Relax on the Ruby

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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"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.

The Adirondack Challenge

  • By: Matt Crawford
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Test your skill against stubborn Ausable River brown trout, equipped with only two lucky patterns, during the Two Fly Challenge in the Adirondacks this May.

Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
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Great Bay Rod Company builds quality, value-priced fly rods in Rochester, New Hampshire. "I’ve been building rods for more than 20 years. In 2004 I decided to throw caution to the wind and to leave high-tech and to launch Great Bay Rod Company," says David Gibson, company president.

Black River Dreams: An Interview

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Author Maximilian Werner discusses his new book, the writing life and how fly-fishing helps him focus.

Review: Lost in Wyoming

  • By: Seth Norman
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"Scott Sadil’s prose has surprised me since before Cast from the Edge: Tales of an Uncommon Fly Fisher (Greycliff Publishing). His craft improves with time; so does the clarity of his visions..."

Wine On the Fly Reader / Writer Event

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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From sight-fishing on the ranch spring-fed ponds to a drift boat on either the Colorado or Roaring Fork rivers, to a walk and wade on the K-T’s White River and sight-fishing on one of the K-T’s three spring creeks, it’s a guarantee that guests will get their fill of fishing.

A Sinking Feeling

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Lead weight leads to a felony in Texas.

"Freshwater Game Fish..." Sampler

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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More than a fishing book, Freshwater Game Fish of North America captures the natural history of species as varied as bowfin to bass to dozens of types of trout. What’s an inconnu and where do we catch them? Find out on page 22. What’s the distribution of the common carp? Check page 132. The hallmarks of the book are the incredible color paintings by the author, Peter Thompson. Not since A. J. McClane’s field guides have we seen a book this rich in detail and original artwork. It’s stunning. ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: See pages from the book—Click Here!

Spring Bonus: More Tying Tools Tested

  • By: Ted Leeson
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More from Ted Leeson's latest Field Test: "Fly-tying is all about building better mousetraps, so tiers are forever on the lookout for new patterns and materials, and tools..."

Steelhead and Wind Knots

  • By: Peter Harrison
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"I had fished the Hoh River for more than 10 years and, despite spending at least 14 days a year walking its wild and tumbling course, I had never caught a single steelhead in all that time. For me, fishing is more of a Zen thing..."