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Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, July/October 2008

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  • Refusal Analysis
  • Call of the Wild Cutthroats
  • 500 Grains of Baja Adventure
  • 100th Sporting Life: Works of Art
  • WEB BONUS: Baja Flies
  • Editor’s Notes
  • Herring Hearsay
  • Short Casts
  • Shallow Popping
  • WEB BONUS: Be Bear Aware!
  • The CDC Detached Body Mayfly
  • EDITORS’ PICK: Friends on the Water
  • The Winged Beetle
  • O Crappie Days!
  • Tippet-to-Leader Knots
  • WEB BONUS: More on Flotants
  • WEB BONUS: Do-It-Yourself Flotant Holder
  • Staying on Top


Refusal Analysis

Why trout refuse to eat your fly, and what you can do to change their fishy minds.

  • By: Trapper Badovinac

Call of the Wild Cutthroats

Fishing for cutthroat trout in the backcountry of Montana's Glacier National Park takes a little bit of fortitude-which means check your bear-anoia at the park entrance.

  • By: R. C. Hooker

500 Grains of Baja Adventure

Fast-sinking lines, big flies, ocean-going kayaks and an endless array of species- it must be Baja, Mexico. Travel to the coast of La Paz to learn how it's done, by kayak...

  • By: Scott Sadil
  • Photography by: Gary Bulla

100th Sporting Life: Works of Art

A celebration of the collaboration of John Gierach and Bob White.

  • By: John Gierach

WEB BONUS: Baja Flies

Four fly patterns that Baja guide Gary Bulla uses to put clients on ocean fish.

  • By: Scott Sadil

Editor's Notes

Working with John Gierack

  • By: Joe Healy

Herring Hearsay

In what should be America's most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.

  • By: Ted Williams

Short Casts

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."

  • By: Jim Butler

Shallow Popping

Tactics and strategies for surface fishing in the coastal shallows.

  • By: Chico Fernandez

WEB BONUS: Be Bear Aware!

The author of "Call of the Wild Cutthroats" offers some tips on staying safe in bear country...

  • By: A. J. Hand
  • and A. J. Somerset
  • Photography by: Adriano Manocchia
  • and Al Caucci
  • Illustrations by: A. J. Hand
  • , Al Ristori
  • and Albert Haas Jr.

The CDC Detached Body Mayfly

From Europe comes an inventive mayfly pattern with an easy-to-make extended body and a floats-like-a-cork CDC wing.

  • By: Barry Ord Clarke

EDITORS' PICK: Friends on the Water

Friends on the Water: Fly Fishing in Good Company pays homage to fly-fishing bonds in the images of one of our sport's premier photographers, who's also chosen essays and excerpts from 33 authors reporting on a special connection...

  • By: Seth Norman

The Winged Beetle

Every beetle I've ever seen on the water has its wing tips visible just behind the shell back halves. This usually amounts to about 25 percent of the insect's total silhouette. Yet all the beetle patterns I see in catalogs and in fly shops have no wing tips showing. I think it's

  • By: A. K. Best

O Crappie Days!

The Speckled panfish does take flies.

  • By: Chad Mason

Tippet-to-Leader Knots

And examining bug behavior.

WEB BONUS: More on Flotants

July/October 2008 Bonus!

WEB BONUS: Do-It-Yourself Flotant Holder

Here is a simple and effective method for making a flotant holder for your fly vest. You will need a 2-inch wide elastic strip and 3/4 inch wide nylon strapping; a 3/4 inch strap keeps everything small and light. These materials are available at many out-door or sewing retailers.

  • By: Darrel Martin

Staying on Top

Keep your flies floating where the fish want them by using today's flotants in the most effective ways.

  • By: Darrel Martin
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