Bluegill and their relatives in the sunfish family can be great fun on a fly rod. Just as spring is getting started, Dave and Emily Whitlock present stalking strategies and fly choices from their book Seasons of the Sunfish via Florida Sportsman.
Scholar of Central Asian history at the University of Massachusetts, Richard Taupier is as much known in the world of bamboo rods as in academia. ‘‘Some people ski; some people bird watch. My connection with the natural world is the end of the fly rod,’’ says Taupier.
With a call to stay focused, Bob Marshall writes about the recent ruling by a federal appeals court, upholding the EPA’s continued right to regulate mountaintop mining activities. The EPA was challenged after revoking a permit, citing the Clean Water Act. And with opponents soon introducing new legislation “to prevent the EPA from using the guise of clean water as a means to disrupt coal mining,” all anglers should stay vigilant.