From Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales

  • By: Chris Santella

EXCLUSIVE CHAPTER: "No Fish for a Tiger" as told by pro golfer Mark O'Meara about fly-fishing in Ireland with Tiger Woods.

Jackson Hole One Fly Patterns

  • By: Greg Thomas

Web Bonus from our July/September issue. Which flies have brought home bragging rights each year in the prestigious One Fly Competition?

June New Gear

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Fly Rod & Reel reviews fly boxes, waders and more…

A Winning Combo: Wine and Fly-Fishing

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Wine on the Fly combines two great pursuits: Fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains and tasting some of Napa Valley's best vintages.

Bitterroot Bliss

  • By: Greg Thomas

FR&R’s Early Season Skwala Report: "Nowhere do these bugs come off in such great numbers, with fish that act appropriately when that happens, than western Montana’s Bitterroot River...That’s where I was last weekend, visiting friends in the Bitterroot Valley, prepping a raft for launch from the Tucker West access sit…with about 20 other anglers doing the same. The Bitterroot skwala hatch is a lot of things, but don’t ever let someone tell you it’s a solitary affair...."

Innovation / Achievement Kudos

  • By: Greg Thomas
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IT WAS SPRING ON MONTANA’S Big Hole River and my bushy Improved Sofa Pillow sank like a stone. I was about to snap a Sage rod over a knee when my father said, “Tie on a fresh fly and try some of this.” In midair that tiny item looked like another airline bottle, which my father was prone to offer at any time, morning or night, on our fishing trips. When that plastic bottle landed in my hand I said, “What the heck.” About five minutes later, with a fresh fly dressed with Gehrke’s Gink, I was fast to a solid brown and my dry-fly life changed forever.

WEB BONUS: More on Yvon Chouinard

  • By: Paul Bruun
Surf Casting

Recently returned from the Gaula in Norway, Yvon Chouinard bucked the trend of using the giant tube flies and enjoyed great Atlantic salmon success with small Eastern Canadian patterns. "We landed some fine 20-pounders and turned them all loose," he reported, despite the tendency in many countries to keep large Atlantic salmon.

Enter the Keys

Angler Doug Easter shows off a nice permit before releasing it alive while fishing off Sugarloaf Key in the lower Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer tropical flats, superb fishing, and a relaxed way of life. Find out more"

"One of My Favorites"

The Bob White painting from March the column quot Tadpoles quot

One Sporting Life painting stands out in the mind of John Gierach.

Readers' Choice 2009

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