Early Brown Stonefly

  • By: A. K. Best

The first time I happened on this hatch I tried to match it with some brown caddis patterns. It didn't work. A good number of trout came up to look at my fly, but decided it wasn't a little brown stonefly and wouldn't eat it. It took a few years of hatch chasing to finally come up with a pattern that

Airports and anglers; Do barbless hooks help?; Plus, Professor Buzz has homework for you...

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

A couple of years ago [March, 2002], John Gierach wrote a brief piece for FR&R about flying with fly-fishing gear in the wake of the terrorism-inspired safety precautions. At the time, Gierach-and the magazine-promised an update as soon as things became "clearer, and more uniform airport to airport and

When Scuds Die

  • By: Chad Mason

Death becomes this tiny crustacean-but there's a secret to getting the color right

The Good Guys

  • By: Paul Guernsey

When I first read Nick Lyons' profile of Craig Mathews, our 2005 Angler of the Year, I almost laughed out loud at the part where Nick praised Craig for his refreshing modesty in a field "known for bloating egos to the size of the Titanic." Among all the fly-fishing "personalities" I've become acquainted

Fly-Fishing Legends

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Where's Ernie? And, is the bow-and-arrow cast for real?