Steelhead Magazines

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  1. ambassadeur10000

    ambassadeur10000 Member

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    What steelhead magazines are you guys reading?
     
  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    LOL...so bitter SOP :)

    I've read STS since I was a kid, I like the Drake (mag, not forums), NW FF (the one Shewey Edits) and that's about it. Not too many "Steel only" mags.

    I also follow "This is Fly", "Swing the Fly" and a few other online mags.
     
  3. Salmo_g

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    Are there magazines specific to steelhead? I don't know of any.

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    I like nwff, the drake and fly fish journal. I have e-subscriptions to nwff and the drake. I don't disagree with sop about much of the content being old hat, but I enjoy the photography in all the mags I mentioned as well as some of the destination articles in nwff.
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    No arguments here. If I am honest, I buy STS mostly out of a sense of continuity...I've read it since I was in Kindergartern, including my grandpas old copies from the 70's. But it has changed a ton in the last 10-15 years. Way more ads, and (interestingly) fly stuff.

    But I was also a pretty regular consumer of Fishing and Hunting News as well (or Fishing and Hunting Lies as we used to call it).

    I just jones on all things fish :)

    And I always appreciate honesty!
     
  6. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Oh yeah, I also look at all the pictures before reading a single word. FishPorn.
     
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    i used to read and subscribe to STS, back when it was printed on newsprint and had only B&W photography. It does have color now, doesn't it?

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    It's conservation rather than fish porn, but the Osprey is one of my favorites. Need to preserve this valuable resource which seems to be under fire from all sides.
     
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    Unfortunately, the skirts of ALL the rivers have been lifted years ago. I have most major rivers, minor rivers, and tribs spelled out word for world, hole to hole through fishing and hunting news (still have a book of maps from the 70's that are still pretty damned accurate). STS hasn't helped either, but F&H News did more then probably all of them combined ever did.

    BTW, I like thumbing through NW Flyfishing, but that's about it for me. Like mentioned, they are just repeating themselves.
     
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    Flyfish Journal
    The Drake
     
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    The only "good" magazine(s), or more specifically the page to read, are the one(s) with Gene Trump Cartoons!! ;)
     
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    Use to buy all of the ff mags, but you learn they are repeating things , so have not bought any in several years unless I see some interesting flys to tie.