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Quick Change Sink Tips

We’re a big advocate for the more time your fly spends in the water, the more fish you’re going to catch. Therefore, we usually recommend focusing more on changing up your presentation, than constantly changing up your fly, sink tip, leader, and so on – particularly when swinging up species like steelhead or king salmon. […]

Video Hatch: “Ghost, Come Closer”

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Jeff Metcalf, an essayist, playwright, poet, and teacher living in Salt Lake City, talks about his cancer diagnosis and how fly fishing is helping in his treatment and healing. Via The Good Line.

Tippets: Truth of Trout Fishing, Artist in Residence Josh Udesen, Packing for the Salt

12 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Jessica McGlothlin writes about a fly-fishing trip through the “locals’ loop” of the Gallatin Valley, and that although the fishing was a fail, “the trip as a whole was a success.” A good reminder of why we head out to … more ?

FYI to FLW Fantasy Bass Players

Tackle Warehouse must have deleted their legacy League and started a new one. I just discovered it. I could have sworn the Tackle Warehouse League was there when I registered, but when I went to look for it this morning it was gone from my list of leagues. Show More Summary

Fighting King Salmon – From Start to Finish

Last week, Deneki regular, Stuart Foxall, presented us with a great post on proper fly presentation when swinging for king salmon. In case you missed the post, make sure to check it out, here! Stu’s back today with a great follow up on what to do when all goes to plan – you know, when […]

Emerging Disasters

There are two things happening in the world of flats fishing right now that are just major bummers. First is Florida. Billions of gallons of nutrient rich polluted water are pouring out of Lake Okeechobee and the impact to inland fishing in Florida is likely to be fairly disastrous. The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie […]

The Madison, and Conservation, Loses a Friend

Alex Diekmann, a tireless advocate for the Madison and greater Yellowstone area, passed away at his Bozeman home on February 1st. Even while fighting his cancer diagnosis, Diekmann continued to work on what would be his last project, conserving 23,000 acres of forested … more ?

Tippets: Fishing with Jim Harrison, Techniques for Turbulent Waters

In a recent piece in the Anglers Journal Chris Dombrowski writes about floating Montana’s Big Hole River with author Jim Harrison. “What I love most about fishing with Jim is that he’s constantly altering your perception of him, which allows you … more ?

1st Feb. Ice Fishing Trip In Years

Because it was something I didn't do last year. This report is from Feb. 6th. 20.5" VMC Tubby Jig w/maggies and Gulp Minnow 4:15-9:15PMConditions: Temp 33 degrees, mostly cloudy to cloudy, some sleet, windy out of the SouthI got out a little later than I would have liked. Show More Summary

The right attitude

My trip is next week. As such, there has been a lot of running around, getting last minute items I just can’t possibly live without (that I could almost surely live without). I’ve also been looking at that 10 Day forecast with increasing regularity. The forecast has been both good and bad and in-between and […]

Video Hatch: “Land of the Three”

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Great underwater flats footage makes up this short film from John Irwin.

Tippets: Tying with Synthetic Bucktail, Interview with Bob Younger, Off-River Prep

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In a two-part video series, Andy from Chasing Silver Flies demonstrates how to tie with synthetic bucktail material. Material preparation, blending, and instructions for tying the CSF Launce pattern are covered. View Part One and Part Two.  Covering everything from … more ?

Sage, RIO, and Casting for Recovery Partner to Send Women Fly Fishing

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Sage and RIO have announced a significant sum of money raised and donated for Casting for Recovery, through a portion of sales from Sage’s GRACE Outfit and RIO’s custom RIO Gold pink line as well as company matching. Read more … mor...

Don’t Underestimate the Cloudy Days

Without a doubt, bonefishing is a visual game. Therefore, there’s no question that a bright, sunny, cloudless day is ideal on the flats. By the same token, it’s no secret that most of the time heavy cloud cover can make for a tough day of fishing. However, contrary to popular belief, some cloudy days can actually […]

Tippets: The Sushi Project, Saving Blackadore Caye, Restoring Hetch Hetchy, Hatchery on Michigan’s Au Sable, Stripers Forever Fundraiser Auction

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Cooperative projects in California between rice farmers and environmentalists are using flooded rice fields, mimicking the rich floodplains where juvenile salmon once thrived, to rear threatened species of Pacific salmon. Read more in “The Sushi Project,” via Yale. Fly anglers are … more ?

Now, That’s a Silver

Deneki pal, Kevin Riley, hoisting one heck of a silver salmon at Alaska West. We could tell you all about why we love fly fishing for silvers, but we think Kevin did a fine job illustrating it for us. We still have a few prime silver spots open for our 2016 season, drop us a line for […]

Video Hatch: “Angler”

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film highlights guide Maddie Brenneman, her passion for the sport, and her commitment to conservation. Via LED Lenser.

Tippets: Fly Hacks with David Goodrich, F3T 10th Anniversary, Advice From Guides

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

While anyone can follow a recipe, “knowing how and why certain ingredients are used can lead you to make better cakes,” explains David Goodrich. And the same applies to fly pattern recipes as well. Don’t miss the most recent installment … more ?

Double Hauling – Stay Proportional

It’s widely accepted that a well executed double haul is a game changer on the flats – or in any avenue of fly fishing for that matter. When coupled with tight loops, a solid haul is the secret sauce to creating the high line speed necessary to punch through the wind, cast further, turn over heavy flies, […]

Video Hatch: “Back Country Fly Fishing the Gunnison Gorge”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film features the beauty and wildness of the Gunnison Gorge. Via Shire Life Boys.

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