Getting to Know Didymo

Didymosphenia geminata is a microscopic alga currently causing headaches for biologists and anglers in two hemispheres. Often called "rock snot" for its slimy appearance and gooey consistency, didymo is an emerging problem that could have bad effects on trout rivers in both North America and New Zealand.

Did You Know?

Remember the part in A River Runs Through It when Paul (Brad Pitt) and Norman (Craig Sheffer) took their dates to that speakeasy? Paul and his Native American girlfriend caused a scene on the dance floor and drew the ire of the crowd. In particular, their actions received an Oscar-worthy glare from a

Ernest Schwiebert

  • By: Paul Guernsey


Cast from the Past

To sit up there in the sky and know that I could land there or at any other lake in Labrador and cast my flies, was a unique and wonderful experience. I normally flew in waders, with my rod rigged and my fly vest ready in the plane, and could put down where the fish were. --Lee Wullf, writing about his

New Orleans: A redfish(ing) update

  • By: Paul Guernsey

[img 1 right]Make no mistake about it, times are still tough in and around New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. When we last reported on New Orleans-area redfish guide Capt. Shane Mayfield, of Adventure South Guide Service [Short Casts, January/February], we told you he was feeling thankful that he,

Bad News Burbot

[img 1 right]Last October biologists in Wyoming found two juvenile burbot while collecting samples in Fontenelle Reservoir. Located in southwest Wyoming, Fontenelle is part of the upper Green River watershed that up until now had been thought free of the non-native fish. This is bad news: Burbot are

FR&R's Gratuitous Fish Porn File

Here are some shots from our online gallery. To get the story on these fish and see more fish porn visit

Piano Man

[img 1 right]It was in a Cleveland restaurant that Joe Augustine discovered fly-fishing. He noticed several shadow-box displays of flies hanging on the wall. Intrigued with the flies and how they were made, Joe looked in the phone book the next morning for the nearest Orvis store. He then drove 50 miles