Soft Goods

New Gierach October 2008

PrecisionPlatinum

Cortland Precision Platinum The Precision Platinum is Cortland’s latest addition to the Precision Dyna-Tip floating trout-line series. The line was developed with tough trout-fishing situations in mind—from large rivers and tailwaters, to spring creeks and small streams. Precision Platinum

World Trout Fund

World Trout funding surpasses quarter-million mark; grants program expands support for threatened species.

Waiting It Out

  • By: Steven Spigelmyer
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Steven here reporting from Yellowstone, Week #2: The Firehole and Gibbon rivers looked more like rivers in Willy Wonka's Factory than blue-ribbon fisheries...

Short Casts

  • By: James Butler
Why Fly Fish

Why Fly Fishing? A new DVD asks, and answers, this very question. By Jim Butler It all started at the Yale Peabody Museum, really. The Peabody was making plans to display a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF), called "Seeing Wonders: The Nature of Fly Fishing."

Readers' Choice 2009

Send us your vote let your fly fishing voice be heard

Never mind Presidential politics. Real, meaningful elections are at stake this year-the vox populi of fly-fishing must be heard!

Layers Upon Layers

Patagonia Guidewater Jacket

It might still be wishful fishing season in the Northeast, but that makes it the right time for the right outerwear.

Angler Flotation Devices

  • By: Beau Beasley
A pontoon boat is stable  easy to maneuver and keeps the angler out of the water

Don't stand on shore and miss the action-launch out to the fish.

Required Reading

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New adventures from a favorite fly-fishing penman

New Gear

The Bauer Rogue is a useful and intelligent design from a company already notable for high quality large arbor reels

March 2008: Bauer's Rogue Reel, new tying vises and material

Simms G3 Waders, Filsons Mackinaw Jacket and More

G3 Guide Convertible Waders One of the smartest models in Simms' revamped line of waders is the G3 Guide Convertible, which is equally functional in both waist-high and chest-high configurations. Most waders of this type give priority to chest-high mode, with waist-high use an inconvenient afterthought that involves re-wiring your suspenders, fussing with your belt and fighting folds of excess fabric.