Those of us who enjoy the page-turning action of online fly-fishing magazines have a banner crop to choose from this week, as new issues of Catch, Southern Culture on the Fly, and A Tight Loop hit the digital newsstand. Catch features the best fly-fishing photography on the Web, as well as Todd Moen’s excellent videos. This issue offers the next installment of Brian O’Keefe’s “Colors of Fly Fishing” series, as well as great stuff from Argentina, Alaska, and Florida. But regular OrvisNews.com readers will know that I most enjoy the “Small Streams” slideshow. In fact, I’m in it. And I’ve got a copy of Paul Schullery’s The Orvis Story: 150 Years of an American Sporting Tradition for the first commenter who can identify which photo is me.
The second issue of SCoF is, of course, focused on flt fishing in the Confederacy, but there is one article in which a few Southern boys venture north of the Mason-Dixon Line to see what the fuss is all about. There’s also a great feature on a trip to Arkansas to fish the Little Red with our former Trout Bum of the Week Jamie Rouse.
Midwestern anglers will find much to like in the new issue of A Tight Loop, which comes in at a whopping 123 pages. The focus is on how-to information, and there are articles on casting, tying, angling techniques, and even how to dress. There’s even an interview with artist Becca Schlaff, recently featured on our Women in Fly Fishing blog.