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FR&R ends publication

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I just got a notice today that Fly Rod & Reel has ceased publication after 40 years, which I find pretty sad. It was a spin-off of Fly Fisherman when I was a young fly-fisherman. I suppose competition from the Internet and other ff magazines led to FR&R's demise.

You could always rely on the magazine to print a serious conservation column from Ted Williams and could also rely on Gierach's interesting writing style in his column ending the magazine. Over the years, I particularly enjoyed the annual writing contest, which resulted in the Traver Award for writing. Many of these Traver contest stories were quite good, and I will miss reading them each summer.

Sorry to see FR&R end its run.


Posted on: 6/3 16:42


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The editor got his pink slip a few months ago according to his own blog. You would wonder if a digital only edition might be viable but the financing streams are for the pros to figure out.


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They informed me that the remaining issues of my subscription would be a hunting magazine instead. I don't hunt. Thanks. I believe I just recently paid for 2 years . . .


Posted on: 6/5 14:47


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Magazines and newspapers are going the way of vinyl records, film, typewriters and fly shops, I'm afraid. I haven't subscribed to a newspaper or magazine for decades.

Since nearly everyone is online, I don't understand why all the print publications don't just "publish" their content digitally. Perhaps I don't know enough about it, but would think attaching all their ads to the online publication would be enough to turn a profit. I would guess the bulk of the subscription price of a paper publication paid for printing, distribution, and postage, and most the profit is derived from selling the ad space. Eliminating printing a hard copy would save all the aforementioned costs.

Anyway, I'm sorry to see another magazine go by the wayside.




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Afishinado.... except vinyl is coming back big :).

I agree that if you are a print magazine and don't have an online presence than you are probably on your way out. There are still a few print mags out there that are enjoying success - The Drake, Fly Fish Journal... these also have pretty solid online presences and they offer something pretty unique that you wouldn't be able to find exclusively online.

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The best all around fishing mag out there today...

https://www.anglersjournal.com/

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If F. Scott Fitzgerald had published The Great Gatsby online, the responses would have been:

TLDR LOL

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Quote:
If F. Scott Fitzgerald had published The Great Gatsby online, the responses would have been: TLDR LOL



Hahaha so true. I agree that the increase in online publications correlates with a shorter content. I, for one, can't focus on long form writing via screens. I need to have it in my hand for me to digest it properly. I think there will always be a place for print journalism, just not as big of one as in the past.

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