New Fishing in Cuba

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

"The classic sight fishing is always present, as the area has numerous white sand flats, coral bottoms, reefs, etc. The water is ever transparent, which is so valued and expected along the southern coast of Cuba."

The Healing Waters of Belize

  • By: Ceamus McDermott
ElPescadorBonefish.jpg

"The turquoise waters of the Caribbean bonefish flats were something that most of us only saw on TV or in magazines…yet here was Dave on the phone with an amazing opportunity, bonefishing in Belize."

On the Lower Fremont: Part II

  • By: Maximilian Werner
FremontPixA.jpg

"I kept my word and returned to the lower Fremont in mid-October. (I’ve written previously on the river here in my online column.) My old fishing buddy Greg agreed to make the 12-hour drive up from Phoenix and meet me that evening just outside Torrey at the Rim Rock Hotel and Restaurant."

Get Paid to Fly Fish

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

"The Rumble is the only fly-fishing tournament to award this much prize money."

That's A Lot of Permit

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Greg Vincent of Grand Bahama Island caught seven permit on fly to win the 2009 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament honoring the late angling legend.

Vincent earned the title of grand champion angler fishing with Captain Justin Rea of Sugarloaf Key, Fla. Rea was named the tournament's grand champion guide.

Vincent's permit ranged from 18 inches to 30 inches, with a total of 166.25 inches of fish. The 30-incher was the tournament's largest permit.

Mike Allen of Key West was named the 2009 runner-up grand champion. He caught six permit, for a total of 137.75 inches, while fishing with Captain Will Benson of Key West.

Next in the standings was the team of Scott Crippen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Captain Geoff Quatraro of Fort Pierce, Fla. The duo captured four permit measuring a total of 75.5 inches.

Crippen was named the tournament's best new angler.

Anglers on 16 boats caught 27 permit in the tournament named for Brown. The internationally acclaimed angler, who died in 2003, caught more than 500 permit during his lifetime.

Smith Techlite Sunglasses

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
HideoutMahogany.jpg

Because good glasses are required fly-fishing equipment.

30 Year's of FR&R: More Favorite Flies

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
bugger.jpg

WEB BONUS: Pattern Picks through the years…John Gierach, Ted Williams and Jim Reilly share their favs. "Today there are many variations on old and new patterns. What has transformed modern tying is not a handful of patterns, but rather the wide and creative gathering (as well as the use) of tying materials."

From Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales

  • By: Chris Santella
FiftyFlyFishTales_CSantella.jpg

EXCLUSIVE CHAPTER: "No Fish for a Tiger" as told by pro golfer Mark O'Meara about fly-fishing in Ireland with Tiger Woods.

Fishing Travel Experts

  • By: Thomas Keer
  • Photography by: Barry Beck
Joe Codd of Frontiers International Travel

Call Frontiers International Travel to plan a trip of a lifetime, and you may find yourself wondering how the voice on the phone got this great job and what they've learned about fishing travel.

On the Lower Fremont River: Part I

  • By: Maximilian Werner
Fremont.jpg

"I had never set foot on the Fremont and I was giddy with uncertainty. But I did know that this fly represented as good a chance as any to arouse the ire of a big, spawning brown, determined to protect its investment, be it hen or eggs."