In This Issue – May/June 2016
VOLUME FORTY, ISSUE 1
The Carp Craze Goes West
From trash fish to trophy status, the common
carp’s prestige has changed over the years, and
the quest to catch one is attracting anglers to
the Rocky Mountain fringe for something other
by Jack Ballard
The Long and Short of Nymphing
Learning how to present nymphs to trout at your
feet or reach out to fish that won’t let you get
within a rod’s length will make you a better angler.
by Jason Randall
California Trout Road Trippin’
Blueprints for a fly fishing road trip to some
of the Golden State’s best trout water.
by Greg Vinci
A relict of the prehistoric lake that covered the
Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho—and
once thought to be extinct—the Bonneville
cutthroat is making a big comeback.
by Phil Monahan
Couple king-size flies with small, hatch-specific
patterns to simultaneously target opportunistic
trout and fish keyed on naturals.
by Phil Tereyla
The Lowdown on Leaders
The good, bad, and ugly of tying your own
leaders or selecting a manufactured taper to
fit your fishing style.
by Mark Halperin
Wind River Gold
Deep in the heart of Wyoming’s wilderness is
a treasured fish that’s eager to please those
willing to reach it.
by Gary Kramer
by Ben Romans
by Will Ryan
photo by Brian O’Keefe
by Ted Fauceglia
by Scott Sanchez
by Kevin App
Front Cover: Photography by Barry and Cathy Beck.