The Shining Path
Winner of the 2008 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award. Michael Doherty is a fly-fisher and a doctor who lives in Seattle. This is his first published work of fiction. His entry was selected as the best of 2008 from a record number of Traver Award submissions. We congratulate Michael on his achievement.
- By: Trapper Badovinac
Why trout refuse to eat your fly, and what you can do to change their fishy minds.
WEB BONUS: Be Bear Aware!
- By: A. J. Hand
- and A. J. Somerset
- Photography by: Adriano Manocchia
- and Al Caucci
- Illustrations by: Al Ristori
- , A. J. Hand
- and Albert Haas Jr.
The author of "Call of the Wild Cutthroats" offers some tips on staying safe in bear country...
- By: Barry Ord Clarke
From Europe comes an inventive mayfly pattern with an easy-to-make extended body and a floats-like-a-cork CDC wing.
500 Grains of Baja Adventure
- By: Scott Sadil
- Photography by: Gary Bulla
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...
Call of the Wild Cutthroats
- By: R. C. Hooker
- Photography by: Darrel Coverdell
- and Clint Walker
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.
100th Sporting Life: Works of Art
- By: John Gierach
A celebration of the collaboration of John Gierach and Bob White.
WEB BONUS: Baja Flies
- By: Scott Sadil
Four fly patterns that Baja guide Gary Bulla uses to put clients on ocean fish.
- By: Tom Keer
- Photography by: Jim Levison
Tactical approaches on a hidden spring creek bring success.
Bass, Hornets & Good Endings
- By: Robin Carey