Take a Bow, Dads

  • By: Joe Healy

Father's Day is a time for appreciation and sharing...and fly casting!

School Days at Orvis

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Saturdays in July are "free fly-fishing teaching" days at participating Orvis retail stores across the country, in partnership with Trout Unlimited.

Hell or High Water

  • By: Maximilian Werner
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Anyone who understands the importance of water here in the West knows that the more we get, the better. But this general truth is easy to overlook: For many anglers, all that water typically means delaying spring fishing or at least seriously undermining one’s ability to catch trout.

Tying the Light Way

  • By: Joe Healy

New lamps from The Daylight Company have helpful applications to fly-tying, including magnification and "twisty" light direction.

A Little Brook Trout Adventure

  • By: Steve Culton

"The woods were a full eight degrees cooler than civilization, which I appreciated because I had some walking to do. The air was alive with birds and insects..."

Weatherby's Hosts Veterans

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

This is the second year Weatherby's has hosted a group of Maine Veterans and lodge owner/guide Jeff McEvoy says it is one way he can give back to our troops.

Interview: Paul Doiron


"The Poacher's Son" is a gripping new novel set in the wilds of Maine. The author is a long-time fly-fisherman and editor in chief of Down East Magazine.

Help Youth Team USA

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Donate to the Youth Fly Fishing Team...Funding needed by the August 2010 World Championships...

Dave Hughes Returns to FR&R

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Did you know that new FR&R columnist Dave Hughes is an accomplished amateur aquatic entomologist? His hobbies include collecting, identifying, and photographing the aquatic insects that are fed upon by trout, as well as tying and fishing the flies that match those insects and fool those trout.

Relax on the Ruby

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

"As spring progresses we look forward to the Mothers Day caddis hatch, followed by Golden Stones and then the famed Salmon fly hatch. The awesome thing about salmonflies is that you can start fishing them in May and follow them until mid- to late July depending upon the water you are fishing.