Starting Anglers Out Right

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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A special program helps to recruit and retain anglers, while also imparting the stewardship of our lakes, streams and seas—"because our lifestyle runs downstream."

Reader Letters

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Professor Buzz, recently you were queried about barbless verses barbed hooks. And, unfortunately, your response was (technically/scientifically) incorrect. Actually, there aren’t two sides to this story, there are three: barbed versus pinched; and barbed versus barbless. Please let me explain

Into the Off Season

  • By: John Gierach
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The conceit among trout fishers is that we’re all such unreconstructed fanatics that when fishing possibilities dwindle over the winter we go quietly insane. In fact, some do—and not always quietly—but others seem to take the break more or less in stride and a few even think it’s “good for the soul,” as Nick Lyons once said, to have an off-season for rest and reflection.

Next Steps in Island Park, ID

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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SPECIAL REPORT: WorldCast Anglers, the owners of the A-Bar property proximate to the Henry's Fork in Island Park, discuss plans for the future.

Stalking the Conejos

  • By: John Gierach
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"Creeks are 'dear to my heart,' as my grandmother would have said, and since I don’t have a spare heart to turn to, I’m glad to know there are hundreds of thousands of miles of them: more than I could fish in thirty lifetimes."