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The New American Angler, May/June Issue

As most of you know I took over American Angler last summer and have been ripping through manuscripts, trying to bring the mag into the modern world. How-to is fine, which is what American Angler was, but I feel like … Continue reading

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Is Copying A Form Of Flattery

I was e-mailing a friend the other day, talking about the sad state of British Columbia’s Thompson River steelhead fishery (if you can call it that anymore) and he sent me a cover shot of  Trout & Salmon magazine that … Continue reading

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Mandatory Reading: A Passion for Permit

The first thing to behold when clutching this new two-volume set called A Passion for Permit is the sheer volume of work: combined, these two oversize and hard-bound books, which weigh about five thousand pounds each, total 1,665 pages. In … Continue reading

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Fly Rod & Reel Winter Issue

It’s that time again. I’ve just finished up Fly Rod & Reel’s winter issue and it will be hitting newsstands soon. You’ll find some good holiday reading in this one, including our selection for Angler of They Year. In addition, … Continue reading

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Fly Rod & Reel Fall Issue

If you haven’t seen it yet, hit your favorite newsstand and pick up a copy of the new fall issue of Fly Rod & Reel. We busted our tails putting this one together and we have a long list of … Continue reading

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Fred Thomas Illustration on Gierach’s Book Cover

John Gierach is somewhat of a hero to me. I started reading him with his first book of essays, Trout Bum, and that kind of led me on a path to fly fishing as a way of life. I’m not … Continue reading

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Chris Santella’s 50 Places to Fly Fish—Dream Well My Friends

Winter is a time for dreaming. Short days, long nights. The season makes me pick up books more frequently than I would at other times of the year. During spring, summer and fall, I’m packing the outdoors into every moment, … Continue reading

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Spring Issue of Fly Rod & Reel

Thought I’d make all of you aware that the Spring issue of FRR is on newsstands now and it includes a great section on saltwater fishing, including accounts from two of my trips last year, one to Bimini and one … Continue reading

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Chris Santella’s The Tug is The Drug fly fishing essays

With a title that says, The Tug Is The Drug, you know that Chris Santella gets it. I’ve fished with this boy, listened to him sing and strum a guitar, and I’ve swilled a few during the down moments, ranging … Continue reading

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NEW FLY ROD & REEL Ships

Shipped Fly Rod & Reel’s winter issue to the printer. Always a big relief, meaning we got ‘er done and now can concentrate on the Spring issue. I like the feeling of a clean deck and all the possibilities. So, … Continue reading

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