Travel

California Spring

  • By: Val Atkinson
  • Photography by: Val Atkinson
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California may be the promised land for many, including all those snowbirds who ride out winter in Palm Desert, and the yearlong sun seekers living large and scantily clad in SoCal, but eastern and northern California feel a lot like the rest of the country during winter, which makes spring a blessing when it arrives.

Yukon

  • By: Greg Thomas
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas
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and a sun that never sets.

Two men, one boat, no schedule,

Way Out

in the Yukon

by Greg Thomas

photographs by the author

Traveling Angler

  • By: Will Rice
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Losing a passport in Latin America’s murder capital.

Trails To Glory

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  • Photography by: Brian O'Keefe
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Seven hundred lakes beckon anglers from the Washington Cascades Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Some of the best, like UpperWildcat Lake, can be accessed off of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, which is located just an hour east of Seattle.

Trails To Glory

  • By: Dave McCoy
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Washington is home to the magnificent Pacific steelhead and five species of salmon that have brought anglers to the Evergreen State for more than 100 years. All the famous anglers, from Roderick Haig-Brown to Steve Raymond to Enos Bradner, et al., have thrown lines here trying to raise those massive steelhead and salmon to flies.

Trails To Glory

  • By: Michael Salomone
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Gore Canyon

Colorado

by Michael Salomone

Trails To Glory

  • By: Greg Vinci
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Owens Gorge

Northern California

by Greg Vinci

 

Trails To Glory

  • By: Jeff Erickson
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Northeast Yellowstone

Wyoming

By Jeff Erickson

Seychelles

  • By: April Vokey
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There are many ways in which I relax. Admittedly,fishing is not one of them. In fact, it is not at all the appeal of “ease” that draws me to the sport. Truth betold, since the day I was born I have needed adventure to flush my cheeks and sparkle my eyes. I have needed the uncertainty of what’s around the corner to spark my interest, and it just so happens that in fishing, there are a lot of those corners.

Reopening Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

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p>In a long list of best places to fish, Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula—and the opportunity it provides for adventure and giant rainbow trout—sits at or near the top for most fly fishers. And photographer Valentine Atkinson is no different: On a recent journey to Kamchatka he wrecked a camera body, a lens, a pair of sunglasses and two fly rods, and he was pitched out of a raft while he was at it. He set up his tent at night, took it down in the morning, ate mostly sustenance fare of canned corn beef hash and homemade borscht, and saw enough grizzly bears to keep one ear open at night. Despite those challenges Atkinson says it was one of the best trips he’s ever taken (he’s fished 30 countries), and his companions on the adventure, to a man, said it was the best fly-fishing for rainbow trout they’d ever experienced, times 10.