March 2005

March 2005

The Traveling Angler

Fine cutthroat fishing on the Colorado-Wyoming border

  • By: Pat Case
  • and Helen Condict

A steelheading story with a happy ending

It seems to me that every time I try on an unfamiliar kind of fishing-a new species, new tackle or whatever-there are a few clumsy false starts, followed by the trip where I begin to get the hang of it. I can't say exactly what the hang of it consists of, although it's somewhere beyond just adequately

  • By: John Gierach

Duncan's Dreamtrip

The winner of FR&R's Angling Expedition Sweepstakes reports back from Quebec

  • By: Chuck Duncan

Wings and Things

Some thoughts on wings and wing-burners

  • By: Darrel Martin

Hairwing Streamers

One simple tying technique can be used to make a variety of different streamer patterns

  • By: Jack Pangburn

When Scuds Die

Death becomes this tiny crustacean-but there's a secret to getting the color right

  • By: Chad Mason

The Magic Of The Adams

A veteran angler rediscovers the very best of the good, old standbys

  • By: A. K. Best

(New) Tools of the Trade

Innovative tying tools for fewer headaches at the bench and more fish on the water

  • By: Ted Leeson

The Fire(power) Within

She said, "It's the quiet ones ya gotta watch out for." "She" was a (slightly) older woman and workmate of mine at the Connecticut factory where I spent four extremely educational years between high school and college, and she was instructing me about the type of man most likely to be a successful seducer

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Sharon Lance

The heroine of Colorado's Cheesman Canyon

  • By: Jack Sayers

Removing Dams (From Consideration)

How the feds plan to shirk the mission of a salmon recover

  • By: Ted Williams

Re-Discovering the Wool Fly

Get ready to pull the wool over the eyes of every trout you meet

  • By: David Rini
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

The Beck's Photography Handbook

Plus, a good Spey book, and rage on the river

  • By: Seth Norman

Early Brown Stonefly

The first time I happened on this hatch I tried to match it with some brown caddis patterns. It didn't work. A good number of trout came up to look at my fly, but decided it wasn't a little brown stonefly and wouldn't eat it. It took a few years of hatch chasing to finally come up with a pattern that

  • By: A. K. Best

Mark Few

Head Basketball Coach, Gonzaga University

  • By: Stephen Camelio

Airports and anglers; Do barbless hooks help?; Plus, Professor Buzz has homework for you...

A couple of years ago [March, 2002], John Gierach wrote a brief piece for FR&R about flying with fly-fishing gear in the wake of the terrorism-inspired safety precautions. At the time, Gierach-and the magazine-promised an update as soon as things became "clearer, and more uniform airport to airport and

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson