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WELCOME TO VOL 2/ISSUE 3 (JUNE 2022)

There have been two major happenings around the FFI scene since the release of the April issue, one being the addition of Alex Suescun as our Saltwater Editor, the second being the death of my favorite spey rod, the cult classic Sage TCX nicknamed The Deathstar …

When you live in the Northern Rockies, you put up with cold temperatures and inclement weather for half the year. That dedication earns you a five or six month window of pure bliss between May and the end of October …

DOMESTIC TRAVEL

Two roads encompass the best stream fishing in southwestern Alberta. One – Highway 22 – is a paved road running north/south through the eastern edge of the foothills. Its name as promoted by Alberta’s tourism department is “The Cowboy Trail.” Corny and hoaky …

The early season in Bristol Bay, Alaska is not nearly as fun as the later timeframe in August and September, but the June and July timeframe does offer some advantages. Rainbow season opens in early June and we usually …

“Nine o’clock, 30 yards! Wait, got a closer pack coming to us at 10:30. You see ‘em?” When my question went unanswered, I peered down from the poling platform to the bow, where my wife stood, rod in one hand and fly in the other, but not exactly ready to cast …

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Call it eccentric, idiosyncratic, call it funky in spades, Cay Caulker, Belize, has been a stop on the barefoot Gringo Trail for years—a must-do on the life itineraries of young travelers with the wherewithal or savvy (or a combination of both) …

In Australia, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a wide range of saltwater flats to fly fish, many of which still haven’t been properly explored. Along with the often significant differences in their geographical location and the …

Being in the fly-fishing travel industry is tough. I travel around the world, scouting locations and trying my best to catch fish while collecting footage and photos along the way …

SPECIES PROFILE

FISHY TALES

Shark Week doesn’t usually happen until summer, but it came early for one lucky fly angler. Randy Richter, a realtor from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was spending a few days fishing in the Florida Keys when he successfully caught and released a tiger shark …

DRINKS

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that this little story is going to somehow weave that old Jimmy Buffett song “Boat Drinks” into yet another one of my gin-soaked contributions to FFI (Fly Fishing Inebriated) Magazine …

BOOK REVIEW

Few books about fly fishing penetrate the mainstream consciousness. Even fewer become significant—the average non-fishing reader could name three or four fly fishing stories at most (all fiction). The Feather Thief is the very rare book about fly-fishing to carry real cross-over appeal …

PROFILE

My mind always wanders while driving around Boston at 0300. It’s an odd, transitional time, the symbolic period that lands between good and evil. Last-call barflies already have been thrown out …

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