Outerwear

World Trout Fund

World Trout funding surpasses quarter-million mark; grants program expands support for threatened species.

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  • By: James Butler
Why Fly Fish

Why Fly Fishing? A new DVD asks, and answers, this very question. By Jim Butler It all started at the Yale Peabody Museum, really. The Peabody was making plans to display a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF), called "Seeing Wonders: The Nature of Fly Fishing."

Layers Upon Layers

Patagonia Guidewater Jacket

It might still be wishful fishing season in the Northeast, but that makes it the right time for the right outerwear.

Required Reading

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New adventures from a favorite fly-fishing penman

Simms G3 Waders, Filsons Mackinaw Jacket and More

G3 Guide Convertible Waders One of the smartest models in Simms' revamped line of waders is the G3 Guide Convertible, which is equally functional in both waist-high and chest-high configurations. Most waders of this type give priority to chest-high mode, with waist-high use an inconvenient afterthought that involves re-wiring your suspenders, fussing with your belt and fighting folds of excess fabric.

More on Fleece

More on Fleece Thanks to Buzz Bryson ["Ask FR&R," Jan/Feb '08] for explaining why fleece is so valuable in increasing enjoyment in our outdoor experiences. He triggered some further thoughts on this topic. There is a larger environmental concern here about use of plastics in our sport, in general.

The 2008 Kudo Awards

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Once again, it's the time of year when the staff of FR&R gets together with some of the magazine's contributors to select those pieces of gear that deserve to be recognized with a Kudo Award...

How much gear is too much?

  • By: Buzz Bryson
Although it      s tempting to pack your vest with every conceivable piece of gear  moderation is the key to an organized and li

What to bring and what to leave; circle hooks and more

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FR amp R Fly Fishing Film Tour

We're pleased to announce that Kirk Hall of Evanston, Wyoming, is the winner of the 2007 Fly-Fishing Film Festival

This is the only place we hope you see March Brown Waters and Take Out Undies together

  • By: Jim Reilly

There's a lot of water in Maine, and sometimes the only way to get to them is to walk far. On my recent hike through Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness I brought with me March Brown's 7-piece, 7-foot rod.