Anglers Journal - A Fishing Life
The Shining Tides

The Shining Tides

An excerpt from a fictional story of a record striped bass and the Cape Cod community turned upside down by its appearance.

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Free Flowing

Artist Dan Sharley is a passionate fly fisherman whose work is punctuated by experimentation, a calculated lack of control and an openness to making mistakes.

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Eye Stopping

White marlin fever draws thousands of newbies and seasoned anglers to the Mid-Atlantic, the epicenter for summer marlin fishing.

Adventure

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River Hewn

A longtime guide’s love letter to Montana, where rivers are deep with fishing options and the field of play is as wide as the eye can see.

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Ties That Bind

A father-son relationship is strengthened during a fishing trip to New Zealand, as the young man prepares to leave home and the elder contemplates a new phase in their lives.

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Out There

Two guides embark on a “Jungle Creek” expedition in the southwest Alaska bush before their summer work season begins. Their holy grail is an untouched rainbow fishery.

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

People

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Last of its Kind

With his three kids off to college, the boat is a little quieter and a little emptier. A father looks back on the years he spent with his most reliable fishing partners.

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My Boat My Life: David Wilson

This longtime designer never owned his own boat until he and his father purchased a Jupiter 26 FS, which has brought together three generations of anglers.

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Tour De Force

Capt. R.T. Trosset, the dean of Key West Guides, has been fooling fish like few others for 44 years

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Reeling in the Years

Venerable Tochterman’s tackle shop in Baltimore has been satisfying the wants and needs of generations of fisher folk for 102 years.

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Ties That Bind

A father-son relationship is strengthened during a fishing trip to New Zealand, as the young man prepares to leave home and the elder contemplates a new phase in their lives.

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A Conversation with Thomas McGuane

The prolific writer and sportsman published his 17th book this past spring, the latest achievement in a career that started with doing brake jobs in Wyoming and guiding in Key West.

Staying low, the author scans a bank for rising trout. The demanding character of such water spurred his quest for this special rod.

Art of the Possible

A collaboration between the author and a craftsman ended a 30-year quest to solve a hundred-year-old problem: producing a long, functional 2-weight split-cane fly rod.

Saltwater

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Crazy Good

Albies, little tunnies, fat Alberts — call them what you want, but once you hook one on light tackle, you’re doomed to chasing them for the long run.

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Tour De Force

Capt. R.T. Trosset, the dean of Key West Guides, has been fooling fish like few others for 44 years

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Ultimate Mahi

Whether trolling or “running and gunning,” mahi are great on the rod and on the table. And pound for pound, a big one is a handful on a fly rod.

Key West was a beacon for the author and his friends, and tarpon were objects of desire.

Tom and the Fat Boys

D’Artagnan would be proud of these musketeers — artists and writers who fished, hunted, drank and cooked from one end of the country to the other, with Key West as a beacon.

Serious anglers looking to up their game are turning to professional-grade sonar, which has the ability to see 360 degrees around the boat and detect fish from a quarter-mile or more away.

Sonar Revolution

Serious anglers looking to up their game are turning to professional-grade sonar, which has the ability to see 360 degrees around the boat and detect fish from a quarter-mile or more away.

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Spring Silver

You start your day hours before sunup, drive the dirt roads and rig in the dark, but the reward makes it worthwhile: hickory shad

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Secret Order of Scup

A boyhood summer day spent landing scup by the dozen — think cut-offs and bicycles — planted a seed that grew into a lifetime of fishing.

Freshwater

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River Hewn

A longtime guide’s love letter to Montana, where rivers are deep with fishing options and the field of play is as wide as the eye can see.

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Ties That Bind

A father-son relationship is strengthened during a fishing trip to New Zealand, as the young man prepares to leave home and the elder contemplates a new phase in their lives.

Staying low, the author scans a bank for rising trout. The demanding character of such water spurred his quest for this special rod.

Art of the Possible

A collaboration between the author and a craftsman ended a 30-year quest to solve a hundred-year-old problem: producing a long, functional 2-weight split-cane fly rod.

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Out There

Two guides embark on a “Jungle Creek” expedition in the southwest Alaska bush before their summer work season begins. Their holy grail is an untouched rainbow fishery.

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Spring Silver

You start your day hours before sunup, drive the dirt roads and rig in the dark, but the reward makes it worthwhile: hickory shad

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

Boats & Gear

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Reeling in the Years

Venerable Tochterman’s tackle shop in Baltimore has been satisfying the wants and needs of generations of fisher folk for 102 years.

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Bulking Up

The Latest in Outboard Power. Six new engines prove bigger is better when it comes to outboards, with three manufacturers now offering V-8 options.

Serious anglers looking to up their game are turning to professional-grade sonar, which has the ability to see 360 degrees around the boat and detect fish from a quarter-mile or more away.

Sonar Revolution

Serious anglers looking to up their game are turning to professional-grade sonar, which has the ability to see 360 degrees around the boat and detect fish from a quarter-mile or more away.

The author and his 22-foot Privateer Roamer

My Boat My Life — By Jay Fleming

I found my 22-foot Privateer Roamer in an art gallery, and she can take just about anything the Chesapeake can throw at her as I fish and photograph my home waters.

The Magic Plug

The Magic Plug

A veteran striper fisherman goes to great lengths to make exact replicas of an old plug that still exerts a certain kind of magic on the fish.