Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Free Online Magazines

I want to support the online community of fly fishers that want to freely disseminate the knowledge and experience that they have gained through hard fought time on the vise and on the water. I by no means feel in league with those who pursue fly fishing and tying  for a living, but thought I would try to bring together a list of some of the free online resources available.

Thus, I wanted to provide links to some of the free online magazines available from several websites. The links below are those magazines I have found so far with the descriptions of the magazine quoted from the website where available. However, I doubt I have been able to fins all the magazines available and I encourage anyone with knowledge of more to post a comment.

Southern Culture on the Fly

"Southern Culture on the fly is a quarterly online journal documenting the vast salt, warm and coldwater fly fishing oppurtunities in the southeast, as well as the fishy follk that make the south such a special place to live and fish..and Yes we will have a side of grits with that"

The Blood Knot

"Blood Knot Magazine breathes, unrestricted by the old formalities associated with fly fishing. Its a bi-monthly, digital publication with content being submitted from contributors around the world. The subscription service is free and an emailed link will arrive in your mailbox when new issues are available. The most current and back issues may also be viewed on this website which is updated almost daily."

Southern Trout

A Tight Loop

Catch Magazine

Montana Fly Fishing Magazine

"Welcome to Montana Fly Fishing Magazine, the first online magazine devoted exclusively to the diverse and expansive fly fishing opportunities Montana has to offer. Every couple of months, we hope to bring you a collection of strong and original articles and photography focused on the magnificent fish species, rivers, and landscapes that define Montana as “the Mecca of fly fishing.”

This is Fly

Ten and Two Magazine

"Welcome to TEN & TWO Magazine...The Angler’s Journey. No one goes fishing and just goes fishing. There’s a whole culture surrounding the sport. One journey might take us far a-field; another might keep us close to home. What remains constant is the fact that the path is not straight. We eat, we drink, we observe, we laugh, we talk, we explore, we learn and we most certainly experience the world in the process. As we travel, we’ve learned fishing is a lot more than simply how many fish we release, how big they are, where we stand, what we use and so on. Does the world really need another photo of some person holding up a huge fish caught on a two weight? It could be argued that it’s a piece of the meal, but generally that meal has been overcooked and overpriced, overdone and overblown. At TEN & TWO we go beneath the surface if you will and look for experiences that thicken the stew and fill us up. We look for interesting people, their stories and the places they inhabit. We search out the perfect drink, and the best meal. We look closely at the ecology of the surrounding habitat. We watch the wildlife, we tour the nearby village, and we seek out the artist’s impressions. And we fish.          

TEN & TWO is where you can go to get away from the crowds and find that special spot where the fish might be bigger or smaller, but the experience is often more special. Take your time with TEN & TWO. Approach it as you would a huge brown sipping the occasional olive in September on a quiet spring creek in Montana. Take your time with it. Savor it.

—Walter Hodges"

Get reading and consider contributing to these magazines.

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