November 2002

November 2002


Topics: The modern world and the world of fishing

  • By: John Gierach

Mutton Snapper

Topics: "Beautiful, rare and, in wind-whipped water, challenging beyond description" Fish: Mutton snapper Location(s): Bahamas State Sector: Abaco Islands Water(s): Caribbean Flypattern(s): "Clouser Minnow, Del Brown's Merkin, J.A.'s Golden Eye Gotcha"

Steelhead Summit

Topics: West coast and Great Lakes steelheaders are finding common water Fish: Steelhead trout Location(s): Upper Midwest Water(s): Great Lakes Flypattern(s): "Egg patterns, small stoneflies, Wooly Buggers, Bunny Leeches, Muddlers"

  • By: Jerry Kustich

Fly Boxes

Topics: "An updated look at current fly-storage systems includes reviews of products from Angler Sport Group, Angling Innovations, Bug Luggage, Cortland, L.L. Bean. Inc., Mill Stream, Orvis, Scherer Designs, Scientific Anglers/C&F Design, Sierra Pacific Products, Springbrook, Spring Creek Outfitters,

  • By: Ted Leeson

The Traveling Angler

Topics: Fishing the Watauga and South Holston rivers Fish: "brown trout, rainbow trout" Location(s): Tennessee Water(s): Watauga River Flypattern(s): "Sulpher dries, small nymph droppers, Pheasant Tails"

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Chuck Yeager

Topics: "Interview with General Chuck Yeager (USAF, ret.)"

  • By: Jeff Edvalds

Big Blues

Topics: Larger bluefish are making a comeback along the Atlantic Coast Season: Late April

  • By: Peter Morgan


Topics: Florida's Everglades boasts the world's best surface-action for largemouth bass Fish: Largemouth bass Location(s): Florida State Sector: Everglades

  • By: Steve Kantner

Outdoor Discoveries

Topics: "Cortland's new 555 ""Little TunnY"" and Clear Floater fly lines; Bluesky Ultra Light, Light, Medium and Heavy weight furled tapered leaders;The Creek Company's new two-man pontoon, the ODC 1220; Abel Creek #1 and #2 Reels; Fly Fishing Yellowstone Hatches, a DVD fly-fishing instructional video

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Opening Day

Topics: The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Fiction Award 2002 winner

  • By: Richard Chiappone

The Right Stuff

Topics: "Chuck Yeager profile inauguarates new ""Who Fly-Fishes?"" column, regrets to Bill Touriello for inadvertantly omitting his Ramsey Outdoor Store, Ramsey, NJ from July/Oct fly shop listing"

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Marketing MPAs

Topics: MPSs (Marine Protected Areas)

  • By: Ted Williams

Drag-Free Drifts Part I

Topics: Basic approaches to down-current fly delivery.

  • By: Jason Borger

All in the Family

Topics: "Advanced Fly-Tying (A.K. Best, The Lyons Press), City Fishing (Stackpole Books), Jerusalem Creek (Ted Leeson, The Lyons Press)"

  • By: Seth Norman

Midges Part II

Topics: The Puff Pupa and the Pop Pupa

  • By: Darrel Martin

Reel Questions

Topics: "How to know when enough (backing) is enough, setting the reel drag for trout fishing, fly shop treatment of women customers, fly shop treatment of beginner"

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson