March 2006

March 2006

Andre Puyans


  • By: Seth Norman

Getting Started In Spey-Casting

Just about everyone and his brother is getting into Spey-casting. No longer is it an exclusive sport of wealthy European nobles who roam the globe in search of Atlantic salmon. The start was slow here in North America. As late as the 1980's there were only a handful of practitioners, inspired by trips

  • By: Simon Gawesworth

My Favorite Book on Brook Trout

One man's lyrical obsession with brook trout

  • By: James Prosek

North Umpqua River

There's no such thing as an easy steelhead river

  • By: John Gierach

The Secretive Survivor

Down South, brook trout hide in the hills

  • By: Ian Rutter
  • Photography by: Ian Rutter
  • and Charity Rutter

The Red-Bellied Stepchild

Brook trout fishing in the Rocky Mountains will teach a boisterous fisherman modesty-an important lesson since at the slightest provocation your average fly fisher will puff up and strut like a horny tomcat over the size of his fish. Which is to say, brook trout tend to be pretty small here. I've heard

  • By: John Gierach

R.L. Winston's Vapor Series Rods

Plus, a jacket from Simms; Cloudveil's vest & BossTin split-shot

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

The Case Against Spey-Fishing

And what would Lee Wulff have to say?...

  • By: Ted Rogowski

The Great Impostor

Tying the world's greatest brook trout fly -- the classic Hornberg -- and a few of its variations

  • By: Mike Martinek Jr
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Haunted By Brook Trout

I have sometimes heard the subconscious mind described as a well. If that is true, then I've got brook trout swimming at the bottom of mine. Consider, for instance, the extremely weird dream I had a few days after my father died. In this dream, I caught a nice pair of brookies in a place no fish would

  • By: Paul Guernsey

FR&R's Gratuitous Fish Porn File

Here are some shots from our online gallery. To get the story on these fish and see more fish porn visit

Bad News Burbot

[img 1 right]Last October biologists in Wyoming found two juvenile burbot while collecting samples in Fontenelle Reservoir. Located in southwest Wyoming, Fontenelle is part of the upper Green River watershed that up until now had been thought free of the non-native fish. This is bad news: Burbot are

New Orleans: A redfish(ing) update

[img 1 right]Make no mistake about it, times are still tough in and around New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. When we last reported on New Orleans-area redfish guide Capt. Shane Mayfield, of Adventure South Guide Service [Short Casts, January/February], we told you he was feeling thankful that he,

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Ernest Schwiebert


  • By: Paul Guernsey

Cast from the Past

To sit up there in the sky and know that I could land there or at any other lake in Labrador and cast my flies, was a unique and wonderful experience. I normally flew in waders, with my rod rigged and my fly vest ready in the plane, and could put down where the fish were. --Lee Wullf, writing about his

Piano Man

[img 1 right]It was in a Cleveland restaurant that Joe Augustine discovered fly-fishing. He noticed several shadow-box displays of flies hanging on the wall. Intrigued with the flies and how they were made, Joe looked in the phone book the next morning for the nearest Orvis store. He then drove 50 miles

In The Maine Woods

Brook trout fishing at Little Lyford Pond Camps

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Bringing Back The Giants

The latest on saving the big brookies of the Great Lakes

  • By: Ted Williams

Don Bayes

Saving Washington's Church Creek and teaching the next generation

  • By: Mike Benbow

Pale Morning Done

A fine fly-fishing novel; Sierra Madre trout; and split-cane cinema

  • By: Seth Norman

Brookies Under the Northern Lights

All die-hard brook trout lovers should make a trip to Labrador...

Trico Quill Duns

Early morning anglers should have a dozen of these in their fly boxes

  • By: A. K. Best

What Is A Trout?

Plus, the lowdown on leader dynamics; where to find jungle cock

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson