Bluegills are a great pick-me-up for the winter-weary trout angler
When spring runoff blows out the rivers, head to the rills of the meadows to find fish
When all else fails, a good pile of dirty bubbles can save your day
Our man turns his experienced eyes to flip focals and other optical aids for the aging angler
For many retired fly-fishers, a motor home and a drift boat are the key ingredients to a great lifestyle. Just add water.
- Photography by: Dusan Smetana
A portrait of the retired guide as a young man
Sure, this region boasts some of the world's best fly-fishing. But you better come prepared...
Since its successful debut a decade ago the Ant has continued to evolve
They're more about where you go than what you catch
Didymosphenia geminata is a microscopic alga currently causing headaches for biologists and anglers in two hemispheres. Often called "rock snot" for its slimy appearance and gooey consistency, didymo is an emerging problem that could have bad effects on trout rivers in both North America and New Zealand.
Every now and then a movie comes along that captures the imagination of a generation: Easy Rider, Top Gun, and Pulp Fiction, among other greats. Now add to that list Angling Exploration Group's debut film The Trout Bum Diaries, Volume I: Patagonia. A contemporary take on the fishing film by guys in their
FR&R Readers' Choice Award Do you have a pair of waders that kept you high and unfailingly dry even after a hard year of busting brush and crawling along streambanks on your knees? What about that amazing reel that refused to melt during a speed-of-sound run by an 180-pound tarpon? Maybe a rod that left
Fly-fishing lost one of its greatest teachers and advocates with the passing of André Puyans in October, 2005 [see Short Casts January/February 2006]. To commemorate André's life and work, his friend Rene Harrop has organized an effort to raise money for a memorial in honor of André
Remember the part in A River Runs Through It when Paul (Brad Pitt) and Norman (Craig Sheffer) took their dates to that speakeasy? Paul and his Native American girlfriend caused a scene on the dance floor and drew the ire of the crowd. In particular, their actions received an Oscar-worthy glare from a
As if FR&R conservation editor Ted Williams didn't have enough outlets through which to speak his mind, we've recently given him another--a Web log. The Ted Williams Conservation Connection ( www.flyrodreel.com/tedwilliams ) went live in January, and it's the place to go for conservation news and a heavy
Meadow streams aren't impossible, but they do present a challenge that should not be taken lightly, but accepted with the knowledge that within such tranquil habitats may lie frustrations. These frustrations will be your undoing if you get caught up in the drowsy mood such settings inspire. --John D.
In Colorado, an unmatched variety of private angling experiences
Country roads may 'take you home,' but logging roads ruin rivers
And fishing pressured water
Just in time for the first spring hatches...
This retired doctor knows a thing or two about records
Plus, breaking the sound barrier; and brown trout beauty marks
- By: Paul Guernsey
- and Buzz Bryson