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Video Hatch: “Why Patagonia is Fighting for Public Lands”

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This video, the first-ever television ad run by Patagonia, focuses on the importance of public lands. “Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s founder, is standing up for our public lands. Stand with him. Text DEFEND to 52886 by August 24.”

Tippets: McCormick at the National Casting Championships, Fishing Small Streams

20 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

At 13, Maxine McCormick is taking the fly casting world by storm. At the National Casting Championships held in San Jose, CA McCormick beat her teacher, Hall of Famer Chris Korich, in flycasting-accuracy combination events. “Regardless of age or gender, Maxine … more ?

Winning the dad game with trout

I try to get camping at least once a year. Twice is ideal, once is sometimes all I can pull off. This year my wife and son came along (staying at my dad’s) to accompany my daughter, my brother, me and a few friends. This was my first chance to catch a trout with my […]

Tippets: Low-Riding Dry Flies, Hawaii Bonefishing

High-riding dry flies are easier to see for the angler. However “experienced anglers know that you’ll catch more trout if the bug is riding lower in the water,” writes Phil Monahan, “mostly in the film.” Read more about low-riding terrestrials … more ?

Simms Launches Fall 2017 Product Line

Simms has announced the release of the fall 2017 line of new products, which range from bootfoot waders to insulated outerwear for winter months on the water. Read more in the press release below. Simms Launches Fall 2017 Product Line Bozeman, … more ?

The Starlight Leech – Tying Instructions

Silver season is upon us, and while silver salmon might not be known as overly finicky in our parts, many salmon anglers would agree that when it comes to fly selection, one pattern in particular reigns supreme – The Starlight Leech. What makes it so effective? Well, we wrote an entire blog post on that […]

Nymphing with Indicators – 5 tips

It’s August, and in our neck of the woods that means our rainbow trout, dolly varden, and Arctic grayling populations are keying in heavily on the conveyor belt of salmon eggs and flesh making its way down river. Therefore, fishing sub-surface is the name of the game this time of year, and with that, like […]

Gear You Need: Nexcare Absolute Waterproof Tape

If you spend as many consecutive days on the water as we do, taking care of your hands is important. Cold, wet, hands coupled with line cuts, hook scars, and fish teeth can bring down even the most hard core anglers, which is why we’re always on the lookout for better ways to keep our […]

Timeless Tips: 5 Ways to Blow a Shot at a Bonefish

Don’t want to catch a bonefish? Pick one or more of these simple tips and you’ll be not catching fish in no time! Wear wading boots in the boat. If you’re casting from the boat and you’re wearing shoes of any kind, you won’t know if you’re standing on your fly line. Always, always, always […]

Bonefish Ready Position – Hold the Hook Bend

We’ve written a lot in the past about what we like to call the ‘ready position‘ when fishing for bonefish. Whether you’re stalking on foot, or poling from the boat, things can happen fast, and thus being ready at all times is critical.  Today, we give you one more super simple, yet helpful tip while […]

2018 Fly Fishing Shows Sell Out Booth Space

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Exhibitor booth space for the 2018 Fly Fishing Show circuit are sold out for all seven venues. “We are now ‘wait-listing’ potential exhibitors who may find space available at various venues if exhibitors change plans or prior commitments are disallowed,” … more ?

Video Hatch: “Wilderness and Silence”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find silence, but it’s always worth the journey. Via Mitja Piipponen.

GT: A Flyfisher’s Guide to Giant Trevally

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

A new book by Peter McLeod is the first comprehensive guide of its kind to detail fly fishing for giant trevally. The book is published by Merlin Unwin Books. Read more in the press release below. GT: A Flyfisher’s Guide … more ?

Mystic Outdoors Fly Rods Announces Derek Bond as New Majority Owner

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Mystic Outdoors Fly Rods has announced Derek Bond as New Majority Owner. “Bond is eager to take the business to the next level, strengthening its position in the fly fishing rod market.” Read more in the press release below. Mystic … more ?

Video Hatch: Fly-fishing Legend Joe Humphreys Mentors Young Angler

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

While generations apart, Holden Price, 18, and Joe Humphreys, 88, share a passion for fly fishing. And despite their age gap, they still learn from each other. Frank Ready writes about their unique friendship in this article via Centre Daily …

AFFTA Partners with Bullsugar

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced their partnership with advocacy group Bullsugar, “to support efforts to restore critical estuaries in South Florida.” Read more in the press release below. Fly Fishing Industry Leader to Support Florida Fisheries Restoration … more ?

‘Honest mistake’ causes fisherman to lose record for lake trout

An Idaho man on an annual fishing trip to the Flame Gorge in Utah landed a 57-pound lake trout that measured 48 inches for a state record in the catch-and-release category. Sidney Cellan of Soda Springs caught the massive lake troutShow More Summary

2017 AFFTA Board of Directors Election Results

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced the results of the 2017 election for board of directors. Members elected or re-elected to sit on the board include: Ben Kurtz, Michael White, Shawn Combs, Tom Melvin, and Tag Kleiner. Read … more ?

Tippets: “Upstream” with Langdon Cook, Rod Length vs. Rod Reach

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Langdon Cook’s new book, Upstream, follows the story of salmon. In this recent article on Forbes, Christina Troitino talks with Cook about wild salmon and the threats they face. “Salmon is the last real wild food. It’s one of our … more ?

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