Washington's Rocky Ford Creek

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Sometimes a large fish will be so completely cooperative that catching it almost seems like some sort of shameful accident. My first big Rocky Ford rainbow was like that. Without moving anything but its jaw, the four- or five-pounder sitting a mere rod's length upstream of me took my size 14 nymph into

Write For Us!

  • By: Paul Guernsey

In our June Letters column, Bruce Halliday, of Centerville, Ohio, suggested that the magazine launch some sort of "Reader's Choice Angler of the Year Award." Bruce pointed out that ever since we first began recognizing our Anglers of the Year in 1985, most of the people who received the award have been

Flying Ants

  • By: A. K. Best

A highly effective pattern that's a snap to tie

A Maine Original

  • By: Kathy Scott

Greg Ponte and I had 12 kids practicing roll casts on a May afternoon in Maine. When my three toughest students threw in the towel, I knew they wouldn't get off that easily. I glanced across the pond and watched Greg Ponte work his magic on them. He studied the trio, now sitting against the brick wall

Coal-Country Trout

  • By: Ted Williams

Fish don't have to be just another coal-industry waste product