- By: Ted Leeson
While it’s true that the best tools in fly-tying are our 10 fingers, most of us find them a necessary, but not sufficient, condition.
- By: James Prosek
- Photography by: Val Atkinson
"On my first day fishing the Agua Boa, an upper tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil, I learned that a peacock bass is not like a largemouth bass..."
- By: Fly Rod and Reel
SPECIAL REPORT: WorldCast Anglers, the owners of the A-Bar property proximate to the Henry's Fork in Island Park, discuss plans for the future.
- By: Jim Dean
Raise a glass to Closing time at an east Idaho fly-fishing oasis. "The A-Bar is so fondly regarded by fly fishermen that writer Kirk Deeter described it in a lyrical tribute in Big Sky Journal as the student union of The University of the River, Henry’s Fork Campus."
Trout at the End of the World
- By: Sebastian Hope
Argentina's Rio Irigoyen is one of the angling world's newest options for trophy sea-run brown trout.
Time Away from Time
- By: Greg Thomas
Midway through 2009, I couldn’t complain about the angling year. I started in January chasing sea-run cutthroats around Washington’s Puget Sound, and then migrated north to the Queen Charlotte Islands for steelhead. By April I was throwing Spey on the Skagit River and shortly after, I was doing the same in Oregon on the North Umpqua. Right after that I headed to Maine for landlocked Atlantic salmon. In May I was in southeast Alaska putting the smackdown on more sea-run cutthroats and steelhead, along with some meaty dolly varden.
- By: Chad Mason
"On spring creeks and tailwaters throughout the country, some of the year’s best and loneliest dry-fly action happens from December through late winter."
Greatest of All Time
- By: E. Donnall Thomas
Are steelhead to fly-fishing what Mohammad Ali was to boxing?
The Secret Life of Walter Troutty
- By: R. C. Hooker
"Walter looked at the Lucite containers of pelts and parts surrounding him like circles of ice. The fur and hair ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous—antron, kip tails, hare hair, micro mink, monkey pelt and yak."
2009 Traver Award Winner: The Land Beyond Maps
- By: Pete Fromm