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Fishing



Fly Fishing Gear

Four products to help you catch your dinner.

Gear Review: Redington Sonic-Pro Ultra Packable Waders

Fishing waders that pack down to the size of a cantaloupe.

Gear Review: Orvis Clearwater Fishing Rod & Encounter II Reel

An affordable fly fishing rod/reel combo from Orvis.

Gear Review: Patagonia Sweet Pack Vest

A versatile fishing vest from Patagonia.

Gear Guide 2012: Fly-fishing Gear

An affordable starter kit for backcountry anglers

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Catch a Golden Trout

Cast for beautiful fish that live in beautiful lakes.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Become a Backcountry Batali

Serve a 5-star meal that matches the scenery.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook

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.

The Manual: Backcountry Fly-Fishing

Find fish-jumping action, spot streamside sanctuaries, and--if you're allowed to keep your catch--pull divine meals from pristine waters.

Casting Call: Backcountry Fly-Fishing Gear

Get started backcountry fly-fishing with our testers' value-oriented picks, and you'll have one more excuse to linger in beautiful places.

Gear Review: FlytePacker Raft

Get off the bank and onto the lake with the FlytePacker Raft.

Gear Review: Gerber Flik Fish Multitool

Heavy but handy, the Gerber Flik Fish multitool offers functions specific for fishermen (and women).

Gear Review: Fishpond Tumbleweed Chest Pack

There's no need for an angler's vest with the Fishpond Tumbleweed Chest Pack.

Gear Review: Costa Del Mar Zane Sunglasses

Worth the price, the Costa Del Mar Zane sunglasses have polarized lenses perfect for spotting fish despite the water's glare.

Gear Review: Sage 1650 Fishing Reel

Reel in dinner with the Sage 1650.

Gear Review: Redington Classic Trout 9056 Fly Fishing Rod

The packable Redington Classic Trout 9056 is a great fly rod for beginners.

Gear Review: 9-Weight Fly Rods & Reels

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.

Top 3 Rainy Season Hikes: Neshannock Creek, PA

Cast a fly to land lunker brown trout.

Where Can I Find the Quietest Campsite in America?

Shhh! Find silent shores in this isolated Boundary Waters hideaway

Recipes for the Trail: Fish Feast

4 hook-and-cook dinners just waiting to be caught

Next Level: Prep a Fish for Dinner

Add fresh-caught trout to the menu with these 6 easy steps.

Where Can I Catch America's Largest Grillable Trout?

Looking to catch and eat the big one? Try paddling Arkansas' Little Red River.

Alabama's Talladega National Forest

A high point offering a year-round getaway for lovers of southern wildlife, lush forests, and redeye bass.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

Alaska's premier area for fish and wildlife.

Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia & Inyo National Forests, California

Catch rainbows -- trout, that is -- in Rockhouse Basin's rivers, where you're more likely to see a wildcat than another human.

Colorado: Gibson Lake, Pike National Forest

Tiny Gibson Lake will take you out of Denver in a hurry with its big-wilderness feel and smirking brook trout.

Fish Hook Wounds: Catch And Release

Fish hooks can be painful and dangerous -- here's how to get 'em out.

California's Cottonwood Lakes

The trails are lonely and the trout are always biting in this Inyo National Forest hideaway.

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