Fish

Time Away from Time

  • By: Greg Thomas
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Midway through 2009, I couldn’t complain about the angling year. I started in January chasing sea-run cutthroats around Washington’s Puget Sound, and then migrated north to the Queen Charlotte Islands for steelhead. By April I was throwing Spey on the Skagit River and shortly after, I was doing the same in Oregon on the North Umpqua. Right after that I headed to Maine for landlocked Atlantic salmon. In May I was in southeast Alaska putting the smackdown on more sea-run cutthroats and steelhead, along with some meaty dolly varden.

Dries When the Snow Flies

  • By: Chad Mason
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"On spring creeks and tailwaters throughout the country, some of the year’s best and loneliest dry-fly action happens from December through late winter."

Mack Attacks

  • By: Chico Fernandez
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"I cast again, saw the fly plop on the surface and a fish break to take it right away. I set the hook and the line flew through my fingers at lighting speed. I knew I had a nice-size mackerel, for sure."

Blitz Season at The End

  • By: Pat Ford
  • and Paul G. Quinnett
  • Photography by: Pat Ford
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Montauk, the terminus of land off Long Island, New York, is known as “The End.” During autumn anglers consider it one of the country’s best fly-fishing locations for striped bass, bluefish and false albacore.

Trout Realism

  • By: Peter Thompson
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he artwork here is excerpted from Freshwater Game Fish of North America: An Illustrated Guide by Peter Thompson, available from Fly Rod & Reel Books.