Too Hot for Trout

  • By: Jim Reilly

It's been real hot and dry the past few weeks here in Midcoast Maine. The rivers are extremely low which means trout fishing is out of the picture until we get some good rain. However, a guy's got to fish, right? So on Saturday I went to a nearby pond with the intention to catch some big bass. Instead, I caught a mini-pike, aka a chain pickerel. I'd say it weighed about 2.5- to 3 pounds measured around inches.

Agreement Made on Catskills Development

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

A hotel-casino development in the Catskills looks like it is going ahead.

Whoops. Wrong Trout

Colorado gives new meaning to cutthroat for greenbacks.

State of the Salmon

This is a really cool Web site from a really cool organization.


Generation Gap Our 'Generation Gap' essays in June provoked discussion concerning whether an angler could or should be judged by his age, his equipment, clothes--or lack thereof-- or choice of beverage. To add your comments, visit . Regarding the "Does Fly-Fishing Have a Generation Gap?"

Putting It All Together

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Assembling a rod; what is 'modulus' anyway; and booting up

Where Baitfish Don't Belong

  • By: Ted Williams

The most-recent issue of FR&R takes the shine out of shiners.

Reel Questions

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

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

Flyline Tapers

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Or, no, that's not just an expensive piece of string

Is Your Fly Rod Too Fast?

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, avoiding tailing loops, and an angler's fear of failure