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Ribbon of Turquoise

The Devils River wends through the badlands of southwest Texas, unforgiving territory and the backdrop for these paddlers on a four-day quest for smallmouth and largemouth bass.

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The Beautiful Curse Continues

I’ve been waiting for a son or daughter to share my fervor for fishing. I may have finally found one with a grandson who is taken by all things fish.

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Coming of Age

Two old friends pull story after story from a river of memories as they once again fish the Michigan waters of their boyhood.

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Laughter Rang off Canyon Walls

Climbing mountains for fish is a spiritual endeavor for the author, whose parents pointed him toward a fuller way of life on Montana’s Northern Cheyenne reservation.

Adventure

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‘Big Fun’

The bite for three hours was as hot as it gets for three anglers fishing a seamount 75 miles off Costa Rica.

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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.

People

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The Art of Fishing

He was known as “Trout Boy” around the Yale University campus as a student, so it’s no surprise that artist James Prosek has crafted a career from pursuing, painting and writing about fish.

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Party Boat Living

Party-boat fishing is as much about fun as it is fish. Winning the pool is an honor like no other, and the IRS is none the wiser if you don’t report your winnings.

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A Fishing Life

Henry Walsh’s life story is told in the tackle left behind after his passing, gear that was baptized in the fresh and the salt in pursuit of bass, trout and his greatest love: Atlantic salmon.

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My Boat My Life: “My Regulator”

For the past decade, I entertained a naval architecture fantasy that came to fruition earlier this year. She’ll be my last boat, and finally I can use the phrase “my Regulator.”

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The Vagaries of Current

Art Lee is remembered as a master fly fisherman who stood on the bank before wading or casting, surveying the water for the clues that would make him a “trout’s nemesis, not its butler.”

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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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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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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.

Saltwater

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Trailblazer

Jake Jordan made possible what was once believed to be nearly impossible: catching blue marlin on a fly rod.

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‘Big Fun’

The bite for three hours was as hot as it gets for three anglers fishing a seamount 75 miles off Costa Rica.

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Party Boat Living

Party-boat fishing is as much about fun as it is fish. Winning the pool is an honor like no other, and the IRS is none the wiser if you don’t report your winnings.

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Fact, Folklore or Fiction?

There is a common belief that Atlantic salmon do not feed when migrating upstream. Nonsense, says this enthusiast, who has the evidence to back up his hypothesis.

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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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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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Eye Stopping

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

Freshwater

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Fact, Folklore or Fiction?

There is a common belief that Atlantic salmon do not feed when migrating upstream. Nonsense, says this enthusiast, who has the evidence to back up his hypothesis.

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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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My Boat My Life: “My Regulator”

For the past decade, I entertained a naval architecture fantasy that came to fruition earlier this year. She’ll be my last boat, and finally I can use the phrase “my Regulator.”

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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.