The Spring issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine should be hitting the newsstands about now. Another solid effort, I believe. If you get a chance, check it out. You’ll find my feature on visiting an awesome lodge on the coast of British Columbia called Nimmo Bay. I was able to fish silvers, cutthroat and dollies there last fall, plus the bonus of going for black sea-bass and ling cod in the saltwater, with a three-weight rod! And we did so each day flying around in a plush five-seat A-Star helicopter.
Also have an excerpt from Chris Santella’s new book, The Hatch is On. The excerpt details the Hendrickson hatch on Connecticut’s Farmington River. In addition there’s a section on fishing emergers. Unique, I believe, is a section on camp cooking put together by Judith O’Keefe, John Gierach and extraordinary Oregon chef T.R. McCrystal, who owns Jens Garden restaurant in Sisters, Oregon and is the head chef at Deschutes Brewery. When your turn to cook in camp arrives, you’ll have wanted to see this article. In addition I have a cool article written by April Vokey detailing her trip to the Seychelle Islands off the coast of Africa. The Seychelles have been on my hitlist for a long time—this piece allowed me to live vicariously through April’s experiences for giant trevally, bonefish and Ind0-Pacific permit.
We also have some super interesting short stories on books, permit tagging, Utah’s Green River, DWR coatings on waterproof fabrics, Frank Smethurst’s bomb series of flies, and how to fish nymphs on the edges in high flows, written by Dave Hughes. Oh, we’ve got Leeson and more Gierach in the issue, too. Again, check it out and let me know what you think of it. I’m always open to AT patrons telling me how things could be better or if they are just right. Hope you enjoy. —GT