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Fly Fisherman

Fly Fisherman April/May 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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3 Min.
lefty’s deceiver

MY THUMB WAS already suffering from tendinitis and my shoulder ached when I peered into my fly box the morning of my third day on Brazil’s Rio Marié. I had brought with me all the latest flies—Double Barrel Poppers, Pole Dancers, Game Changers, and Peacock Cruisers—and I was catching some beastly peacocks, but my body was paying a price. I wasn’t sure I could keep casting giant flies like these all day long for six days straight. It wasn’t like flats fishing where you take turns on the casting platform and get regular rest breaks. On the Rio Marié, you and your fishing partner are casting all day. Big flies, 10-weight rods, and heavy lines. I was looking for something easier to cast when I saw about a half dozen chartreuse…

4 Min.
tight lines

❱ THE MAGIC OF MONGOLIA It took me a while, but I finally read Ross Purnell’s Mongolia story [Feb.-Mar. 2017]. I found it last night while going through a stack of unread magazines, and I absolutely loved it. I previously thought I had no special interest in traveling that far for any fish, but the author reminded me that, as Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” While I see little chance of getting there in the short term, Mongolia is now emphatically on my life list. Thanks for the great read! TOM MONTGOMERY JACKSON, WYOMING ❱ BIG FISH, TRUE STORY “Bow River Reboot” by Sean F. Britt in the previous issue [Feb.-Mar. 2018] was accurate and well written. As…

10 Min.
a tribute to lefty

WE ALL NEED a “Lefty” . . . even if he spends his adult life doing things right-handed. We need a Lefty for myriad, personal reasons. He’s needed to set the bar, to show us the way, to point out what’s possible, to mentor us, and to make us laugh. He’s there to teach us how to make the tough decisions, to be humble, gracious, get rid of our coats and ties, to eat right (just kidding), and to form tight loops! Dropping Jaws In the fall of 1965, Bernard “Lefty” Kreh was the newly appointed director of the Metropolitan Miami Fishing Tournament, and he was scheduled to speak at a regular meeting of my fishing club. He was new to the job, unknown to the local fishing community, and anxious to…

11 Min.
dubai on the fly

WHEN CAPTAIN NICK Bowles’s girlfriend (now wife) left their farming community in South Africa to take a job with Emirates airlines in Dubai, the sportsman decided to follow her, not certain he would be able fish or hunt the way he could in the wilds of Africa. To his delight, what he found in the shadow of the city’s sleek skyline was a premier saltwater fishery that had seldom seen a fly rod. Despite the desert setting, the Arabian Gulf lapping Dubai’s shore teems with queenfish, Spanish mackerel, and golden trevally “When I arrived in Dubai in 2002, there was not much in the way of fishing, guiding, or even information,” Bowles said. “I started an informational website called Ocean Active as a hobby, and then started receiving a lot of…

4 Min.
new & notable

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Women’s Waders During my daily commute, my thoughts drift to the call of water—the water’s song as it rolls over stones telling stories, the embrace of water lapping against your legs, and the electricity of a morning dance with a scaly being from beneath the water. A good pair of waders is my transportation into this world. Orvis’s Ultralight Convertible Waders ($300, orvis.com) are an example of minimalist ingenuity—stripping everything down to reveal its essential quality. Waders that protect you from the elements, fit well, and provide freedom of motion can help your mind focus on the important task at hand. At 2.4 pounds, they don’t add much weight to carry-on or checked luggage, and I discovered that when rolled up, they fit into the shoe pocket of my two-day…

5 Min.

The Feather Thief The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson. Viking 2018, 320 pages, $27 hardcover, ISBN: 9978-1-101-98161-0. In June 2009, 20-year-old American Edwin Rist broke into the British Museum of Natural History and stole 299 rare bird skins collected as scientific specimens more than 150 years ago. Rist planned the crime in advance, used grappling hooks to scale a wall, snipped barbed wire, used latex gloves to conceal his fingerprints, and broke a glass window on the building’s second story after he dropped a laser glass cutter he’d brought for that purpose. He walked out of the museum carrying a suitcase with more than $1 million worth of rare feathers. The preserved skins included flame bowerbirds, magnificent riflebirds, Indian crows, resplendent quetzals, blue chatterers, and birds of paradise that were part of…