Why trout refuse to eat your fly, and what you can do to change their fishy minds.
Fast-sinking lines, big flies, ocean-going kayaks and an endless array of species- it must be Baja, Mexico. Travel to the coast of La Paz to learn how it's done, by kayak...
- Photography by: Gary Bulla
A celebration of the collaboration of John Gierach and Bob White.
Four fly patterns that Baja guide Gary Bulla uses to put clients on ocean fish.
Working with John Gierack
In what should be America's most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.
Fishing for cutthroat trout in the backcountry of Montana's Glacier National Park takes a little bit of fortitude-which means check your bear-anoia at the park entrance.
- Photography by: Clint Walker
- and Darrel Coverdell
Tactics and strategies for surface fishing in the coastal shallows.
The author of "Call of the Wild Cutthroats" offers some tips on staying safe in bear country...
- By: A. J. Hand
- and A. J. Somerset
- Photography by: Adriano Manocchia
- and Al Caucci
- Illustrations by: A. J. Hand
- , Al Ristori
- and Albert Haas Jr.
Friends on the Water: Fly Fishing in Good Company pays homage to fly-fishing bonds in the images of one of our sport's premier photographers, who's also chosen essays and excerpts from 33 authors reporting on a special connection...
From Europe comes an inventive mayfly pattern with an easy-to-make extended body and a floats-like-a-cork CDC wing.
Why Fly Fishing? A new DVD asks, and answers, this very question. By Jim Butler It all started at the Yale Peabody Museum, really. The Peabody was making plans to display a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF), called "Seeing Wonders: The Nature of Fly Fishing."
Every beetle I've ever seen on the water has its wing tips visible just behind the shell back halves. This usually amounts to about 25 percent of the insect's total silhouette. Yet all the beetle patterns I see in catalogs and in fly shops have no wing tips showing. I think it's
The Speckled panfish does take flies.
And examining bug behavior.
Here is a simple and effective method for making a flotant holder for your fly vest. You will need a 2-inch wide elastic strip and 3/4 inch wide nylon strapping; a 3/4 inch strap keeps everything small and light. These materials are available at many out-door or sewing retailers.
Keep your flies floating where the fish want them by using today's flotants in the most effective ways.
July/October 2008 Bonus!