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WELCOME TO VOL 2/ISSUE 5 (OCTOBER 2022)

That was my question back in late September when the first slashes of snow hit Montana’s high country and I couldn’t spend a couple hours each morning punching keys and drinking coffee on the front porch, which is my standard summer routine.

When most fly fishers think of the Bahamas, bonefish immediately come to mind. It’s well known that anglers enjoy some of the world’s finest bonefishing throughout the archipelago.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

I was nine hours into the drive before I realized that Cline River isn’t actually a town and, instead, is a simple outpost in the Alberta wilderness. There’s a motel, a campground, some old-school gasoline pumps, a small convenience store, a restaurant . . . and nothing else.

They say that everyone will have at least one good idea in their lifetime. Mine came nearly 20 years ago, when I sold a publisher on the idea of a travel-oriented fly-fishing book—Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die. The extension of this concept to almost every topic …

Each year an old Emerson, Lake and Palmer deep track reminds me that fall is fast approaching, but not fast enough. “So Far to Fall” has nothing lyrically or otherwise to do with fall lake fishing, even if you squint a little …

The Bahamas has long ranked among the world’s top fly-fishing destinations. Familiar surnames like Saunders, Folley, Leadon, Rolle, Pinder, Neymour, Knowles, Mackey, Glinton, Brennan, and Smith are entrenched in the rich history of sportfishing in the islands nation …

SPECIES PROFILE

FISHY TALES

What’s more valuable? Catching one or two fish exactly how you want, or hammering a shitload the way you don’t? Sitting at the bar, most anglers will tell you it’s the former. On the water, I’ve seen that conviction wear down faster than Glass Joe in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out …

EATS

You need a vacation and you know it. It’s time to go fishing, fishing far from home. Spend a few days somewhere you can decompress and worry only about your double haul and remembering to strip-strike when setting the hook …

BOOK REVIEW

If you want or need a primer on stillwater fly fishing, look no further than Phil Rowley’s new book The Orvis Guide to Stillwater Trout Fishing (Lyons Press, 2021). It’s a complete guide and reference for the lake fly fisher. …

SALT WATER

Albert is late this morning. I sit on a salt-bleached log worn smooth from wind and tide, staring out at the flat-calm Atlantic. My stripping basket, buckled around my waist, rests in my lap. My 9-foot 8 weight sits in a cradle that’s molded into the rim …

ART

Ethan grew up in rural Connecticut, the eldest of three brothers all very close in age. The brothers lived close to several small trout streams and spent their family vacations camping, hiking, and simply being outside …

TRAVEL TIPS

A few years ago I was on my way home from a self-designed, poorly thought-out fishing trip to Albania with a budding, chain-smoking Macedonian guide named Zafir. He was awesome. The trip, though super fun in a pickle-your-liver kind of way …

TECHNICAL

Southeast Louisiana, home to spicy Cajun cuisine, jazz music, and the occasional hurricane has become one of the hottest saltwater fly-fishing destinations …

When most fly fishers think of the Bahamas, bonefish immediately come to mind. It’s well known that anglers enjoy some of the world’s finest bonefishing throughout the archipelago …

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