I’ve been shooting a compound bow lately and getting in shape for hunting season, also sorting and readying a backpack so I can leave at a moment’s notice and head into the mountains for elk.
Photographer: Darcy Bacha, Rhododendron, Oregon
- Photography by: Darcy Bacha
Intruders for Steel
Tying creativity for its own sake.
jThe first time I fly-fished FOR STEELHEAD WAS on a warm February day on a small stream just outside Vancouver, British Columbia. Although I was happy just to have a cast turn over and to shoot some line, my fishing buddy landed two hot, chrome, wild winter fish.
His landscapes, particularly those with reflected light, create in me the sensation of remembering a dream from which I’ve just awoken. Only the visceral, most essential elements remain, and the extraneous details, which often clutter and confuse, retreat with the dawn. What remains is an impression of the dream, and a record of the memory.
- Illustrations by: Rick Harrington
True to Type
Should you judge a fly caster by his cover?
An Angler’s Tales and Travels
By Kevin Searock
2011; Terrace Books (University of Wisconsin); www.uwpress.wisc.edu
182 pages; hardcover; $24.95
Drinking water and hydration supplements means you’ll spend more time casting.
Losing a passport in Latin America’s murder capital.
j It comes as no surprise
- Photography by: Emily Lilienthal
Manmade fish are all the rage.
What does their popularity say about us?
- Photography by: Louis Cahill
I learned to cast left-handed, but not because I injured my right shoulder, suffering with it for three years until rotator-cuff surgery finally freed me to cast right-handed again. No, that injury came many years later.
- Photography by: David Hughes
Is he the greatest guide in the world?
By Kirk Deeter
- Photography by: Tim Romano
19 Killer products that came across our bows this year
photograph by adam tavender
- Photography by: Fly Rod and Reel
and a sun that never sets.
Two men, one boat, no schedule,
by Greg Thomas
photographs by the author
- Photography by: Greg Thomas
Rich Chiappone is the author of Opening Days: A Fly Fisherman Writes, published by Barclay Creek Press.
- Photography by: Becca Schlaff