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Classic
EDEN’S TARPON
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

Essay
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

Travel
NATIVE SONS
Giant Big Hole browns, David Lynch whitefish, and yodeling from the lost corners of Montana.
Words: Ben Marcus

Adventure
THE HIGH COST OF KOLA CHROME
A clandestine quest for Russian “salmons.” Interpol, Texans, and the Hunt for Chrome October.
Words: Dylan Tomine

Gallery
EPIC OF THE EVERYDAY

A dualistic look at flyfishing’s moments and environments.
Photos: Liz Steketee

Departments

RISES
Sharks within petting distance, sockeye communion, and tarponzilla.

MASTHEAD
In training for the BASS Tour.

PUBLISHER’S NOTES
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

CONTRIBUTORS
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

Double Haul
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

TAILOUT
Ingles? Permit… no? Ascension Bay linguistics.

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