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..."

Credit to Chouinard

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard takes his conservation message to a national audience through an American Express commercial. Take a minute out of your day to appreciate the man's example:

Go to School—In the Keys

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Improve your skills and get to the next level of saltwater fly-fishing at one of the best fly-fishing schools in the country. It doesn't suck that it's also in Islamorada, in the beautiful Florida Keys...and that you will learn to cast from Chico Fernandez.