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Ready Position – Point Your Rod Tip to the Leeward Side

A sound ready position is key to presenting the fly quickly on the flats. We generally subscribe to the ‘simple is best’ philosophy when it comes to the ready position – Excess line stripped on the floor of the skiff (or trailing behind you if wading), fly in hand, and enough fly line out the […]

Video Hatch: “Between the Lines”

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This trailer for the upcoming film from Lonely Osprey Productions features the thrill and chase of fly fishing for striped bass. Film to be released December 25, 2016.

“Restoration” isn’t what you are doing

On my google alert I saw the following headline, “Coldwell Banker Ambergris Caye: Blackadore Caye is Now Moving Forward to a Full Swing Restoration.” Yes… see… they are “restoring” Blackadore Caye. re·store /r??stôr/ – repair or renovate (a building, work of art, vehicle, etc.) so as to return it to its original condition. Blackadore will […]

Tippets: Gear Storage, RIO’s Behind the Brand, Tying Yellow Sallies

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Before storing gear away for the winter, take a look at five important storage tips from FishTec. For fly reels, lines, rods, leaders and waders. RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series explores the life and work of key employees at RIO. … more ?

RIO’s New Saltwater Mono Tippet

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

RIO Products has announced the release of their new Saltwater Mono Tippet, which won the Best Leader/Tippet award at the IFTD show in Orlando in July. Read more in the press release below. RIO’s New Saltwater Mono Tippet Allows Anglers … more ?

Zero Percent Hope of A Vikings Super Bowl This Season

My first Viking Blog of the 2016 Season Sorry Kool Aid Man, No Purple For Me This Year Last year on December 1st I wrote a post outlining 3 Paths to the Superbowl. Unfortunately Blair Walsh missed the kick and that ended the Vikes season. Show More Summary

Tippets: Attaching Bite Tippet, Fly Fishing with a Mission

Pete Kutzer demonstrates how to attach bite tippet to your leader in this instructional film. It’s an essential skill if you plan to fish for species such as such as pike, musky, bluefish, or barracuda. Via Orvis. Dr. Andy Danylchuk writes about … more ?

Martin Simpson Tribute Website

Artist Martin Simpson has battled cancer since 2012, and in April 2015 a scan revealed the cancer had spread to his bones. A website has been created so that people can write their words of encouragement/tributes for him while he … more ?

Daniel Carrier Joins Far Bank Sales Team

Far Bank Enterprises has announced the welcome of Daniel Carrier to the company’s sales team as Eastern Territory Sales Manager. Read more in the press release below. Daniel Carrier Adds Expertise to Far Bank Sales Team BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (November … more ?

Belizian Spring Break

It is happening. In April I’m going to head to Caye Caulker with my (at that point) 10 year old daughter, just the two of us. I’ve never been to Caye Caulker, but I’m pretty sure I flew over it when last in Belize in 2012. It seems to offer a lot of what I’m […]

Fate of a huge, 100-year-old lobster is decided with $230; video

A massive lobster said to be taller than a toddler and believed to be 100 years old was caught Sunday by a lobster fisherman in the Bay of Fundy in Canada. It wasn’t a surprise that the opening-season catch got plenty of attention. The...Show More Summary

Help the People Who Help Our Potcakes

Potcake (p?t-ke?k): noun. Mixed breed of dogs indigenous to the Bahamas, officially recognized as the Royal Bahamian Potcake. No fishing lodge is complete without a camp dog, and those who have joined us at Andros South have surely been aquainted with a few of the local potcakes who frequent our grounds on a regular basis. In fact, […]

Tippets: Klamath Dam Removal, Roads and Bull Trout, BTT Tagging Program, Dworshak Dam Fish Kill

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Dams aren’t the only reason salmon, trout and other fish need help on the Klamath. But dam removal certainly will help. Molly Peterson examines the watershed ecosystem via KQED. Following a lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, federal officials … more ?

My plug for BTT

I just gave the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust $200. If you are in a position to do something similar, I’d urge you to think about it. This is our conservation organization. They are looking out for the fish we love and the places where those fish live (and the economies that depend on those fish […]

Nice Fish, Logan!

Deneki guest, Logan Lewis, joined us this fall for our 2016 bonefish school at Andros South. He stuck this beauty. Good work, Logan! More on Big Bonefish An Honest Hero Shot Big Flies for Big Bonefish Land Your Fly Close to Big Bone...

Video Hatch: “Wilderness”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Studiocanoe studies presents a gorgeous short film based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir, filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

Tippets: Learning the Double Haul, Coolest Jobs on the River

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The double haul is an essential skill for any angler, but learning it can be tricky. Peter Kutzer demonstrates good learning tips, and Phil Monahan writes about a great technique for self-identifying problems, via Orvis. Fly Fishing Guide comes in … more ?

Catch Cam Net Kickstarter

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Catch Cam Nets provides technology to capture photos while safely landing fish. They are launching on kickstarter.com December 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017. Read more in the press release below. Catch Cam Net Kickstarter Ever been called a liar after a long day … more ?

Jerry French Launches Fly Fishing Website

Attention all Skagit junkies – Alaska West alum and Skagit mastermind, Jerry French, has launched his new website, and we think you should check it out! Earlier this month, Jerry shared with us the details behind the design of his new Renegade series of fly rods from Pieroway. Before that, we let you know that Jerry’s […]

Tippets: Making Short Casts, Flies for Night Fishing

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

John Juracek writes about the puzzling difficulty of making short casts. “If you find that you can cast twenty feet (this includes your leader) repeatedly, accurately, with a tight loop,” he writes, “indeed, you are casting better than 98% of … more ?

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