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Fly Fisherman

October/November/December 2019

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!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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fly fisherman

PUBLISHER/EDITOR ROSS PURNELL ART DIRECTOR DENNIS PASTUCHA SALES REPRESENTATIVE / CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BEN HOFFMAN 717-695-8075 PRODUCTION MANAGER MELISSA WILLIAMS CONTRIBUTING EDITORS OLIVER WHITE PAUL WEAMER HILARY HUTCHESON JOHN SHERMAN JIM MCLENNAN BRUCE CHARD GEORGE DANIEL CHARLIE CRAVEN LANDON MAYER FIELD EDITORS MIKE MERCER WEST COAST LANCE EGAN WESTERN MATT SUPINSKI MIDWEST PAT DORSEY SOUTHWEST JAY NICHOLS NORTHEAST JOHN J. LARISON NORTHWEST BLANE CHOCKLETT SOUTHEAST BRIAN IRWIN NEW ENGLAND CONTRIBUTORS TOM LARIMER RED KULPER NICK PIONESSA NICK KELLEY JOSH HUTCHINS JOHN SHERMAN EARL HARPER MATT MCCANNEL JOHN FIELD NATIONAL AD SALES ACCOUNT DIRECTOR DETROIT OFFICE KEVIN DONLEY 248-798-4458 NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE CHICAGO OFFICE CARL BENSON 312-955-0496 DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING/NON-ENDEMIC ANTHONY SMYTH 914-693-8700 PRESIDENT & CEO JIM LIBERATORE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PUBLISHING & BRANDED MEDIA MIKE CARNEY EVP, GROUP PUBLISHER & OPERATIONS DEREK SEVCIK VP, CONSUMER MARKETING PETER WATT VP, MANUFACTURING DEB DANIELS DIRECTOR, MARKETING KIM SHAY SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION CONNIE MENDOZA DIRECTOR, PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY KYLE MORGAN SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR TIM NEHER OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN GROUP® DIGITAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, FISHING JEFF SIMPSON DIGITAL EDITOR, HUNTING DREW PELLMAN…

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guide beer grant

EARLIER THIS YEAR WE REPORTED ON A NEW PRODUCT FROM SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY CALLED GUIDE BEER. GUIDE BEER IS A CRISP BREW WITH LOW ALCOHOL CONTENT, THE KIND OF THING THAT SMASHES YOUR THIRST ON A HOT SUMMER AFTERNOON, BUT STILL KEEPS YOU ON YOUR TOES FOR THE EVENING HATCH. THE IDEA BEHIND THE EASY-DRINKING AMERICAN LAGER WAS TO DIRECT 11% OF ALL PROFITS FROM SALES OF THE BEER INTO A FUND TO HELP ALLEVIATE UNEXPECTED EXPENSES CAUSED BY MEDICAL BILLS, NATURAL DISASTERS, AND OTHER HARDSHIPS COMMON TO THE SEASONAL LIFESTYLES OF FLY-FISHING GUIDES. The idea of a fund for guides sounded like something all fly fishers could get behind, but there were questions: How long would it take to start helping guides, how much money would this add up to,…

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the new new

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON (AND GENERIC) QUESTIONS I GET IS, “WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPECIES OR DESTINATION?” MY ANSWER IS THAT IT’S NEVER A FISH OR PLACE, BUT ALWAYS A PROCESS. I LOVE SIGHT CASTING, AND THE TRIPS I ENJOY THE MOST ARE THE ONES ON THE FRINGE—PLACES THAT AREN’T COMPLETELY DIALED IN, WHERE THERE IS STILL SOME LEARNING TO DO, AND SPECIES THAT FORCE YOU TO FIGURE OUT THE PUZZLE OR CRACK THE CODE. AFTER ALL . . . THAT’S THE ESSENCE OF FLY FISHING. What’s the new new? Chasing permit in a different part of the world is new, and chasing a species of permit I’ve never seen or really heard of, that’s the new new; that uncharted territory that is only getting harder and harder to find.…

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montauk’s shore game

BETWEEN BREAKS IN THE POUNDING SURF, I’M ABLE TO THROW MOST OF MY LINE INTO THE HEADWIND. AFTER A FEW MINUTES ON MY ROCK PERCH, I SETTLE INTO AN UNEASY RHYTHM OF CASTING AND BRACING FOR IMPACT. GETTING MY LINE OUT ISN’T NECESSARY JUST FOR FISHING; IT’S TO PREVENT THE CONTENTS OF MY STRIPPING BASKET FROM DROWNING ME WHEN A BIGGER WAVE HITS AND SENDS ME TO AN UNWANTED MEETING WITH DAVY JONES. EVERY NOW AND THEN, MY RETRIEVE IS INTERRUPTED BY A SCHOOL-SIZED STRIPED BASS. Located 120 miles from New York City at the eastern terminus of Long Island, Montauk Point has a long and storied past. Settled in the middle of the 1600s, this quaint fishing village has seen more than its fair share of history. It was the…

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steve rajeff

HEROES IN THE OUTDOORS SHOULD BE REVERED NOT JUST FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT ALSO FOR THE WAY THEY RELATE TO PEOPLE AND PASS ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE. STEVE RAJEFF IS KNOWN FOR HIS UNPARALLELED ACHIEVEMENTS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT CASTING, AND AS THE SENIOR ROD DESIGNER FOR G.LOOMIS SINCE 1985, BUT HIS PUBLIC PERSONA IS AN ENIGMA—VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT HE DOES FOR OTHERS, AND WHO HE IS AS A PERSON. Those lucky enough to have had contact with him and his family know Rajeff as an extremely humble, generous, thoughtful, and lighthearted man. He has taught me a lot about casting, and we’ve shared volunteer responsibilities, great fishing, food, beverages, and friendship, and he is one of the best practitioners of the Golden Rule I know. At a casting tournament…

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new & notable

SIMMS G4 PRO Simms already had what was widely regarded as the most comfortable, durable, and feature-rich wader on the face of the planet, but that didn’t stop them from scrapping the flagship made-in-Montana waders, and starting over with a new design, new materials, and a new Gore-Tex fabric for completely redesigned G4 Pro and G4Z waders that will be available in October 2019. The new Gore-Tex Pro Shell material is what drove this redesign: It’s a tougher and more durable breathable material than the previous Pro Shell, which allowed Simms to build the new G4 with four layers in the legs—instead of the five layers found in the old G4—for a wader that is lighter, more breathable, and, according to the results of more than 15,000 hours of guide testing, also…

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