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Latest History Articles

Classic Footage - Jackson Hole "One Fly" Tournament (1990)

Profile: Homer Rhode Jr.

One of the most intriguing figures in the first days of fly...

"Meeting Hemingway"

Back in the 40’s and 50’s, there was a small lodge in...

The Adams: "A Great Salesman"

THE NOVELIST AND SPORTING writer Thomas McGuane summed up...

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The Mystery of the Ratty Fly

ONE DAY LAST SUMMER, I was fishing a small, undistinguished local trout stream, and as I released one of its small...

Did Native Americans Invent Fly Fishing for Bass?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Someone told me that Native...

A Dreadful Scourge

THE STREAMER IS A very old idea. British fly-fishing historian Conrad Voss Bark wrote, in A History of Flyfishing...

Reading the Rise

WHEREVER I TRAVEL in a car, I always see the bridges coming, and when I get to them I always look down. I just have to...

Imperialist Trout

WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CHANGE in trout fishing in the past 200 years? Was it the popularization of the eyed hook in the...

Halford and Skues: "This Chalkstream Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us"

FROM THE NORTH-COUNTRY streams of England came the most lasting landmarks in the development of the fly fishing. The...

Fishing with Guts

IN THE EARLY 1700s, after anglers had been using horsehair lines for more than a thousand years, they finally...

Aelian Lives

MANY TIMES in my long, checkered career as a fly fisher, I have openly and willfully resisted the fishing advice of my...