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Help NFS Protect Native Fish From Strip Mining

The good folks at The Native Fish Society (NFS) have issued a call for action, and they need your help! According to the NFS, several watersheds home to wild, native salmon and steelhead in southwest Oregon are being threatened by proposed nickel strip mines. The headwaters of concern include three National Wild and Scenic Rivers, some of […]

Tippets: Yellow Sally Patterns, Scale to Enamel Evolution, Perfecting the Double Haul

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Yellow Sally stoneflies can be a very effective pattern, and Kent Klewein lists his top pattern picks, from nymphs to dries. “With the gargantuan number of fly patterns out there these days, it can be a challenge at times to … more ...

Montana Fly Company’s Newest Product Marries Art and Technology

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Montana Fly Company has released its newest River Camo product. The  River Camo iPhone 6s ShockGrip and Slim phone cases will be available in more than 40 options, including various fish skins and Artist Series designs. Read more in the … more ?

Bahamas Fly Fishing Hurricane Relief Fund

Bahamas Fly Fishing Relief Fund Joaquin has caused some major damage in the Bahamas as it sat over islands like Long, San Sal, Crooked and Acklins for days. Since it formed locally, many of the precautionary measures normally taken were impossible. Once the immediate food and shelter issues are taken care of there will be a […]

Joaquin Recovery – How You Can Help

Joaquin was kind of a bastard for the Bahamas. Since it formed locally it was difficult to complete preparations. Then, the storm nearly stalled over Long, Crooked, Acklins, Rum Cay and San Sal and dumped buckets of rain (up to 25?) and unleashed raging winds of over 100 mph. There is a lot of devastation. […]

How to Tie a Tuft and Tail Fly

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a generic version of what he calls the “Tuft and Tail” style of emergers in this week’s featured tying video.  “There’s something about teeny, subsurface flies that include a tuft and a tail that …

Tippets: Tenkara State of Mind, Golden Gate Casting Club

For nearly 100 years, the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club has provided anglers a place to practice their casting. James Joiner writes about the unique facility in the middle of the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: “there may not … more ?

Scott Fly Rod Company Announces Radian Two-Handed Rods

Scott Fly Rods has announced the addition of new two-handed spey models to their Radian series. “We’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the best casters and anglers in Europe over the past two years to develop and … more ?

Fishing was tough yet again for me on tournament day.

Guy, my boater for this tournament, kicked my butt again; It's the third year in a row I've drawn him with the same result. A lot of guys struggled. I only weighed in 3 bass today, same as the only other tournament I fished on Cedar Lake. Show More Summary

Gear You Need: Sharpie Extreme

We’ve mentioned in the past that it’s a great idea to always carry a permanent marker with you on the water. A simple felt-tip permanent marker can be used for everything from modifying flies in a pinch, to camouflaging your leader, to adding contrast to a strike indicator. At the vise, permanent markers have even more uses, […]

Video Hatch: “A Bad Day’s Remedy”

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

From target practice to casting a fly rod, this short film from Ogden Imagery features go-to cures for bad days.

Tippets: Lead Ban Proposed in California, SkeenaWild App, Soda Butte Cutthroats, Colorado’s Groundbreaking Water Law

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

California anglers may be facing a lead ban, which would make putting split-shot and lead-eyed flies illegal. The drafted proposition by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control cites environmental damage and harm to bird populations as causes for concern. Via … more ?

Final Snatcher Tournament Of the Year Tomorrow @ Cedar Lake(Aitkin)

Unless I finish in the Top 3 or get Lunker tomorrow the 2015 season will go down as my worst year in the Baxter Bass Snatcher Bass Fishing Club. Unfortunately I missed two tournaments with health issues. I don't care where I finish tomorrow. Show More Summary

Winner Winner LiveTarget Dinner

Here are the 3 baits I chose from LiveTarget for being the top team in their group for the final B.A.S.S. event of the year at Sturgeon Bay. I got the hollow body frog, the wakebait, and Baitball Popper. I think I had a hit on the wakebait tonight but I didn't hook up

Doing Homework

Today we present you with nothing but a cool photo of Alaska West guide, Ben West, doing his homework before the next day’s outing. We know, it’s a rough job, but someone’s got to do it! More Cool Pictures Fly Fishing Action Shots – Mini Gallery Chum Salmon on a Mouse Fly Shallow Water Bonefish […]

The Drake’s Take

A great satirical look at the Bahamas situation came out in The Drake’s on-line incarnation. I feel honored to have been mentioned for the small role I’ve helped play in keeping people informed. One of the humorous items on the list was: 6) DIY angling still allowed, but only in two Designated DIY Zones: Swimming […]

Video Hatch: “Pitt River, B.C.”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film features the search for solitude, sea run bull trout, and chinook salmon on British Columbia’s Pitt River.

Tippets: Hemingway’s Paper Trail, Hooks for the Sport, Fixing Tailing Loops

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Prolific writer Ernest Hemingway was also a pack rat. Saving “old passports and used bullfight tickets,” he left behind “one of the longest paper trails of any author.” The author’s many mementos are now on display at the exhibit, “Ernest … more ?

New Film from Winston: Icarus—Casting From the Clouds

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Winston has announced the upcoming release of their award winning short film, “Icarus – Casting from the Clouds.” “Icarus” will be available from Catch Magazine in their October issue. Read more in the press release below. New Film from Winston: Icarus—Casting …

Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Announces New Location

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Meadow Events Park, near Richmond, Virginia has been named as the 2016 location for The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. Read more in the press release below. Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Announces New Location From Virginia Fly … more ?

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