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Fly Fisherman June/July 2019

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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.
experts & storytellers

It was a historic look back at how Fly Fisherman magazine and its cast of writers and photographers shaped the sport as we know it today. This issue is something totally different, not a look back at the past but a step forward into the next 50 years. Most noticeably, if you’re reading this column you’ll see that we’ve redesigned the table of contents and all our departments. This is mostly the creative vision of our new art director Dennis Pastucha, who started with Fly Fisherman in January of this year. He’s been an avid fly fisher and a Fly Fisherman reader for about 15 years. If you fish Pennsylvania streams or the steel-head and brown trout tributaries of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, you may have shared the water…

4 Min.
tight lines

MIRAMICHI MIRACLE I am writing, with a degree of consternation, about the so-called “Miracle on the Miramichi” in the April-May 2019 issue. As I digested the message, written with unconcealed glee by John Field, I couldn’t help but wonder why on earth the resurgence of stripers in the Miramichi could be joyously called a “miracle” and “one of the most successful gamefish recovery stories ever recorded.” I also wondered how anyone could be happy or proud to write about such an event, when in fact the striper invasion could spell the demise of one of the finest Atlantic salmon fisheries still left on this continent—and one that is already in dire straits I have been subscribing to Fly Fisherman for years. However, I have to say that you really dropped the ball on…

8 Min.
africa’s highlands

SIGHT FISHING IN THE TINY KINGDOM OF LESOTHO OLIVER WHITE My first trip to Africa was a tigerfish trip with Tourette Fishing in 2013. That resulted in my first column in Fly Fisherman, a cover story in the Feb.-Mar. 2015 issue titled “The Day It Happened.” It was arguably my best fishing adventure to date, spectacular fishing wrapped up in an amazing landscape and cultural experience. It left me longing to return time and time again, and I’ve been able to make a handful of trips to Africa now and I still find myself in awe. As with many trips, you often check one thing off your list to catch or do, and add several new ones to the list. The Kingdom of Lesotho, one of the world’s smallest countries, wasn’t…

10 Min.
solving river conflicts

21ST CENTURY APPROACHES TO PRESERVING QUALITY EXPERIENCES ON THE WATER BOOTS ALLEN Data from numerous blue ribbon trout streams across the West suggests that fish are no smaller or less plentiful than they were several decades ago. In some cases, there are more trout and the size ratio is healthier. Fish may have been easier to catch back then, but our tackle and techniques have improved. Fly fishers who have similarly evolved can hook into just as many as anglers did several decades ago. But less crowded streams? That’s another issue. Tales of angler-driven congestion abound these days: 80 driftboat launches in three hours on Section A of the Green River; 120 boat trailers parked at Three Dollar Bridge on the Madison; two or more rods to a riffle on the Provo.…

6 Min.
vinyasa and the vineyard

A CATCH-AND-RELEASE CAPTAIN BALANCING HER LIFE THROUGH YOGA HILARY HUTCHESON They might affirm they are trying to eat healthier, drink more water, get ample sleep and exercise. But more than a few are quickly betrayed by the weathered jowls of dehydration, tired eyes, creaking joints, a bum back, and frustrated family members. Their bank accounts yo-yo like a 1980s fad diet, as their moods follow suit. They take the “work hard, play hard” mantra to heart, giving their all in all they do. In some ways, Capt. Abbie Schuster fits the bill. She admittedly works too hard as owner/operator of Kismet Outfitters. Schuster’s successful fly-fishing operation on Martha’s Vineyard demands her bell-to-bell attention as its head guide, reservationist, bookkeeper, marketer, and IT tech support. Growing up in a New England fishing family,…

7 Min.
new & notable

ABEL + SPYDERCO NATIVE 5 KNIFE I have a friend who leaned against a tree high on a riverbank. Unbeknownst to him, high water had eroded the roots, and both the tree and the angler tumbled down the bank into the river. My friend found himself trapped underwater because the shoulder straps on his backpack had become entangled with the root wad. Luckily his fishing partner had a knife and was able to cut the straps and save his life. Another acquaintance accidentally released his anchor while navigating a Class III rapid. If he had a knife handy, he could have cut the anchor rope. Instead, his boat was swamped and he lost thousands of dollars worth of rods, reels, and other tackle. If you spend time in the outdoors, you need a…