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If You See a Chance, Take It


jSOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE luck. And if you were Amy Trina on March 30, you definitely had it. That’s because she was fishing Abergris Caye out of San Pedro, Belize when she hooked into a fish that some anglers spend a lifetime trying, often unsuccessfully, to catch.

Traver Award


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

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

"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

"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

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: Fly Rod and Reel
  • and Friends of the Forest Lodge

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

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

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!