2011 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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The 2010 Award-winning stories were published in our Autumn 2010 issue and on-line. For consideration in 2011, send your original work of fly-fishing fiction or non-fiction to compete for the most important writing award in all of fly-fishing. Our judges are looking for "A distinguished original work of short fiction or non-fiction that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing...."

New Year, New Gifts

  • By: Joe Healy
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A few of the coolest new products we've had our hands on recently, ready for you to live up to that resolution to try new stuff this new year…

Review: In Hemingway's Meadow

  • By: Seth Norman
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"In Hemingway’s Meadow contains many of the best fly-fishing short-stories published in the last 15 years…"

A Yuletide Pattern

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Fly-tier Barry Ord Clarke sends a very special holiday greeting...made of Dyneema, deer hair and beads…

Tenkara Rods

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Tenkara USA listens to the Japanese masters and updates a rod series.

The Gift

  • By: Maximilian Werner
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"We could see the snow storm drifting east of us and I thought about the people out that way and what they were in for. The sky was still thick with clouds, though, and I was struck by their vastness and how they changed the feel of the place."

The Gift of Print

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Two new titles from Fly Rod & Reel Books, plus selections from our Online Book Store, are ready-to-go gifts for fly-fishers.

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."

Spring Bonus: The Living Flies of Kelly Galloup

  • By: Greg Thomas
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In the Spring 2010 issue of Fly Rod & Reel, Montana-based streamer maniac Kelly Galloup talks about the designs of his living streamer flies (the Sex Dungeon is seen here):