Just finished up the February version of FFI Magazine, which I like to call the best fly-fishing publication that nobody knows about.
This is the first issue of the second volume and the process has become more streamlined through the past year. We’ve added a stable of quality writers and photogs and hope that all of you will enjoy and appreciate this effort. This content is all original, all the time.
In the February edition you’ll swim with Pat Ford amongst giant striped marlin in Mexico. Robert Tomes details four modern patterns for laid-up tarpon, and Matt Harris climbs into the saddle for a legendary Argentinian trout. Dana Sturn shows us how to mix up a Yellowstone-style Beth Dutton pour while our editors get after oversized permit in southern Belize. Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die, lines out 11 ultra-worthy adventures for 2022 and Rick Kustich takes the mystery out of fishing big water smallmouth on the Great Lakes. Dave Karczynski heads into the icy north and destroys a friend while fishing for winter steelhead. Alberto Rey explains how a trip to the Battle of The Little Bighorn inspired his fishy art, and Z. Kent Sullivan gets nasty on Turneffe’s triggerfish. Rich Strolis and Barry Ord Clark wind up two must-have fly patterns, one for salt and one for fresh, while our editors review some great fly-fishing travel gear, including Yeti’s highly functional packing cubes. You’ll also find an in-depth look at Dylan Tomine’s new book called Headwaters, and you’ll learn what we’re talking about when we say, “Gators of the Cree.” Finally, we take a realistic look at the near catastrophe on the Skeena River and what the future of steelhead may look like on that system.
Taking the helm at FFI Mag and building it over the past year has been a great challenge but the rewards are starting to show. We’ll only get better as we add more multi media, including some killer in-house video, and additional writers, photogs and videographers.
Check out the new issue HERE. Hope you enjoy and please share your thoughts.