FR&R's Gratuitous Fish Porn File

Chad Evans, with a 31-inch brown trout he caught behind spawning king salmon in New York State This is a shot from our on-line gallery. To get the story and see more fish porn visit www.flyrodreel.com

Fly-fishing Podcasts

It's Tuesday; you're in the office staring at a spreadsheet. The weekend (and fishing) is too far away even to contemplate. You'd like to surf the Web for some fish porn but the boss is on your case, and images of fish and flies would certainly draw his attention. Solution: Download a fly-fishing podcast,

Reminder: FR&R Readers' Choice Award

Let your voice be heard! Do you have a favorite piece of gear remarkable for its quality, performance or longevity? Well, let us know. We are currently taking nominations for the 2007 FR&R Readers' Choice Award. The award is open to any item or piece of gear used while fly-fishing--vises, scissors, rods,

Fly-Fishing Loses An Innovator

We were saddened to learn that Dan Paradis, the founder and president of Loon Outdoors, passed away on March 22. Born in Minnesota in 1943, Dan received a degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and worked in the aerospace industry before founding Loon Outdoors. Based in Boise, Idaho, Loon

American Sportsman Curt Gowdy Dies

Legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy passed away on February 20 at the age of 86. Known to a generation of baseball fans as the "voice of the Red Sox," Gowdy spent 15 years delivering the play-by-play for Boston. But Gowdy is perhaps best known for the 20 years he spent as the host of ABC's The American

Did You Know?

Temperature Check Although these data can vary from population to population, here is a general field-guide reference to trout and water temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit). Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Survival: 33-72 Optimal: 55-65 Spawning: 40-55 Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) Survival: 33-78 Optimal:

Gary's Book Mailer Lives On

In this age of impersonal, monolithic Web sites from which you can order practically everything, it is nice to know that quirky, organic mail-order catalogs still have a place. The Book Mailer is one such publication. Currently marking its 24th year in business, The Book Mailer is not your average catalog.

FR&R Online Brings You Fly-Tying Videos

Fly Rod&Reel is pleased to team up with Red Quill Productions to bring you the finest fly-tying videos on the Internet. Available exclusively at www.flyrodreel.com , these segments are free to stream to your computer. The footage was filmed at the 2005 International Fly Tying Symposium and features some

Salmon to Sea

Bill Erickson has a big summer ahead of him. Besides working as a river guide for venerable operator OARS and getting married (pretty big events in our book), Bill is undertaking a solo source-to-sea kayaking expedition on the Salmon River. In August Erickson will launch his kayak in Stanley, Idaho,

More Sources for Jungle Cock

In our March issue we mentioned Castle Arms Fishermen's Furs&Feathers as a source for jungle cock. We'd also like to point out that Kaufmann's Streamborn (800-442-4359; www.kman.com ) and Angler's Workshop (360-225-9445; www.anglersworkshop.com ) also carry the highly prized feathers.