April 2005

April 2005

Fishing in Geirach & A.K. Country

There's a lot I admire about America's best-known pair of fly-fishing buddies, FR&R editor-at-large John Gierach and contributing editor A.K. Best. But the thing I find most admirable about John and A.K. is that, even if neither of these two Midwestern transplants to Colorado had ever published a word,

  • By: Paul Guernsey


There's a reason they're named for a medieval military weapon

  • By: John Gierach

2004 Trout Bum Tournament Wrap Up

For the 2004 Cabela's/FR&R Trout Bum Tournament, Presented by Ford, we decided to do things a little differently than in Tournaments past. The basic concept remained the same-we gave each team $500 to fulfill every angler's dream (getting paid to fish for at least 10 days) and required them to submit

  • By: Jim Reilly

Fly-Fishing Motana's Small Creeks

Beat the crowds and the picky fish on these little waters

  • By: Jeff Erickson

Loomis' StreamDance GLX Rod

... and Orvis Buzz Off Clothing

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

LED's For Your Heads

A look at lights for fishing at night

  • By: Ted Leeson

John and A.K.

Every so often, A.K. Best runs into somebody who is surprised to discover that he is an actual, walking-and-breathing human being-one who creates trout flies and smokes little cigars, no less. "I thought John Gierach made you up!" they'll tell him. I think there are a number of things that account for

  • By: Paul Guernsey

The Blue Winged Olive

Bed, breakfast and spring-creek fishing in Livingston, Montana

  • By: Chris Santella

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses?

Only if we want the power to influence fisheries management

  • By: Ted Williams

Into The Arms Of Twilight

Night Fishing: Nothing stirs the imagination quite so well as a dose of darkness

  • By: Trevor Paul Roberson

Tapply's Gone Fishin'

Plus, Alaskan angling; and a guide to coastal cutthroats

  • By: Seth Norman

The Red Quill Spinner

Here's one pattern that will imitate a variety of mayfly species

  • By: A. K. Best

Greg Brown

'There's a similarity between bamboo rods and acoustic guitars'

  • By: John Gierach

The Learning Curve

Fishing skills: How to get good FAST; proper split-shot placement

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson