Write and Enter

Traver Awards

The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award is once again open for entries. Send your work of fiction or non-fiction by the May 16, 2011, deadline to: Traver Fly Fishing Writing Award, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, P.O. Box 370, Camden, ME 04856. We're looking for: “A distinguished original essay or work of short fiction that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing, respect for the sport and the natural world in which it takes place, and high literary values.” Send in a typed, double-space manuscript of no more than 3,500 words, along with an electronic copy on a disc. E-mail submissions won’t be accepted. Go to flyrodreel.com “News” section for complete contest details.

Holy Water

  • By: Jim Hall
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Where the cows and the buffalo roam—but shouldn’t. An essay by J.H. Hall

WEB BONUS: Running the Dean

  • By: Greg Thomas
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Lodge information about BC West, from Greg Thomas' feature "Running the Dean" in the Winter 2010-2011 issue of Fly Rod & Reel, on sale now...

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."