The latest edition of one of my favorite magazines just came out. Eddies: Reflections on Fisheries Conservation is the official publication of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and is as good as advertised.
First of all, AWESOME cover harkening back the 1930s and 1940s and the golden age of outdoor painting. Leaping largemouth with a Rapala at that! Second of all, SUPERB picture of a Heddon Punknseed Spook on Page 4! Always great to see vintage tackle so featured.
As a historian, my favorite article is always the Pioneers column. This issue we get Dr. Livingston Stone, a legendary figure in fish culture, penned by Carlos R. Martinez.
We also get a nice piece on Striped Bass by Dean Fowler, a "Conservationists for Tomorrow" by Denise Wagner, Tess McBride's "Double Rainbow," Corky Broaddus' "Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Celebrates 20 Years," and "Once Bitter, Forever Hooked" by Richard DeMarte.
Another highlight is the article covering the cover art -- "The Art of Conservation: Young Artists of Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art Contest" which covers the many ultra-talented youngsters and their original work.
Eddies has a unique line up of writers and covers topics not often discussed in other publications. It is artfully edited by Craig Springer, and you can check out the latest issue by Clicking Here.
-- Dr. Todd