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Field & Stream

Field & Stream June/July 2019

"The World's Leading Outdoor Magazine." devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
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9 Issues


2 min.
field & stream

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Colin Kearns GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sean Johnston GROUP MANAGING EDITOR Jean McKenna EXECUTIVE EDITOR Dave Hurteau DEPUTY EDITOR Slaton L. White MANAGING EDITOR Margaret Nussey FISHING EDITOR Joe Cermele HUNTING EDITOR Will Brantley SHOOTING EDITOR John B. Snow SENIOR EDITOR Natalie Krebs COPY EDITOR Nicole Paskowsky PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR John Toolan DESIGN DIRECTOR Russ Smith PRODUCTION MANAGER Judith Weber ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Robert Dominguez DIGITAL DIRECTOR Nate Matthews SEO EDITOR Ben Duchesney ONLINE EDITOR Ben Romans ASSOCIATE ONLINE EDITOR Matthew Every SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR David Maccar EDITORS-AT-LARGE Kirk Deeter, Bill Heavey, T. Edward Nickens, Michael R. Shea FIELD EDITORS Scott Bestul (Whitetails), Phil Bourjaily (Shotguns), Bob Marshall (Conservation), David E. Petzal (Rifles) CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Gerald Almy, Duncan Barnes, David DiBenedetto, Sid Evans, Brad Fenson, Hal Herring, Mark Hicks, Steven Hill, M.D. Johnson, Ted Leeson, Richard Mann, Keith McCafferty, Thomas McIntyre, Jonathan Miles, Mark Modoski, George Reiger (Conservation Editor Emeritus), Ross Robertson, Will…

2 min.
cutt loose

CUTTHROATS REMIND ME of summer. It could be their dreamsicle slash marks, which have always struck me as the perfect summer color. It could be the connection to hoppers—my favorite summer pattern and, coincidentally, the one that’s tricked more cutthroats into rising at the end of my line than any other fly. Or it could simply be the fact that all of the occasions on which I’ve caught cutties have been some of the best summer days of my life. The first one I landed came from the North Fork River in Arkansas. I was 18 years old, enjoying my first-ever solo road trip. That trout wasn’t big, but it absolutely made my day. A few years passed before I netted my second cutthroat, which hit a Lightning Bug drifting through…

1 min.

Artist John S. Dykes makes his F&S debut in this issue with the illustrations he created for “Life of the Party Boat” (p. 66). CK: Have you ever had the pleasure of fishing from a party boat? JSD: I’ve fished quite a bit in Montauk, New York, but never on a party boat. But I’d marvel every time I saw one—wondering how they avoided one big tangled mess. CK: There’s so much great detail in the opening illustration. Do you have a favorite scene in it? JSD: Yes, both captains! I love the one at the top with his girlfriend holding him from going overboard, as well as the Love Boat captain hanging with the bachelorette party. CK: What did you enjoy most about this assignment? JSD: Having the chance to work a lot of detail…

4 min.
jump in

FROM THE BANK, I pulled the knot tight on my dropper fly and looked out over the river, which sent a quick shiver of fear knifing through my excitement, like the feeling you have before you get on a carnival ride. The river was up, hurtling foam over the boulders after one of those long summer rainstorms that leaves wisps of steam spiraling above the fields—exactly how it looked when my grade-school buddy Jo and I first fished the spot, years ago. Jo had a reputation as a tough kid. (Nobody pointed out to Jo, for example, that only girls spell that name without the e.) The river didn’t scare him. He hiked the worm box—filled with night crawlers we’d pinched in the rain the night before—from his waist to his…

5 min.
the fine print

CLAPOTIS. THAT IS THE word I’ve been trying to scrape off the tip of my tongue for an hour, and it comes back to me as I cast a Purple Haze dry fly along a rock-walled stretch of Montana’s Spotted Bear River. The wall gives out where a boulder squats on the shoreline, pushing a bulge of clear flow into the middle of the channel, and it’s about the troutiest-looking 20 feet of creek I’ve ever seen. The leader straightens, the fly drops, and I ready myself for what will surely be the jolting strike of a serious cutthroat trout. Only a big fish could manage life in the clapotis. The word comes from a French phrase meaning “lapping of water,” and it describes a standing wave train that neither moves…

3 min.
panfish risotto

This is the perfect recipe for when the summertime fishing yields a mixed stringer, maybe some panfish and a small bass. Sure, you could freeze them, but you could also fold their fresh-aught flavor into this risotto: a medley of Arborio rice, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Save the heads and bones when you clean the fish; it’s optional, but simmering them in the corn stock adds a deeper level of flavor. Like all risottos, this one requires some stirring time at the stove, but arming yourself with a cold beer and some good tunes makes this an exercise in pleasure. INGREDIENTS 1 lb. fillets from clean, white fish (panfish, bass, walleye), heads and bones reserved (optional)2 ears fresh corn1 leek, white part finely chopped and dark-green part reserved1 celery rib1 clove garlic6…