Back Issue Content: 2016

2016

Ignore the tails, and keep on filming

IN MARCH OF 2016, C1 films released a permit movie called t. Falcatus Ch. 1: Day of Days. The film opens with Nathaniel Linville, owner of The Angling Company fly shop in Key West, giving viewers advice: "I recommend anyone who's watching this, turn the volume down; I got nothing interesting to say."

STRIPERS AND SKYLINES.

Wicked historic, with good fishing

GLASS AND RUSTED METAL on the beach. The deafening sound of planes landing. And a steady striped-bass bite. The mussel beds and grungy shores of Boston Harbor may not be pristine, but they reliably produce fish—stripers, bluefish, carp, even the rare bluefin. When I tell people I fish here, they scoff, laugh, or plain don't believe me. And I can't even blame them, really, because the place is still pretty rough around the edges.

GRAY STRUZNIK, IN HIS ELEMENT ON WASHINGTON'S OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

Son of Forks, Washington

IT'S NOT DIFFICULT to imagine the tiny community of Forks, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, kindling the kind of small-town restlessness that prompts its sons and daughters to move elsewhere. But Gray Struznik, born into this land of tall trees and deep puddles, was never struck by that desire to bounce. Instead, he stayed and fished and sourced inspiration from the backyard grandeur that's often lost on those who can't see past the three stoplights on main street.

ROD RACK > CAR.

A summer of musky-country pimpin'

AFTER GETTING WORD that I'd be next in line for the continuing Ride with Clyde saga, my fishing and social life took on a strange, A-list vibe. Clyde is a rock-star rig, and I suddenly became a kind of social agent for this over-forty hunk of Detroit steel.

A FRACTION OF THE YAK'S 215 MILES. THINK THERE ARE ANY HOPPERS ALONG THOSE BANKS?

The promise of a plan in the Yakima Basin

WHEN IT'S TOO HOT TO FISH, Yakima River guide Nate Rowley snorkels his favorite trout water. He's been snorkeling a lot lately. On a scorching August afternoon at a coffee shop in downtown Cle Elum, Washington, he reports his findings from a stretch of the Teanaway River, one of the Yakima's more significant tributaries, protected in 2013 by the state's unprecedented purchase of 50,000 acres of forest surrounding the river.