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Book Review: Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey about Guido Rahr’s salmon passion

Salmon feed us, and their presence tells us that our rivers are still healthy. At least 137 different species depend on the marine-rich nutrients that wild salmon provide. [...]

August 13, 2019 Book Review, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Salmon Fishing, Slide

Book Review: A new classic, “Squaretail” by Bob Mallard

"Plunge" stocking over wild fish is not good science, and introducing nonnative fish, and nonnative bait can be dumber than a reality TV show host turned politician. [...]

August 5, 2019 Book Review, brook trout, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Steve Kantner’s Fifty Women Who Fish

If you like profiles, Kantners is a master at writing them, and there's 50 of them to enjoy. All women of many walks of life. The fly fishers are very cool. [...]

May 13, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Thomas McGuane gets refreshed praise 20 years later

The essays in The Longest Silence constitute a kind of trout-bum scripture in which the prescription for transcendence isn’t ritual or prowess but rather diligent immersion. [...]

February 19, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Steve Hudson’s Chattahoochee Trout

No living person knows more about the world-class 45 or so miles of trout angling real estate of Chattahoochee River, The River That Runs Through Atlanta, than Steve Hudson [...]

October 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: An old book (about fishing) is a good book

Upriver and Downstream: The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures is a book you can read in bites. No plot to follow, just fun snippets [...]

February 10, 2017 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: The only instruction you’ll ever need to catch El Refuser

Even if success with permit is still a goal, the tips and tactics you will learn with A Passion For Permit will immediately make you a better bonefish and tarpon angler [...]

December 29, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Frank O’Brien, a man with a vision, passion and “True Grit”

The origin of offshore big game fishing can be found in this book, and Frank O'Brien was a part of it. He loved what he did, flourished in it and influenced it in a big way [...]

July 20, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Flyfisher’s Guide to New England

The book tells you everything you need to know to enjoy a lifetime of fishing in New England, from maps and directions to the flies and times of the year to fish. [...]

July 14, 2016 Book Review, Flies, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

Book Review: Fly fishing for crappie, the game fish for all seasons

With the possible exception of Dave Whitlock, Terry and Roxanne Wilson probably know more about "panfish" than anyone who ever dangled a worm or cast a fly [...]

July 11, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide