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Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Amid the current profusion of fly reels on the market, it’s hard to imagine much new being brought to the… more »

Orvis Waders

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Wader

by Ross Purnell, Editor

I’ve backpacked into high-mountain lakes without waders just because I couldn’t handle the extra weight. Standing crotch-deep in numbing water,… more »


Scott G-Series

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In 1976, San Fransisco was ground zero in the world of graphite fly rod design. Golden Gate Casting Club member… more »

Fly Base Layer

Hook & Fly Base Layer

by Jeff Simpson

Blending the best two natural materials in the world—Bamboo and Merino wool—results in a garment that benefits from the best… more »

Ross Evolution R Salt

Ross Evolution R Salt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer disks. What’s better… more »

Spine Of The Rod

Spine Of The Rod

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  John Ange finds and marks the spine of every rod section produced in the Thomas & Thomas factory in… more »

Permit Fishing

The Father of the Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In May 2007 Lincoln Westby used weathered, sun-bleached lumber to post signs at both ends of a 2-mile-long flat near… more »

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Montana as it Was: A Hellroaring Adventure into the Absorka-Beartooth Wilderness

by Jessica McGlothlin

The big-boned bay gelding barely spared a glance as we dug out a 5-weight from the pack mule’s panniers. He… more »


Two Bit Stone

by Charlie Craven

It’s always a good idea to have a plan and, indeed, I had a great plan in mind when I… more »

Best New Fishing Reels of 2018

Best New Fly Reels of 2018

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Sage Spectrum MAX $450-500 The SPECTRUM isn’t just the best reel Sage makes, it’s the best reel Sage has ever… more »

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Fly Fisherman Conservationist of the Year Finalists

by Sarah Grigg

It’s almost time to pick a winner. We looked at more than 50 nominations, and our selection committee very carefully… more »

Silver Sea Trout

The Silver One

by Ross Purnell, Editor

There are many places in the world where the fishing isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. Most… more »

New Fly Fishing Rods of 2018

7 New Fly Rods for 2018

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Orvis Helios 3 To Find a solution, you have to better understand the problem. That’s why rod designers at Orivs… more »


2017 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

by Jeff Simpson

Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the fly fisher in your life. Yeti Rambler Jugs Half-gallon and gallon… more »


The 25th Anniversary of A River Runs Through It

by Jason Borger

“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Those words, written by Norman Maclean and… more »

Abel Limited Edition Johnny Cash Reel

Abel Johnny Cash Limited Edition Reel

by Jonathan Wright

Abel Reels, working in partnership with the Johnny Cash estate, has announced today the release of the Johnny Cash Limited Edition… more »

Oliver White ties his arapaima flies with Owner Aki 8/0 hooks. Jim Klug photo

Big Flies for (Really) Big Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Tying arapaima flies with Oliver White and guide Shun Alvin When I came back from Guyana and showed friends and… more »

Brook Trout Spawning in Salt Water

Brook Trout Spawning in Salt Water

by Jonathan Wright

Researchers in New England have filmed evidence of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) spawning in a brackish salt water estuary. While… more »


GTs And Giant Tortoises

by Sarah Grigg

Riding a cruiser around the three-mile perimeter of Alphonse Island doesn’t take long, but overwhelms the senses nonetheless. The massive… more »

Coastal Rivers of Costa Rica

More Monkeys than People

by Oliver White

Nothing beats bumming around foreign countries looking for adventure. When the folks at Howler Brothers invited me to Costa Rica… more »