As most of you know I serve as American Angler’s editor in chief and put together six issues a year. Currently I’m working on the July/August issue, which has a bunch of great stories, including one I’m writing about my trip last sumer to British Columbia’s Dean River. If you like spey rods, big rivers, bulky chinook salmon and chrome-bright steelhead, you’ll want to read. And, I wanted to let you know that I put together an American Angler “newsletter” that you’ll see at least monthly and maybe more.
In the meantime, the May/June issue is on the shelves, or what’s left of the shelves nowadays. If you can’t find the mag in a store, you can get a pretty good sneak preview by visiting Americanangler.com and hitting the Bent To The Cork icon on the right hand sidebar. This edition of the “newsletter” offers John Gierach’s most recent AA article describing memorable road trips. It also offers Dana Sturn’s take on fly fishing British Columbia’s interior lakes for rainbow trout, the bigger the better. It’s a unique take measuring the merits of hatchery fish from a guy who treasures nothing more in the world thanks native salmon and steelhead. There’s also a piece I wrote a while back on the names we choose for flies, with a nod to the good old Merkin. There’s more, too, so get on over and check it out and subscribe to get more angling content delivered to your inbox. —GT