Fly Rod and Reel Magazine History is one of the top fishing and hunting publications. It's designed for the sportsman or woman who loves the great outdoors while fishing all over the world. It's considered to have some of the best writers, photographers and contributors of any of the existing fly-fishing style of magazines and is recommended for beginning fly fishers, as well as more advanced fishers.
The digital version of the magazine is available online too, so there is both a digital and a print version of this fly fisherman's informational magazine for anglers to enjoy.
What does Fly Rod and Reel Magazine Contain?
Some of the categories listed in the Fly Rod and Reel magazine include adventure, product comparisons, fly tying, and tips and hints from some of the world's top fishermen. There are features in every issue, as well as columns by known experts in the world of fly-fishing and other types of fishing categories
The magazine features travel articles on various places around the world such as the Bahamas, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. and talks about the different sorts of fishing opportunities. Some of the ones featured in past issues include Alaska salmon and trout fishing, trout fishing in Argentina, brown trout in New Zealand, and bonefish fishing in Andros Island.
The articles contain information on the fishing, plus the cost of the trip and how to save money on your fishing adventure. If you are interested in taking the fishing trip of a lifetime, you can learn about it in one of the publication's articles. These appear in each issue and highlight a different place each time.
The magazine puts out reviews on some of the top fishing gear for readers to see and evaluate if they would like to buy them, for instance, rods, reels, line, etc. The column offers a detailed comparison of the products and experts give their opinion on which ones the beginner and the expert should use.
This section is a good way for people to learn about the different types of fishing gear available throughout the year.
Fly Tying Patterns
The Fly Rod and Reel magazine offers what they call 10 minutes ties and each month features a different kind of fly that readers can learn how to make. It features instructions, plus photos and systematic directions to make the ties.
There are also features by fishing experts on what type of fly or fly rod and reel to use and gives basic information on the various kinds available in articles designed to help beginners to learn about the sport of fly-fishing.
Other departments in Fly Rod and Reel Magazine
Some of the other departments in the magazine include Editor's notes, Traveling Angler, Ask FR and R, Sporting Life and Short Casts. They also do book reviews and have columns on fly-fishing topics done by fly fishermen such as John Gierach, Joan Wuff and Darrel Martin.
Fly Rod and Reel Book Department
The Fly Rod and Reel Book department is written by the magazine's contributing editor Seth Norman. Norman has written many books and is also connected with another publication called the California Fly Fisher. He provides short, yet informative reviews of various books on fly-fishing and related topics. There are usually reviews presented on several books in each issue and he also says which ones that he recommends to readers.
Sporting Life Department
The Sporting Life department in Fly Rod and Reel magazine is written by well-known sportsman and fisherman expert John Gierach and another well-known person in the fisher world, A.K. Best. Gierach, is best known for a book he wrote for fly fisherman called, Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders. He thrills readers every month with his column talking on various factors of fly-fishing and giving tips and hints to both beginners and expert fishers alike.
Angler of the Year Feature
Once a year, the magazine prints an "Angler of the Year" feature to highlight the life and experiences and biography of a well known fly fisher. For instance, some of the people they have highlighted in the past include Bruce Richards; a fly line designer for Scientific Anglers, as well as John Betts, Craig Matthews, Bob Clouser, and Nick Lyons. This feature is well-rated and something to look forward to when it appears each year