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River of Death

Kayak fly fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains is as tough as Quantico Marine officers' boot

John Randolph

Move over Dame Juliana: The Very First Words Ever Written about Fly Fishing

Steve Raymond's hilarious tale of a Roman scribe's depiction of fooling fish with flies, circa

Steve Raymond

Norman Maclean's "The Edges of Swirls"

A short story about the lives and deaths of fish and fisherman, excerpted from the afterword

Norman Maclean

John Gierach's You Can't Eat the Scenery

Exploring the disconnect between young fly-fishing guides and old fly-fishing clients.

John Gierach

Robert Traver's Loon Calls on the Polecat

A legendary fly-fishing writer's "chronic pooptitude of overripe maturity," at a secret lake.

Robert Traver

Requiem for Hatch Matching

Lamenting the era of fishing big, foam dry flies.

Jim McLennan

Fly Fishing through Parenthood

How "the greatest adventure" changes your fly-fishing priorities.

Oliver White

Fly Fisherman's Fire

Fishing friends help a legendary fly angler reignite his passion.

Nick Lyons

Upriver in the Tongass

Salmon push ever forward against the falling water as their ancestors did toward the place of

Steve Ramirez

Afraid of Small Spaces

Here, try these. I'll see you after lunch,” Brandon said, passing me a box of soft-hackles and

Aaron Wood

The Chernobyl Tomato

A special fruits-and-vegetables-only season enacted to combat invasives introduced to combat

Steve Raymond

The Kinship of Fishing

Sharing the water with refugees from atrocities.

Rick Dantzler

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