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WELCOME TO VOL 1/ISSUE 4 (AUGUST 2021)

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DOMESTIC TRAVEL

TRIP REPORTS

Before Kamchatka and Jurassic Lake landed on the fly-fishing travel landscape, their was no better place for really big rainbow trout than southwest Alaska’s Kvichak River. This was “the land of the midnight sun,” “the great land,” Russia’s blunder and the United state’s major coup. Fifty-bazillion acres of natural …

Washington state’s Upper Columbia River landed on the fly-fishing landscape a couple decades ago, and the first man on the spot was Jack Mitchell. Mitchell is well established in the Evergreen State, having built his empire on the Yakima River and other locals, including the Klickitat River and the Olympic Peninsula …

TRAVEL TIPS

There are many things we love about international travel. Seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, seeing fisheries we’d never get a chance to explore if we just sat at home. Alongside that dose of adventure, however, comes a new set of logistical challenges. International travelers must …

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Hurricanes and a relaxing Caribbean getaway don’t mix well. High winds, low light and lashings of rain are hardly the idyllic combination you may have pictured when you booked your flats-fishing trip. Guides don’t like those conditions either. If nothing else, a guide’s duty is to make your vacation …

Mexico is a varied country with great culture, astonishing monuments of Mayan and Aztec antiquity, gorgeous sandy beaches, national parks, and even snow-capped mountain ranges. Besides breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, charming people, ubiquitous tequila and spicy Mexican …

GENERAL FRESHWATER

Great Lakes weather can be unforgiving. Driving snow, howling gusts, and brutal wind chills tempt even the most ardent anglers to put the rods away at times. But, the opportunity to pursue brown trout that are truly measured in pounds as opposed to inches isn’t commonly found in many …

SPECIES PROFILE

FLY CULTURE

FISHY TALES

I’m sitting in my living room reading an archived Sports Illustrated story on my iphone (google “he’s got a very fishy look si”). Though written in 1979, it tells of a time when something resembling an iphone wasn’t even the stuff of Star Trek reruns . . . because the series wouldn’t appear for another …

BOOK REVIEW

Monsters of River & Rock is the new book by Adrian Smith, who just happens to be a songwriter and guitarist for the hard-core band Iron Maiden. It turns out he’s also a pretty serious angler, and he’s been lugging his tackle around on world tours since the 1980s. So, rather than pen a tell-all about those …

INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHT

It’s an hour till dark on the Olympic Peninsula’s lower Hoh River. The aquamarine water and neon greens of this temperate rainforest are currently bathed in a muted blue as Shane Anderson takes in the Pacific Ocean. It’s the end of the river and an end to the last steelhead fishing trip for the year. He takes …

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING: Trout Hunting NZ

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