I received this sad news last week. No more print issues of the MAFFG will be forthcoming. The publishers are currently exploring means of converting the magazine to a viable electronic format. But the days listening to the sweet-sounding rustle of heavy stock newsprint as you devoured the latest issue are over.
Its publishers dubbed MAFFG “the finest regional fly fishing magazine on the planet.” I’d be inclined to agree. I really loved that magazine, both reading and writing for it. There was something in every issue I could count on to make me a better, more well-rounded angler. From a professional standpoint, the editor, Mike Klimkos, gave me one of my first opportunities as an outdoor writer. And as my product matured, he gave me extraordinary editorial freedom.
So, thank you, Mike. Thank you, publisher Paul Rouse, for your kindness and generosity. And so long, old friend.
I’ll take some solace knowing that my work appeared in the last issue of MAFFG.
Steve, I couldn’t agree more. I really enjoyed that little publication. There was always a wealth of information in it and it called home in one of my favorite fishing locations, Pennsylvania. I will most definitely miss it. Take care. Jim
Thanks, Jim. Maybe it will have an electronic rebirth.
Is there any place to get a copy of this last issue?
My best suggestion is that you contact them through their Facebook page.
Sorry to hear about the print issue going by the wayside. But, on a brighter note, now maybe people like me who were nowhere near a shop that carried it, may be able to subscribe to it. With the right advertising it may actually increase circulation. Let’s hope so.
Indeed, let’s. 🙂
Spent most of last week on the Salmon River did manage a few steelies had one very very large unfortunately my friends were not as lucky most fisherman did not move any fish I’m sad to tell you will probably need to wait another year for a healthy run.
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Thanks for the heads up. Still going to go. It would’t be fall without the stench of rotting salmon carcasses….
Do you know where a copy might be had? I really want to read you article on Block Island. I want to fly fish when we go there.
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My best suggestion is that you try to contact them through their Facebook page.
So sorry to see such a great magazine go from the local tackle stores.I once had a store and subscribed to the magazine and am also a sales rep in the business and used it as a working tool in sometimes locating new customers…….hated to see it go.Loved the articles and people accociated with it.
Thanks for the comment, Norm. I know how you feel.