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Article: Different Strokes

YOU’RE FINALLY THERE. After years of saving coffee money and a thousand hours poring over catalogs, you’ve made the decision to buy …

Article: Taper Tech

SOME MONTHS AGO A FRIEND RECRUITED ME to teach her how to fly fish, and the first time I put a fly …

Article: Googling the Backcountry

“THIS BLOWS,” and other bitter thoughts run through your mind as you’re faced with a familiar scene: There’s not one open parking …

Article: Cooking Up Some Lines

A FLY LINE seems like a pretty simple product—little more than some plastic material gooped around a thin piece of string. The …

Long Shots

THE JET OUTBOARD gurgled to a halt as I stepped out onto a vast gravelly shoal. The river that greeted me was …

Night Time is the Right Time

DUSK FALLS PURPLE as the electric whirring of golf carts begins to fade, each note individually consumed as the carts disappear into …

Reinventing the Wheel

This article originally ran in the November/December 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. EVERY SPRING, you walk …

Article: Switched On!

This article originally ran in the Fall 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. THE COWS WERE CAUSING …

Article: Brake Jobs

This article originally ran in the Spring 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. ON A TRIP THROUGH …

Buffalo National River, Arkansas

The Arkansas elk herd, courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation. The Buffalo National River in the north Arkansas Ozarks is one …

Down and Out on the Xingu

“PIRANHA” THE GUIDE SPAT, indicating that I should cast elsewhere. I had no regard for such misgivings: if the piranha were the …

Article: Choosing Cane

This article originally ran in the November/December 2006 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. W RITERS AND ENTHUSIASTS …

Article: Breathing Underwater

I F YOU’VE LOOKED AT THE STACK of fly-fishing catalogs on your bedstand lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of recent growth. …