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Happy Thanksgiving from MidCurrent

9 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Humility, wonder, optimism, friendship.  Those are just a few of the things we think of when we recognize what fly fishing has given us during this season of thanks-giving. The staff of MidCurrent hopes your holiday season begins with good … more ?

Autumn Migrations

9 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Two great migrations happen every autumn in Nova Scotia: “The first consists of hundreds of Atlantic salmon, returning to their natal river to spawn after a year, or sometimes longer, spent in the ocean. […] The other is made up … more ?

Tippets: Snake River Hatchery, Canadian Mining Boom, Rethinking Salmon Conservation

An Idaho hatchery intended to help salmon populations might instead be pushing them closer to the brink. While a recent report from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game blames water chemistry, “Idaho Rivers United, an environmental group, blasted the … more ?

Video Hatch: “Salmon fly fishing on Tornio River in Pello in Lapland”

This video from Travel Pello Lapland highlights salmon fly fishing in Lapland in Finland and in Sweden. 

Tippets: Iceland’s Fisherwomen, Strategies for Tailwater Browns

Cultural anthropologist Margaret Willson researches Icelandic fisherwomen and why the role of women in fisheries around the world is often overlooked. “Around the world, women collect shellfish along the shore and process catches from boats, but communities and researchers often … more ?

Video Hatch: “Fishing BC Presents: Swinging Flies for Salmon”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

  This short film features Yos Gladstone of Chromer Sport Fishing using two-handed rods and streamers to fish for salmon in the rivers near Squamish. Via Fishing B.C.

Tippets: Autumn Dry Fly Fishing, Making the First Cast Count

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

From fly and tippet size to the hookset, Spencer Durrant outlines strategies for fishing dry flies in autumn conditions. “Dries in the fall are a special occasion, and fishing them makes up a good majority of my favorite fishing memories. … more ?

Video Hatch: “YETI and Orvis Present: Andy”

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Renowned photographer Andy Anderson has traveled the world to shoot everything under the sun, including fly fishing and wingshooting. In this short film, “He shares some of his thoughts and philosophies about the art form to which he has dedicated …

How to Tie the Carey Special

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Carey Special is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Tier and videographer Tim Flagler says of tying this classic pattern: “The Carey Special is an old, easy, effective and, perhaps most of all, versatile pattern.”

Video Hatch: “A Rio Revuelto”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film from Lupita Media highlights the threats facing the waters of Chilean Patagonia.

Tippets: Swing Season, Fishing from Small Watercraft

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

“Try explaining your steelhead jones to someone—a relative, coworker, or better yet, a potential spouse—and there it is: disdain, or worse, real concern,” writes Dylan Tomine. Read his essay, “Swing Season,” via Sage. One of the ways to up your … more ?

Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Louisiana with Capt Brandon Keck”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This film features amazing footage of top-water eats by bull redfish and jacks. 

Tippets: Fly Choice in Focus, Tips for Taking Release Photos

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In a recent three-part series, “Fly Choice in Focus,” Paul Gaskell outlines how to get the most out of simple fly patterns. View Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3 via Discover Tenkara. From arm position when handling fish to … more ?

Loon Live with Hogan Brown

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The next episode of Loon Live will feature guide and fly designer Hogan Brown, “answering your questions about chasing fish on the west coast, especially on his home waters of the Yuba River.” Visit the Loon website for more details and … more ?

Video Hatch: “Swing Season”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Sage ambassador Gray Struznik shares his passion for Northwest fisheries in this short film from Sage. Swing Season – TheSlowdown from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

Tippets: Social Media & Fly Fishing, Reading Water        

Has social media killed fishing? On a recent episode of The DrakeCast, listen to both sides of the argument over “the positive and negative impacts social media has had on flyfishing.” Listen here. From banks and back eddies to vegetation … more ?

Tippets: Record Low Salmon in the Fraser, The Gar Wars, Fish Returning to the Sandy River   

It is estimated that a record low number of steelhead will return from the ocean to the Fraser River in 2017. “Mike Ramsay, assistant director of BC’s Fish and Game branch, said if management practices in the federally regulated commercial … more ?

Jack Charlton’s Personal Fly Reels Up for Sale

MidCurrent just got word that a set of very exclusive fly reels is for sale at The Angling Company in Key West, Florida. Jack Charlton began his career in precision aerospace machining in 1965 in the Los Angeles area and founded … more ?

Is the Bahamas on the Verge of Doing the Right Thing for Anglers?

At the 6th Annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, US-based ad agency Admirable Devil sponsored a lively panel discussion titled “Bonefish and the Bahamas.”  Beau Beasley updates his previous reporting on Bahamian angling regulations with new information suggesting that the ambiguity … more ?

Video Hatch: “Anatomy of a Fishing Story”

In this short film, Jason Rolfe, Steve Duda, and Gregory Fitz reflect on the importance of writing in fly fishing, highlighting the kickoff of the Writers on the Fly Reading Series. Via Lost River Film Co.

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