Highlights

12 Top Fly-Fishing Retirement Towns

  • By: Jim Reilly

Here's FR&R's list of the finest places for living out the dream

2004 Trout Bum Tournament Wrap Up

  • By: Jim Reilly

For the 2004 Cabela's/FR&R Trout Bum Tournament, Presented by Ford, we decided to do things a little differently than in Tournaments past. The basic concept remained the same-we gave each team $500 to fulfill every angler's dream (getting paid to fish for at least 10 days) and required them to submit

Into The Arms Of Twilight

  • By: Trevor Paul Roberson

Night Fishing: Nothing stirs the imagination quite so well as a dose of darkness

Fishing in Geirach & A.K. Country

  • By: Paul Guernsey

There's a lot I admire about America's best-known pair of fly-fishing buddies, FR&R editor-at-large John Gierach and contributing editor A.K. Best. But the thing I find most admirable about John and A.K. is that, even if neither of these two Midwestern transplants to Colorado had ever published a word,

Re-Discovering the Wool Fly

  • By: David Rini
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Get ready to pull the wool over the eyes of every trout you meet

Bristol Bay, By Beaver

  • By: Paul Guernsey

'Commuter' fishing in Alaska's Southwestern wilderness

California's Hot Creek

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Fly-fishing America's only 'dryfly only' stream

Washington's Rocky Ford Creek

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Sometimes a large fish will be so completely cooperative that catching it almost seems like some sort of shameful accident. My first big Rocky Ford rainbow was like that. Without moving anything but its jaw, the four- or five-pounder sitting a mere rod's length upstream of me took my size 14 nymph into

A Quarter Century of Fly Rod & Reel

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Back in 1979, FR&R-then Rod And Reel-started life as a fishing magazine with a difference. From the beginning, founding editor John Merwin expressed a bold, maybe even reckless, willingness to step outside the hidebound hook-and-bullet mold and experiment a bit. Perhaps the most startling-and risky-thing

The Grand Finale

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Guess Who Won The Biggest Prize In The History Of Fly-Fishing?