January 2008

January 2008

The Far Side of Paradise


Chasing giant trevally in the Seychelles

  • By: Will Rice

Exploring the Other Tierra del Fuego


The 'Land of Fire' has a kinder, gentler side and some huge fish as well

The Enduring Allure of Snook


A beginners guid to theis exciting gamefish.

  • By: Norm Zeigler

Angler of the Year: Ted Leeson

Ted Leeson

A writer who captures the spirit of why we fly-fish.

  • By: Jim Babb

Time to Kill at the Holy Water


A Short Story

  • By: Michael Baughman

A Fish Bum, Again

Paul Guernsey

A dozen years spent mostly indoors might be about enough for this outdoorsman.

Patagonian Dream

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A once-in-a-lifetime trip along the Chilean coast

  • By: James Butler

Short Casts

Leaf Argotti in New Zealand

The winner of the Bob White reel contest, Fish Porn and more.

The Secret Life of Bugs

Plus, Lani Waller on steelhead and fly-fishing in war zones

  • By: Seth Norman

The 2008 Kudo Awards


Once again, it's the time of year when the staff of FR&R gets together with some of the magazine's contributors to select those pieces of gear that deserve to be recognized with a Kudo Award...

The Spent Cream Caddis

Stand out in the crowd.

  • By: A. K. Best

Winter Fuel

Firewood and fly-fishing

  • By: John Gierach

High Praise for Reading Issue


You selected some fine writing for this year's Traver Award winner and runners-up [November/December]. After reading them, I can see that my entry has some growing to do. Thanks for the surprise issue. It arrived yesterday and was devoured last night. I'm glad to see that the well was filled again. I

How much gear is too much?

Although it      s tempting to pack your vest with every conceivable piece of gear  moderation is the key to an organized and li

What to bring and what to leave; circle hooks and more

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Property Rights and Wrongs

Property-rights groups have opposed wild and scenic designations for rivers across the country.

Why anglers should worry about the property-rights movement