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Fly Fisherman October - November - December 2017

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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Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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Bimonthly
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3 Min.
when guides go fishing

I HAVE WORKED MANY years as a fly-fishing guide, and I’ve also been guided by some of the best in the business. I know quite a few full-time guides who are happy to hire a professional when they take a fly-fishing vacation because they understand that guide knowledge is invaluable when you parachute into a foreign location. Beyond their expertise, local guides have resources like skiffs, drift boats, float planes, or secret accesses that can boost your productivity. If you want to catch fish, a guide is indisputably the best way to go. However, if you love adventure, surprises, experimenting, and you’re willing to trade fishless hours or days for the thrill of independent discovery, nothing matches the satisfaction of do-it-yourself fly fishing whether it’s a few days of looking for…

4 Min.
tight lines

GREEN WEENIE JINX The jinx of the Green Weenie is hereby placed on FLY FISHERMAN by the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited, pending an editorial correction. Our founding member Russ Mowery (1929-1997) and his fishing buddy Ken Igo—not Charlie Meck as you printed [June-July 2017, page 53]—created the Green Weenie fly pattern. Charlie spread the fame of the Green Weenie in his book Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania (Backcountry Publications, 1989) when he wrote: “Ken (Igo) started the day with an unusual chartreuse-colored fly that the locals call the Green Weenie. It was the first time I’d seen this fly.” Russ owned Mowery’s Fly Box in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. He was known for his dry flies, but he also knew how to teach others to tie—particularly kids.…

10 Min.
mega grande

IT’S 110 DEGREES. I’m baking in my own sweat, soaked from merely standing and watching. The sand is so hot I buried my feet to protect my flip-flops. With fading optimism I scan the water hoping to see a dark shape moving my way, but I see nothing. It’s not happening, and it hasn’t been happening for the past 36 hours. Part of me is hoping one of my amigos will call this off for the rest of the afternoon so we can drink cold cervezas in the shade, but there’s little hope of that happening. We’re all guides, finally on a fishing vacation of our own, and it’s the first time in Baja Mexico for all of us. We’ve all been dreaming of a grande roosterfish from the beach—a…

10 Min.
new jersey beach blitzes

IN THE SPRING and summer, baitfish are distributed widely throughout New England’s coastal region and so are the gamefish that feed on them. In the fall, it’s a different game. Coastal water temperatures drop, the days get shorter, and the new and full moon lunar phases act as a green light to trigger a fall bait-fish migration that fly fishers know as “blitz” season. When mullet, anchovies, spearing, menhaden, herring, and other baitfish gather together in massive schools for their annual southward migrations, they attract enormous numbers of striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore that move quickly, decimating anything in their paths much like the German blitzkrieg tactics of World War II. In the fall, finding these blitzes along New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline is easy. Look for diving birds…

9 Min.
kim brannock

The rugged, dry country of central Oregon is cut through by one of America’s most iconic rivers—the Deschutes. The history of the Deschutes is defined by Native American culture, pioneers of agriculture and logging, and today’s modern agricultural and recreational economies. The Deschutes is where locals kayak, fish, hike, enjoy wildlife, gather with families, and connect with the landscape. Its waters also sustain the crops that feed the West and our nation. By aesthetic standards, the Deschutes is a spectacular body of water. But its Wild & Scenic designation is deceiving. For 100 years the Deschutes has been a river in decline. Just ask Kim Brannock of Bend, Oregon. In October 2013, Brannock was running down a favorite trail along the river. Everything seemed to move in perfect harmony that day—a good…

6 Min.
gear guide

Salt HD Sage’s KonneticHD technology uses smaller carbon fibers with less gap between them for a high-density lay-up with less resin, and a better strength-to-weight ratio. (It’s like a hamburger with more beef, and less filler.) In the Sage X rod series, that technology translated into light, responsive rods with incredible sensitivity. Sage took that same attribute in the opposite direction with the Salt HD ($950, sageflyfish.com), using the densely packed fibers to give saltwater junkies more strength and incredible lifting power. The rod has beautiful cosmetics with a squid ink blank, electric blue trim, a black anodized reel seat with the line weight laser-etched on the one-way alignment sliding band, oversized Fuji ceramic stripping guides, and a full wells cork grip. But don’t get fooled by the luxury exterior, as under…