Highlights

The Life of Eels

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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From NPR.org: "In his new book Eels, writer James Prosek describes the life history and cultural significance of this slimy, snake-like and often misunderstood fish, introducing the reader to an eel fisherman on the Delaware River and to the myths of the Maori of New Zealand along the way."

Reeling on the Alta

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Fishing the world’s most famous Atlantic salmon river the first time is an awe-inspiring experience. On any given cast, you have the chance to tighten up on a 40 pound (or greater!) salmon—a “life fish” for almost anyone. Fighting and landing a large fish on the Alta is a great accomplishment, one the lucky angler may never forget…especially if you manage this task without a reel!

Teaching Traditions

  • By: Joe Healy
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About 200 students learned the fundamentals of fly-fishing this past spring through FR&R's Fly-Fishing in Schools program...a gratifying teaching experience and a reminder that fly-fishing is too much fun not to share...

Autumn Contents

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Travel to Chilean Patagonia • Meet Cholo and learn traditional and new Spanish fly-tying methods • The Henry's Fork is fishing like a champ • Sporting Life by John Gierach…

About Our Autumn Cover

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Yes, the Callibaetis Spinner is a beautiful, stunning pattern...but it's also a top stillwater trout catcher. The cover photographer this issue tells you why…

Sure, It's a Winston...

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The feel of a big rainbow is special, even more so when the rod tells you it's a good fish...

School Days at Orvis

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Saturdays in July are "free fly-fishing teaching" days at participating Orvis retail stores across the country, in partnership with Trout Unlimited.

Spring Letters

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

I read the FR&R March 2010 story of a new record steelhead, caught on the Hoh River. Upon my cursory reading, I stupidly e-mailed “Shame on Harrison for killing the steelhead; shame on Joan Wulff for endorsing the story; shame on IGFA for requiring steelhead be killed to qualify for a world record; and shame on FR&R for printing it.”

GoFishn for Fishing Community Connections

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

See Fly Rod & Reel's page on GoFISHn.com, angling's community connection—plus, guide updates and new posts daily. If you like Facebook, you'll be right at home at GoFISHn...

The Musky Chronicles

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Footage unlike any we've seen to date…catching muskies on flies. You don't have to be from the Midwest to appreciate this, my friends…Lee Church delivers some compelling movie clips…