Field & Stream Releases Their Spring How-To Special Issue

Field & Stream April 2017 Cover
Field & Stream April 2017 Cover
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USA -( The April 2017 issue of Field & Stream is on newsstands and the iPad now.


Break Out! Spring – Finally. After a long winter, we could all use some adventure. And right now, there’s no shortage of fun reasons to get outside: The ice has thawed and fish are biting, gobblers are strutting, black bears are moving, and morels are popping up like mad.

Field & Stream has collected 45 skills and tips to ensure this spring is epic. Page 35


Angry Birds: Want to shoot a gobbler at five steps? Forget sweet-talking your next Tom.

Instead, get in his face, tick him off good and get ready for a fight. There’s a whole lot of violence in springtime for wild turkeys: It’s when gobblers, jakes, and hens iron out the pecking order by chasing, flogging and kicking the hell out of one another.

Smart hunters have learned to turn that aggression to their advantage. Page 47


Fire Bugs: It’s not easy getting a tiny chironomid midge in the face of a giant still-water trout, but if you master the technique, that trout will chew every time.

A Field & Stream writer got the ultimate chironomid education during a single day, and what he learned made him believe in the potency of these tiny flies for huge trout. Page 53


Wild Chef: Pastrami Trout: Coat and cook your spring limit with a delicious seed-and-spice crust that delivers a serious heap of flavor.

There are some Eastern European influences tucked into this dish, with hints of pastrami seasoning and pickled beets adding some sour elegance.

Try this when you have some meaty rainbow trout or steelhead fillets on hand. Page 20


Field Test: Reels & Boots: The Field & Stream team tested 41 new spinning and casting reels to uncover the longest-casting, hardest-working, most value-packed, and overall best models of the season.

They also looked at three pairs of lightweight hunting boots to discover which works best for the stalking hunter. Page 74


Highs and Lowcountry: Chasing hogs, fanning gobblers, kayak fishing, trapping crabs, camping under the stars—South Carolina’s Lowcountry is a wild wonderland where outdoorsmen can have the ultimate spring break.

And for a week, the author and his son did exactly that. Page 58


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