Bass, Hornets & Good Endings

  • By: Robin Carey

Stinging memories trigger deeper remembrances.

The Heartland's Hottest Hatches


Plan your attack for seven months of the best bug action in the Midwest.

New Gear

The Bauer Rogue is a useful and intelligent design from a company already notable for high quality large arbor reels

March 2008: Bauer's Rogue Reel, new tying vises and material

Essay: After the Fire

  • By: John Holt
I can stare directly at the sun all day  It      s just a blood red ball up in the sky  The smoke and the never ending heat   it

A trip into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness finds fish and new life amid the ashes

Six Big Smallie Streamers

  • By: Harry Murray

Flies guaranteed to catch smallmouths all across the country

Gear Review: 13 Budget and Backup Rods

  • By: Ted Leeson
Temple Fork Outfitters   Jim Teeny

$200 can buy a lot of rod these days

The Epic Salmon of Russia's Kola Peninsula

  • By: Greg Thomas

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the best salmon river in the world

Mud Hole Browns

  • By: Chad Mason

Don't ignore the dark water for big trout

Fly Tying: The San Juan Worm Ball

  • By: Dan Fink

What could be better than one San Juan Worm? A bunch of them.

The Cold Shame of Winter Steelhead

  • By: Scott Sadil

Not for the faint of heart nor the weak of spirit