An affordable starter kit for backcountry anglers
Cast for beautiful fish that live in beautiful lakes.
Serve a 5-star meal that matches the scenery.
Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.
Find fish-jumping action, spot streamside sanctuaries, and--if you're allowed to keep your catch--pull divine meals from pristine waters.
Get started backcountry fly-fishing with our testers' value-oriented picks, and you'll have one more excuse to linger in beautiful places.
Get off the bank and onto the lake with the FlytePacker Raft.
Heavy but handy, the Gerber Flik Fish multitool offers functions specific for fishermen (and women).
There's no need for an angler's vest with the Fishpond Tumbleweed Chest Pack.
Worth the price, the Costa Del Mar Zane sunglasses have polarized lenses perfect for spotting fish despite the water's glare.
Reel in dinner with the Sage 1650.
The packable Redington Classic Trout 9056 is a great fly rod for beginners.
If you chase big fish, you need a 9-weight fly rod to carry along on your adventures. BACKPACKER reviewed five rods that fit the bill.
Cast a fly to land lunker brown trout.
Shhh! Find silent shores in this isolated Boundary Waters hideaway
4 hook-and-cook dinners just waiting to be caught
Add fresh-caught trout to the menu with these 6 easy steps.
Looking to catch and eat the big one? Try paddling Arkansas' Little Red River.
Catch rainbows -- trout, that is -- in Rockhouse Basin's rivers, where you're more likely to see a wildcat than another human.
A high point offering a year-round getaway for lovers of southern wildlife, lush forests, and redeye bass.
Alaska's premier area for fish and wildlife.
Tiny Gibson Lake will take you out of Denver in a hurry with its big-wilderness feel and smirking brook trout.
Fish hooks can be painful and dangerous -- here's how to get 'em out.
The trails are lonely and the trout are always biting in this Inyo National Forest hideaway.