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Fly Fisherman February/March 2018

Fly Fisherman is the world's leading magazine for fly fishing. Every issue provides expert advice on the latest fly fishing techniques, the newest tackle and the hottest new fly patterns. Through informative articles, it highlights the best destinations for trout, salmon, steelhead, bass and saltwater species around the world!

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United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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2 Min.
the people you meet

AS OLIVER WHITE wisely points out in his column “Leaving Fish to Find Fish” (page 10), it’s not the fish that make a day on the water special, it’s the places you visit and the people you meet along the way. I also endorse that notion, that’s why in this issue I decided to publish a portrait of every participant in the inaugural Casting for Recovery/Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event in West Virginia. I was one of 13 river helpers at the event, and have never been more uplifted. The 13 veterans we hosted that weekend were all battling breast cancer, yet they were enthused and energized. I was there presumably to teach them how to fly fish, but what really happened is they taught me what it’s like to…

5 Min.
tight lines

50/50 ON THE WATER A team of us here at The Orvis Company has launched a campaign called 50/50 on the Water to advance gender parity in fly fishing. 50/50 on the Water aims to inspire and celebrate women in the sport we all love. This campaign embodies three main goals: make it easy for women to fly fish through available education and gear choices, celebrate women and conservation, and showcase images of women fly fishing to change industry perception. We’re writing you to thank you for the latter. We recognize that there’s a lack of women generally featured in fly fishing. Orvis has been making strides in broadening our own visual library, but are also working to encourage others to feature authentic imagery of women of different ethnicities, sizes, ages, skill…

8 Min.
leaving fish to find fish

I’VE ALWAYS FELT in fishing that if you work a little harder than everyone else, you have a better chance of finding something magical. Hiking farther down the trail, pushing through the tougher side channels, scouring topo maps for the most remote streams, or being the first or last one down the river are all ways of finding a special place or moment. As a result, I constantly find myself pushing upriver into seldom charted territory. Part of my creed is to go farther than everyone else, hopefully to find something special. There was no reason to think the jungle of Bolivia would be any different. On my first trip to the Sécure River in Bolivia, the fish gods shone on us. The water was clear and we found monster dorado holding…

6 Min.
ripple effect

WHEN SUZANNE TOOLE woke up Saturday morning, April 22, she could hear the effervescent noise of the North Fork outside her cabin. When she stepped outside, it was unseasonably cool, and the clouds wrapped tightly around the mountains like a blanket, issuing a soft rain that didn’t have far to fall before it hit the hard, rocky terrain of West Virginia. The forecast called for 1 to 3 inches of rain in the next 24 hours, which if realized, would turn this pretty headwater trout stream into a battering ram. It has a long history of flooding quickly and killing people. But Toole wasn’t bothered by the forecast. “Who cares about the rain?” she told me. “If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training.” Toole, who is a 23-year veteran of the Army and…

10 Min.
sandy moret

AMERICA’S SUGAR LOBBY is one of the fiercest and most powerful on Capitol Hill. Everglades National Park is one of America’s greatest treasures. Our heavily subsidized sugar industry—a program that costs taxpayers roughly $3.5 billion annually—offers nothing sweet to consumers, taxpayers, or Florida’s waterways. The Florida Everglades represent perhaps one of the greatest casualties of a small, yet powerful special interest group. For nearly 40 years, Sandy Moret, recipient of the 2018 FLY FISHERMAN Conservationist of the Year Award, has fought Florida’s water management policies, which historically focused on satisfying the demands of the sugar cane industry to the detriment of the Everglades. Moret, age 71, hails from a family of Atlanta liquor distributors. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he worked in brokerage in Atlanta for a few years and…

10 Min.
gear guide

Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders There have been packable waders before, but the problem has always been the bulky neoprene feet. Neoprene doesn’t weigh all that much, but you haven’t made “packable” waders if the foot is exactly the same. Instead of a haircut, what you’ve done is trim around the ears. Patagonia has changed the playing field with its new Middle Fork Waders ($350, patagonia.com) by securing a new proprietary rubber material for the feet. There are no seams in either foot piece, and the four-way super-stretchy material is extremely durable for its weight. In large part due to the changes to the foot material, these waders weigh 1.6 pounds (with the wading belt) and roll into a sack that is about the size of a water bottle—and you don’t have…