June 2007

June 2007

Secrets of the Guides

Two dozen ways to fish better this summer

Don Quixote de la Michigan

Chasing giant mayflies on the Rogue and Muskegon rivers

  • By: Chad Mason

Rack'em Up

Our equipment editor puts the pedal to the metal in a field test of automobile rod racks

  • By: Ted Leeson

Three Rivers

Brook trout and angling art in Labrador

  • By: John Gierach

Cortland Dyna-Tip LInes

Plus, A convenient strike indicator and a beefed-up saltwater line

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Lyons Launches Skyhorse Press

Tony Lyons, former president of The Lyons Press (and son of angling and book legend Nick Lyons) has once again entered the fly-fishing publishing fray. Lyons' new company, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., will publish titles on a variety of subjects including military history, conservation, nature and, of

$15,000 Fly Rod

Here's your chance to own a piece of history

Good News for the Penobscot River

The Bush administration has allocated $10 million to the Penobscot River Restoration Project to remove dams on Maine's Penobscot River that prevent Atlantic salmon migration. Specifically, the funds will be used to remove the Veazie and Great Works dams, and install a fish passage at the Howland dam,

Neoprene Makers Pay CalTrout

As a part of a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of neoprene materials, California Trout will receive a portion of the $3 million settlement. The lawsuit, filed in California state court, contended that the neoprene manufacturers conspired to fix the price of neoprene,

Prosek Joins Winston

FR&R contributing editor James Prosek has teamed up with the folks at Twin Bridges, Montana, and will work with Winston to further protect and conserve indigenous trout species around the world through the World Trout program. James also appears in a short film about the program filmed by Feltsoul

Cast from the Past

Once you get hooked on this hatch, you can't leave it alone. It's one of the most absorbing hatches we fish, and it can be the most rewarding or the most exasperating. Dick Pobst on the Hex hatch May/June 1985

Judge Finds for Public on The Little Juniata River

In a victory for public access advocates, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled that the Little Juniata River is a navigable waterway and open to the public for fishing and boating. The ruling puts to rest a long-simmering dispute between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the owners of the Spring Ridge Club,

Don't Forget

The 2007 Traver Writing Award

Androscoggin River

A smallmouth mecca in Maine

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Robbed by RAT's

You're losing more than money when you have to pay to fish public water

  • By: Ted Williams

Big Bugs

There's nothing like a hatch of huge insects to bring out the kid in a fly fisherman. For one thing, most of the larger bugs trout feed upon are around only in late spring and summer, the seasons we all associate with carefree playtime. But there's more to it than that. For instance, whenever you see

The Perfect Angler

We all fall short - but some fall shorter than others…

Streams of Consciousness

And a couple of "one-of-a-kind" books

  • By: Seth Norman

Of Redsides and Salmonflies

Oregon's Deschutes River comes alive with the giant stoneflies of late spring

  • By: Rob Lyon

The Mickey Finn

A classic streamer that still catches fish

  • By: A. K. Best

Tom Skerritt

When I go fishing I'd just as soon find the kind of quiet river where you're alone and then spend a lot of time reflecting and listening to the river.

  • By: Don Roberts

Reel Questions

Palming reels & setting drags; plus, what does it mean when a lake "turns over?"

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson