November 2005

November 2005

The 2005 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Fiction Award

After our Fiction Award committee selected "Tex, Mex and the Amazons" as the 2005 winner of fly-fishing's most prestigious short-story competition, we decided we'd better find out a little bit about the author, Rhett Ashley, of Leaburg, Oregon, since we'd never heard of him before. When we called him,

  • By: Rhett Ashley

The New Guy

Seeing a river through new eyes

  • By: John Gierach

Rolling Duffels

The most practical approach to flying with your fishing gear

  • By: Ted Leeson

The Enviable Life of a Retired Trout Bum

After a long career in the office or the shop, you deserve some time on the water

  • By: Keith Gann

Fortune Cookie

Three generations of anglers on a steelhead stream

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas

12 Top Fly-Fishing Retirement Towns

Here's FR&R's list of the finest places for living out the dream

  • By: Jim Reilly

The Eyes of Experience

The first sign appeared over 10 years ago, when I was still-though just barely-in my thirties. I was fishing a twilight caddis hatch and was hooking brown trout of up to 18 inches. Wading nearby, though as yet without a trout to his credit, was a young fisherman of 17 or 18 whom I knew only as "the kid."

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Texas Trout

Plus, steelheading from a new British Columbia lodge

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Shoveling Sand Against The Tide

In this case, it would make sense for the US Army to retreat

  • By: Ted Williams

Solving Crimes with a Fly Rod

A pair of mystery novels, a book by Babb and saltwater flies

  • By: Seth Norman

A Pile of New Rods

Plus, RIO's Nymph Line, Hollander's reel & two intriguing gadgets

  • By: Jim Reilly
  • , Ted Leeson
  • and Buzz Bryson

Black Midge Emerger

I can't count the number of times I've hit a hatch of black midges on a stream, pond or lake. They seem to thrive everywhere and trout seem to thrive on them as well. They can range in size from 14 to tiny 22's. Years ago I tied both emergers with trailing shucks and the winged adults. Since then I've

  • By: A. K. Best

Driftboat Fishing: The Ins And Outs

Plus, are guides allowed to yell?

  • By: Buzz Bryson