Jump to content
OzarkAnglers.Com Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Leitsout

Trout fishing magazines

Recommended Posts

I was wondering if anyone in the forum may know of a good magazine I could subscribe to for trout/smallmouth fly fishing, or fishing in general. I am looking for something with tips, techniques, patterns and stories. I was thinking about American Angler if anyone has read that, let me know how you liked it.

I'd also like to say that I enjoy reading the forum for the fishing reports and tips to use when I visit Taneycomo from Troy, MO.

Keep up the good work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I have spent decades reading magazines, I believe in todays cyber world there is much more pertinent information on the net, at least for our area.

The archives here are an endless source of information.

Ozark Anglers

Other forums;

Fly fish Ark-MO

Ozark Chronicles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

American Angler is a really good mag to subscribe to...especially becauase Zack Matthews writes for them also. My favorite Mag though is Oregon based. Flyfishing and Tying Journal. articles are good patterns a plenty and good tailout stories. Dave Whitlock is a contributer and has really good editorials. check it out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
American Angler is a really good mag to subscribe to...especially becauase Zack Matthews writes for them also. My favorite Mag though is Oregon based. Flyfishing and Tying Journal. articles are good patterns a plenty and good tailout stories. Dave Whitlock is a contributer and has really good editorials. check it out

Over the past many years I have regularly read and subscribed to most of

the magazines mentioned.

Now I have narrowed it down to two that are consistently interesting

and have useable "stuff". They are:

Midwest Flyfishing Magazine & Flyfishing and Tying Journal.

Both offer articles that help me escape and some of the most

fish-catching patterns for me to tie and use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with loo10, have been a subscriber to them all. For me American Angler used to be a good read but I've discontinued that also. Just got to the point that it wasn't relevant anymore. Still subscribe to Fly Tyer, but its kind of gone down hill also. So, that may go also.

Most of these publications change from an overly commercial publication to more of a editorial focused magazine, then they return to the advertising focused publication. After awhile I just get tired of getting issues and just throwing them away.

Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So true.

Most magazines have some good issues and then

some that you wonder if anyone really proof-read them.

They're just filled with worthless gunk.

Like journeyman said,

Flytyer used to be awesome but seems lately

it's just got wierd stuff in it that just doesn't apply to me.

One that used to be great and they quit printing it was

Warmwater Flyfishing.

I loved it. Then they just discontinued it.

Without the advertising clout of the trout fishing behind it,

I guess it just couldn't keep up; but i picked up some

almost magical bass & bluegill patterns in it over the years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like them all to some degree but my favorite is American Angler. I also really like the freebie: Fly Fish America. It has a ton of adds but I really like the articles about all the newest gear.

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll second what Greg just wrote.. I too like Fly Fish America. In fact, I wrote in 8 or so times and got published. Even though they were Gear Reviews.. it still counts.. my name in print in a magazine. :P

I also loved Warmwater Fly Fishing. I still have all but 1 copy lying around. I think they only did 4.

After really thinking about it, coming from a guy who has tried them all.. I would have to say I like American Angler the best, FlyFisherman second, and last but not least - Fly Rod and Reel. I subscribed to that one for like 6 years before they got way too ad happy. ( but I miss John Geriach's articles a lot now )

Check them all out at the grocery store before deciding. Thats what I do.

tight lines - Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.