight degrees cooler than civilization, which I appreciated because I had some walking to do. The air was alive with birds and insects..."

Help Youth Team USA

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Donate to the Youth Fly Fishing Team...Funding needed by the August 2010 World Championships...

Upgraded in 2010

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
Fly Rod & Reel March 2010

FR&R expands to 100 pages, printed on top-quality paper with a perfect-binding "spine" for keep-ability—–hallmarks in magazine value. Read the exclusive news here!

Rapid Healing

  • By: Friends of the Forest Lodge
  • and Fly Rod and Reel
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Maine-based Friends of Forest Lodge and Project Healing Waters helps veterans take to the Rapid River and experience healing through fly-fishing.

Thomas McGuane: FR&R'S Angler of the Year 2010

  • By: Nick Lyons
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Nick Lyons writes: "In Tom McGuane we have a different species of writer. He has loved fly-fishing for more than five decades, since he fished the rivers and small creeks of Michigan as a boy...and along with his great novels and stories and films has written, with dazzling skill, much about what he calls his “life in fishing.”

Winning Cane

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Major Chris Jeszenszky, U.S. Army, entered our online sweepstakes and won the 30th Anniversary Scott SC7105, 7-foot, 10-inch 5-weight bamboo fly rod. Sweet!

From Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales

  • By: Chris Santella
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EXCLUSIVE CHAPTER: Of Coffee Cans & Kiwis, as told by Jack Dennis. "Toward the end of the trip, we received a tip that there was a lake in the Esquel region that we couldn’t miss...."