In This Issue – January/February 2017
Trout Tails & Powder Trails
Five Rocky Mountain winter destinations where terrific skiing and outstanding fishing converge.
by Jack Ballard
Gear of the Year 2017
A brief look at the most innovative and noteworthy fly fishing products landing on retailers’ shelves this year, and reasons why you should consider a few tackle upgrades.
by Ben Romans
This underappreciated game fish is a great fly rod quarry, especially during the spring spawning run.
by Phil Monahan
A Place for Everything
A practical approach to fly and fly box organization can save you time and frustration on the water.
by Logan Kennedy
Revise the reputation of the “pretty, but dumb” alpine cutthroat trout with a DIY trek of your own.
by Joshua Bergan
Where and how to target trout amongst some of the most turbulent water on the river.
by Jason Randall
A taimen guide makes the most of a week’s reprieve in one of the least accessible corners of Mongolia.
by Peter W. Fong
- Editor’s Page by Ben Romans
- History by Will Ryan
- Sweet Spot photo by Val Atkinson
- Natural Reflections by Ted Fauceglia
- Fly Tyer® by Scott Sanchez
- Waterlines by Reid Bryant
Front Cover: Beating cabin fever with some winter rowing and casting. Photograph by Brian Grossenbacher
Back Cover:Reaching for big trout outside Coyhaique, Chile. Photograph by Brett Seng.