January 2003

January 2003

The Good waters of Roraima

Topics: Angling adventures in the Brazilian Amazon Fish: "Aruana, Peacock Bass, Pirarucu, Sardinata, Piranha" Location(s): Brazil State Sector: "Roraima, Amazon " Water(s): Rio Agua Boa Flypattern(s): "Deceivers, Zonkers, Clouser Minnow, Tracers"

  • By: Darrel Martin

Tying Flies

Topics: A good fly is the one that catches fish Season: March

  • By: John Gierach

Rio Gallegos

Topics: Fishing Argentina's cold-water river Fish: Sea-run brown trout Location(s): Argentina State Sector: Tierra Del Fuego Water(s): Atlantic Ocean Flypattern(s): "Jim's Yellow Stone, Jim's Green" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Abel Reeds, Cortland Line Comapny, Fishpon USA, Fitovers, 3M Scientific Anglers/C&F

  • By: Jim Repine

2003 Angler of the Year: Dr. Robert Behnke

Topics: Honoring the world's most foremost authority on trout and salmon

2003 Reader's Choice Award

Topics: Ross Canyon Big Game reel Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Daiichi 1110 and 1100, Tiemco 101, Gumbacher's Tuffilm Final Fixative, Scintila Spinner Wing Film, Nature's Spirit Dubbing, Mustad AC 80000BR, Tiemco 900BL, Antron dubbing"

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Up-Current Approaches

Topics: Part II on the basics of a drag-free drift

  • By: Jason Borger

Hidden Gems

Topics: The rewards to seeking out little-known angling hotspots often go beyond good fishing Fish: "Tarpon, sailfish" Location(s): "Costa Rica, Belize" Water(s): "Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): Ross Reels

  • By: Will Rice

Guide Garb

Topics: "CMG 04 Mini Task Light, Filson Guide Vest, Mongo Guide Vest"

  • By: Buzz Bryson

The Last White Marlin

Topics: "By all accounts, the Atlantic population of this magnificent fish is vanishing from our oceans." Fish: White Marlin Location(s): North Carolina State Sector: Outer Banks Water(s): Atlantic Ocean

2003 FR&R TackleAwards

Topics: "Abel's FF905-4 5-Weight Rod, Cortland Clear Camo 444 Fly Line, Fishpond Titanium Nippers, Fitovers Eyewear, Scientific Anglers/C&F Design Fly Boxes, "

  • By: Jason Borger
  • , Darrel Martin
  • , Ted Leeson
  • and Buzz Bryson

Viva Vieques!

Topics: Live ammo and virgin bonefish flats make this subtropical island off Puerto Rico one of the world's most unusual fishing destinations. Location(s): Puerto Rico State Sector: Vieques Island Water(s): Caribbean Sea Flypattern(s): "Tomchin Lap Dancer, Gotcha, Crazy Charlies, Puffs, Del's Permit

  • By: Kermit Hummel
  • and Barbara Hummel

"The ""New"" FR&R"

Topics: "Ask FRR, ""Who Fly-Fishes"", the Trout Bum Tournament, etc. are just some of the changes and/or additions to ensure subscribers hoping for originality are never disapppointed"

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

Topics: "Healthy fish populations, fine dining and top accomodations make for a memorable stay at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge" Fish: "Brown, rainbow, cutt , whitefish trout" Location(s): Montana State Sector: Paradise Valley Water(s): Yellowstone River

  • By: Jeff Hull

Sportsmen vs. The Northern Forest

Topics: Wild brook trout cannot survive in industrial florests

  • By: Ted Williams

Video Visions

Topics: "Coastal Fly Fishing With Ken Hanley and Friends (Jeff Pill, Pill Enterprises), Teaching Yourself to Fly Cast (Bill Gammel, Gammel Outdoor Services), Sea Level: Adventures of a Saltwater Angler)"

  • By: Seth Norman

Midges Part III

Topics: "The Panel Wing, the Film Wing, the CDC Delta Wing, the CDC Wing, the Dub Wing, the Tagged Palmer (Wingless)" Flypattern(s): "Panel Wing, Film Wing, CDC Delta Wing, the CDC Wing, the Dub Wing, the Tagged Palmer (Wingless)"

  • By: Darrel Martin

Drama and Thrills

Topics: Tying the Floating Hare's Ear Nymph

  • By: A. K. Best

Sticky Situations

Topics: Remedies for stuck ferrules; buying a streamer rod that can throw full-sinking and floating lines; personal fishing by guides on the client's time and money

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey