July 2005

July 2005

The South's Magnificent Seven

Everyone knows that the Southeast is bass country. The warm climate and the hundreds of reservoirs that dot the Southeastern US make a weekend boat ride a nice idea-and a live-well full of largemouths almost a certainty. But these same reservoirs also provide fly anglers with an opportunity to catch

  • By: Ian Rutter

How To Major in Fly-Fishing

In college I majored in trout, with a minor in smallmouth bass. No, I wasn't a fisheries student but an obsessed angler. The small college I went through the motions of attending was located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, with trout streams on one side and Lake Champlain on the other. The nearby

  • By: W. D. Wetherell

A Sierra Sojourn

A guide to fishing--and saving--California's San Joaquin and Owens rivers

  • By: Lara Ekwall
  • and Michael Ekwall

Redband Rainbows of the Mountain Wilderness

Angling on Oregon's Donner und Blitzen River

  • By: Norm Zeigler

Cheap Dates

On assignment with John and A.K.

  • By: John Gierach

Net Results

Two new nets; SA's System X fly box; furled leaders and more

  • By: Buzz Bryson

The Great Game

When I first moved to Maine in the 1980's, I was working as a full-time freelance writer. That is to say, I had no money, but lots of free time, and I regularly fielded a host of offbeat propositions. One of my most interesting freelance gigs was as a contributing writer for a travel magazine whose editor

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Madison Valley Ranch

Having Montana's Madison in the backyard is pretty hard to beat

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Ann and Nancy's War

Restoration of imperiled fish just got shut down where it's needed most

  • By: Ted Williams

Trout Hunter

A DVD Spey lesson; Fauceglia's mayflies; Chico's flats lessons

Ted Leeson Field-Tests 17 Pairs of Sandals & Cleats

Ted Leeson Field-Tests 17 Pairs of Sandals & Cleats

  • By: Ted Leeson

A.K.'s Hopper

This hopper hybrid is both durable and easy to tie

  • By: A. K. Best

The United States Military Academy's Colonel Russ Forney

Militarily Precise hatch-matching from Thailand to the Beaverkill

  • By: Jim Reilly

Bats: Catch-and-Release

Plus, an all-around rod selection; and choosing wader styles

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey