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Re: "Pennsylvania Angler and Boater"

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I don't know much about the PAA these days. I know it has a new editor, Spring Gearhate, I think. I imagine it would be difficult to break into getting something published by the Angler, since it has its stable of writers who are probably scheduled way ahead of time. But, you could query the editor at the address listed inside the magazine's cover and ask if she would be interested. Give a brief out line of your piece, how long it might be (probably about 1000 words), and what kind of photographic support you have. (When I did articles for the Angler, they often bought my articles despite my lousy photographic abilities.)
If your piece is fly-fishing related, you might try Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, if it is still in existence. I was once told that MAFFG did not pay for articles, so if you're writing for love of writing, you'd be okay. If you hope to get a little money for a piece, you might want to try elsewhere.
Good luck.

Posted on: 2012/2/25 10:51


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Oh, and if you mail a query to the Angler, included a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply.
An email query would be easier if Ms. Gearhart has an email address listed.

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Thanks for the archive link, Salmonoid. Moving around a few times since I remarried in 1997, I lost some of the contributor copies that I used to keep in my clip file. Now, I'll be able to print them off and replace them, at least up through the end of 1994. Once the period from 1995-1999 is put up in full (which I hope they will be), I'll be able to get the rest of the ones I am missing.

I really enjoyed working with Art Michaels when he was Editor. I was shy and pretty unsure of myself and he was always encouraging despite the fact that my photography was about on a par with with Rich says his was (which isn't the way I remember Rich's photos at all, I thought they were pretty good.. In our correspondence over the years, if I told Art once, I told him a dozen times that it had been a boyhood dream of mine to write for the Angler. And it was.. When I was a little guy, I had a big cardboard box full of back issues and I would grab a couple every night and read them until I was too sleepy to continue. Jim Hayes, Tom Eggler, Chauncey Lively, C. Boyd Pfeiffer and on and on. Often my Dad would come into my room to see why the light was still on at 11PM on a school night and he'd find me reading. I'd tell him that someday, I was going to write for the Angler and he'd nod and smile and say, "Just be sure to feed the dogs tomorrow, OK?"

Art wanted us to write a lot of formulaic stuff like "25 Opening Day Tips For Trout Anglers" or "Smallmouth Bass Hotspots Within an Hour of Harrisburg/Erie/Pittsburgh/Plymouth Meeting, whatever... But he also gave us (me anyway..) quite a bit of free rein in topic selections. For a while in the mid-90's, Dave Wolf (who always did the "On The Water" essay in each issue) kinda went off the reservation or took a break or something, I'm not sure. Art started tapping other folks to do the essay. Charlie Waterman, Mike Simmons (outdoor guy for the Erie-Times in those days) and others I do not recall. I wrote Art and told him I really, really wanted to take a crack at that slot. And he let me and it was mine for about a year. That was my favorite part of my PA Angler contributor experience. And then Dave came back and reclaimed the slot, which was fine. He's good and I'd had a chance to stretch a little as a writer.

I'll always remember those times fondly and I'll always be grateful to Art for the opportunity and for making the dream of a 10 year old kid come true.

Oh, and when we list folks from the boards here who have been Angler contributors, we must not forget our own Old Lefty. Dave did quite a few fine pieces for Art.

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Dear RLeeP, rrt, Old Lefty and others,

Though I've never met any of you I can't help but feel like I know you a bit having read your articles in the PA Angler.

And to you Bob, thanks for mentioning some of the names of the "old timers." Before I had ever even held a fly rod in my hands I read the fly tying articles written by Chauncey Lively and thought about what it must be like to be able to tie flies and fish for real trout in a real creek, and not just the Neshaminy. Chauncey's name escaped me until I read it today in your post, but he surely was a boyhood hero.

Just think you guys, 40 years from now someone might read this thread archived somewhere and think, " I remember reading those articles written by those guys Tim mentioned and they gave me something to think about and helped make me what I am today."

Thank you all for your work.

Regards,

Tim Murphy


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My mentor gave me a bunch of old PA Angler magazines, I think from the 30's and 40's. Haven't looked at them for a long time, thanks for the reminder.

Posted on: 2012/2/25 19:29


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Back issues from 1998 to present are available.

And the treasure trove (IMHO) is every issue since 1930, available here. Also, each issue is searchable, so they must have done some rudimentary OCR on the documents; they're not just plain scans, which makes them even more useful.

Reading through some back issues, an angler creel survey on one stream I fish tallied almost 3000 wild trout harvested!!! And I think I'm doing well at catching 50 trout a day out of the stream!


It's just some articles in pdf from each issue, not the entire issue, correct?

Posted on: 2012/2/25 21:28


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.Quote:

salmonoid wrote:
Back issues from 1998 to present are available.

And the treasure trove (IMHO) is every issue since 1930, available here. Also, each issue is searchable, so they must have done some rudimentary OCR on the documents; they're not just plain scans, which makes them even more useful.

Reading through some back issues, an angler creel survey on one stream I fish tallied almost 3000 wild trout harvested!!! And I think I'm doing well at catching 50 trout a day out of the stream!


Holy cow! The iPad just became an entertainment bargain.

Posted on: 2012/2/25 22:09


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salmonoid wrote:
Back issues from 1998 to present are available.

And the treasure trove (IMHO) is every issue since 1930, available here. Also, each issue is searchable, so they must have done some rudimentary OCR on the documents; they're not just plain scans, which makes them even more useful.

Reading through some back issues, an angler creel survey on one stream I fish tallied almost 3000 wild trout harvested!!! And I think I'm doing well at catching 50 trout a day out of the stream!


It's just some articles in pdf from each issue, not the entire issue, correct?


The legacy issues (pre 1995) are complete issues. After that, its articles only. I imagine they don't want to cannibalize their print sales too much..

Posted on: 2012/2/25 23:51


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Yeah - kinda forgot about old lefty writing good stuff for the angler too. I remember reading his pieces in quite a few other magazines also

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What did you mooks think of Charlies fly in the latest issue?

I thought my 5 year old boy can tie better flies.... just my humble opinion though....

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What's a mook?

Posted on: 2012/2/26 18:32
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derogatory term to describe an undesirable individual.

doubt if that was intended-lol

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Re: "Pennsylvania Angler and Boater"

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I understand my mug shot is in there twice this month, is that true?

Posted on: 2012/2/26 19:53
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Re: "Pennsylvania Angler and Boater"

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jjsjigs wrote:
What did you mooks think of Charlies fly in the latest issue?

I thought my 5 year old boy can tie better flies.... just my humble opinion though....


I too thought the fly was a little peculiar. The gap between the body and the bead seemed a little odd.

Posted on: 2012/2/26 19:54


Re: "Pennsylvania Angler and Boater"

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I've never thought of charlie as being a great tyer.

However, chauncy lively had some real innovative patterns when he did the tying articles.
I cut out quite a few of them and still have them in a scrapbook up in the attic

Posted on: 2012/2/26 21:16



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