Didn't catch a thing, but it was fun to get away and dream about the fishing we missed so much. It helped having your magazine to look at in our spare time. (the little we had)
Night of the Hex
- By: John Gierach
Big bugs bring big expectations.
- By: Rob Lyon
In search of wild coho salmon and coastal thrills off the remote shores of Vancouver Island.
- By: Chico Fernandez
More tarpon than you could hope for-but it's true, the fish are there.
Big Bones with Big Charlie
- By: Jim Levison
- Orvis Pack & Travel Sonic Seam Waders
- Winston Boron Rods
- Tibor Spey Reel
- NRS GigBob Pontoon Boat
- Salmo Saxatilis Rods
- By: Beau Beasley
I Scan the edge of a local farm pond and find what I'm looking for-a small cedar shrub, the victim of erosion, leaning into the water. If I place my popper just right, I'll quickly discover if anyone is home. Out goes the Walt's Popper, a tan-bellied frog imitation, beneath the low branches of that bush…and a hungry largemouth responds. That bass is the finale of a fine evening and its capture represents a paramount moment in my angling education: if I hadn't realized what was staring me in the face, I might have overlooked that pond, which practically rested in my backyard. You see, my church owns the pond. I'd seen it many times before, but never with angling eyes - an overlooked bass fishery in plain sight.
- By: Buzz Bryson
How to apply maximum pressure but not break my rod? You've really asked two questions, because rod breakage is rarely related to properly applying maximum pressure to the fish if you're using the proper tackle properly. So let's look at rod breakage first. There are really only two ways most fly rods are broken while fighting a fish. The most common is "high sticking," where the angler holds the rod at too high an angle, forcing it to bend too sharply at its weakest point-the tip.
- By: Kirk Deeter