Issue 1.1 (PREMIERE ISSUE) / Table of Contents
Lost film reels found in a French barn. ’70s Key West. Harrison. McGuane. de la Valdene. Sideburns. Bad hats. Original music by Jimmy Buffet. And massive, massive silvery beasts.
Words: Kirk Deeter
East Coast Backyard
BATTERED AND BLUE
Bluefishing the bloody, bloody Jersey way. Your fly now sleeps with the fishes.
Words: Brody Quint
STEEL YOUR FACE
Four Friends of the Devilfish on “Ballad of a Thin Man,” caddis carbonara, spey dreams, and the specter of tar sands.
Words: Chris Santella, Claire Chouinard, Bruce Hill, Dylan Tomine
Giant Big Hole browns, David Lynch whitefish, and yodeling from the lost corners of Montana.
Words: Ben Marcus
THE HIGH COST OF KOLA CHROME
A clandestine quest for Russian “salmons.” Interpol, Texans, and the Hunt for Chrome October.
Words: Dylan Tomine
EPIC OF THE EVERYDAY
A dualistic look at flyfishing’s moments and environments.
Photos: Liz Steketee
Sharks within petting distance, sockeye communion, and tarponzilla.
In training for the BASS Tour.
Herter’s cane and a man named Phil.
Words: Jeff Galbraith
OPEN WATER Kleptoparasitism
The most kick-ass Scrabble word involving bonefish, ever.
OPEN WATER Downtown Denver Carp
Words: Will Rice
ARTIFACT Oregon Crappie Project
A boy and his plywood.
Words: Tom Bie
OPEN WATER The Sierra Phantom
The Glitter fly will not be faded.
Words: Matt Francis
CUTBANK Zombie-mode Sewage Flies
Zoloft dressing and Big Sky Nihilism.
Words: Greg Keeler
Banned from one-fly competition; performance decreasing violations.
OPEN WATER Amazon Crystal
Surrealistic species, rainforest tributaries.
Words: Rodrigo Salles
MEDIA Hustle and Fish
A Seattle duo blows the lid off the fly film format.
Words: Rob Elam
In a scene out of an Eagles song, Managing Editor Andrew Steketee freaks out an American trout icon.
OPEN WATER Denny Breer Memoriam
On Returning to the Loft.
Words: Kirk Deeter
Ingles? Permit… no? Ascension Bay linguistics.