In This Issue
VOLUME 42, ISSUE 5
Russia’s Kola Peninsula and the Yokanga River offer a race of giant Atlantic salmon like none other. —Matt Harris
AK 47 KINGS
If you want to get “spooled” chasing king salmon in the Pacific Northwest, this is your kind of game. —Dana Sturn
Bloody knuckles and burnt-out reels are the norm when chasing false albacore from the boat or from the beach.
WAITING FOR ALBERT
Earning your albies from the beach. —Stephen Sautner
ALBIES FROM THE BOAT
Hang on to your fly rod and watch those knuckles when the reel turns. —Beau Beasley
Labrador’s enormous brook trout, all on top. —Gary Kramer
In Golden, British Columbia, looking for a steelhead stunt double. —Greg Thomas
Atlantics, kings and steel.
Dreaming of steel, and releasing steel, in the Pacific Northwest.
SOUTH FORK SNAKE CUTTHROAT RECOVERY
Biologists are trying to save native cutthroat by trucking rainbows out of Idaho’s South Fork Snake. —Kris Millgate
Bob Baker’s Islamorada dreams expressed through wire sculpture and driftwood. —Tom Keer
TYING FOR THE CRUNCH
S.S. Flies sales trends offer a window into the angling world. —Jerry Gibbs
TOP RUN: ALDER ISLAND POOL
If you want a big salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, you can’t beat Alder Island pool. —Raymond Plourde
Sautner’s A Cast in the Woods, Spitzer’s Beautifully Grotesque. —Ryan Sparks
Access Unlimited’s specialized equipment gets disabled anglers on the water. —Joshua Bergan
BRIGHT LIGHT STEEL
How to fish steelhead when the sun is high. —the editors
What’s behind all the glyphosate hysteria, and why should it worry anglers? —Ted Williams
Hecuba is an overlooked fall drake that often outfishes the more popular green drake. —Dave Hughes
Japan, for golden char, rainbows, and taimen. —Jess McGlothlin
Fighting a brown trout into the backing without ever stinging it with a hook.
COVER: King/chinook salmon test the limits of anglers’ endurance . . . and their tackle. When one comes to the beach, it’s a hard-won fish. — Adam Tavender image