Highlights

Big, Dumb and Half Blind

  • By: Greg Thomas
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I’m not into numbers as a way to describe the quality of a fishing trip. If I were, half my life has been wasted on Pacific Northwest steelhead, where a tally of one a day, especially during the cold and rainy winter season, is about as good as anyone can hope for.

Angler of The Year

  • By: Zach Matthews
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The pr people had a tough task ahead of them. Their bosses—an international multi-billion-dollar syndicate, headed up by a Canadian mining company called Northern Dynasty Minerals—wanted to start digging on a new project.

First Bill

  • By: Crai Bower
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Thirty-seven volcanoes rise from the Guatemalan landscape. During an average three days of angling out of Guatemala’s Casa Vieja lodge, in Puerto San José, a guest might expect to raise twice that number of sailfish. To be clear, the fishing isn’t always that good; sometimes it’s better. Much better.

ANGLING EDUCATION

  • By: Dave Sherwood
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Bristol Bay River Academy
An Alaskan fishing academy could be a model for all angling communities.

Rio Marié

  • By: Dave Sherwood
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Four hundred miles of fly-fishing-only water for peacock bass.