Back in 1979, FR&R-then Rod And Reel-started life as a fishing magazine with a difference. From the beginning, founding editor John Merwin expressed a bold, maybe even reckless, willingness to step outside the hidebound hook-and-bullet mold and experiment a bit. Perhaps the most startling-and risky-thing
The latest in Bauer reels, Winston rods... and a Loon Outdoors cornucopia
Angling for striped bass in the rivers and bays of the Left Coast
Fishing for prairie lake largemouths
Eight top rod designers discuss flyrod action
My spring, 1979 semester at the University of Arizona was like a country song: filled with little but hard work, heartache and hangovers, and I couldn't wait to get the hell out of Tucson. Almost as soon as I'd finished my last final exam, I packed my pickup truck and headed for Alaska. Along the way
Angling on the saltwater flats of Long Island Sound
... Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the lamprey
Plus, striped bass 'On The Run,' and two books by Stephen Bodio
Guess Who Won The Biggest Prize In The History Of Fly-Fishing?
1985 Art Flick It is no small wonder why FR&R (just R&R back then) chose Art Flick as the very first Angler of the Year. Few anglers before or since have influenced fly-fishing as much as Art Flick. He is best known for two monumental books that marked the advent of a new period of American fly-fishing.
Tying A.K.'s Quill Body RS 2
Plus, rod "tracking" and "tip-bounce" defined; A brief history of catch-and-release
- By: Paul Guernsey
- and Buzz Bryson