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12-foot great white shark hooked from San Clemente pier; video

According to the Orange County Register, San Clemente beaches were re-opened Monday morning after being closed Sunday afternoon when more than two dozen sharks were sighted from the air shortly before 4 p.m. — at least one reportedly measuring up to 10 feet in length. Show More Summary

Be Safe Out There – Wear Your Wading Belt

On many rivers around the country, spring means run-off season, and with it means big water and cold water temperatures. Therefore, we thought it would a good time for a friendly reminder – Whenever wearing waders in, on, or around the water, please, wear your wading belt. Everybody takes a spill in the river from time […]

Video Hatch: “Swiss Brookies”

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In this short film Oliver Streuli of the blog International Hobbyist offers beautiful footage of fly fishing for brook trout in the Swiss Alps.

Tippets: Little-Known Montana, Catch and Release Research

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

While perhaps the most well known, the Missouri River is not the only great fishing water in central Montana. In this article, Greg Thomas outlines other hot spots as well as the best flies and techniques for the area, via … more ?

Home Waters – Bay Area Style

It wasn’t too long ago I was lamenting the fact there were no fish in the SF Bay Area to throw a fly at. That “fact” turned out to be pretty much wrong. See… there ARE fish to cast a fly at in the Bay (as some of you rightly pointed out). Stripers are my […]

Smith Optics 2017 Sunglass Giveaway

From today through May 29, MidCurrent and Smith Optics are running a giveaway for a new pair of Guide’s Choice sunglasses with the winner’s choice of lens tints. Just go to the Giveaway page and sign up. Read more about … more ?

How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that …

Tippets: Fire at Winston Rod Company, Fishing Spring Runoff

In the early morning hours of May 7, 2017, the building that housed the original R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, burned down. “Winston fly rods suffered a great loss in history, tradition and the best bamboo rods … more ?

Yesterday's Full Fishing Report: GOMH & Mille Lacs

Yes, once again it is time for Devin's Birthday Bullhead 5:15-7:30AM GOMH NE SW SE, BulldogConditions: Low 40's, Mostly Cloudy, Windy NE Another beautiful sunrise that there is no way I would have seen had it not been for Devin's birthday. Show More Summary

How Opener Morning Went At The GOMH This Year

18.5" Piranha/Craw Fatty (Junebug/B/B) 5:15-7:45AM GOMH NEConditions: 54-57?, Partly Cloudy, Calm to Light NE windI arrived a little later than I would have liked do to me putzing around at home a little to much, but it worked out as no one was on the N side when I got there. Show More Summary

Thanks from Andros South

It’s hard to believe, but today we wrap up yet another unforgettable season at Andros South, and want to extend a big thanks to each and every one of you who joined us this year. We know you’re the reason we’re able to do what we love, and for that we’re extremely grateful. See you […]

Video Hatch: “Endless Summer”

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film from Andrew Steele Nisbit features footage from the Upper Genesee River, during “a summer that time forgot.”

Tippets: Joan Wulff Honored by BTT, Learning Pains with Tenkara

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

At the sixth annual New York City dinner put on by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Joan Wulff was presented with the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award. In her acceptance speech, writes Monte Burke, “Joan said that the sport of fly fishing … mo...

Trout’s Fly Fishing is Looking for a Regional Manager

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Trouts Fly Fishing based in Denver, Colorado, has announced their search for a regional manager. Read more in the press release below. Trout’s Fly Fishing is Looking for a Regional Manager Regional Store Manager – Denver Trouts Fly Fishing, a … more ?

Leading Bonefish – Know Your Fly’s Sink Rate

When presenting a fly to a bonefish, your primary focus should always be getting the fly within their field of view as quickly as possible. After all, a fish can’t eat what it doesn’t see, right? For bonefish, that field of view is generally on, or near, the bottom. Sure, bonefish will certainly feed throughout […]

Video Hatch: “Spring”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This new short film from Jazz & Flyfishing focuses on the emotions of getting back to the water with the first fishing trip of the year.

Tippets: Trout Spey Setups, Bennett’s Lunch Money

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In this short instructional video, Braden Lewis of Montana-based Headhunters Fly Shop talks about setups for trout spey lines and reels, and why large arbor reels are the best choice for certain applications. Matt Bennett's Lunch Money fly is a … more ?

Brad Befus Named President of Scientific Anglers

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Scientific Anglers has announced the promotion of Brad Befus to President of Scientific Anglers. Befus previously served as Director of Wholesale for the company. Read more in the press release below. Brad Befus Named President of Scientific Anglers From SA: … more ?

How Yesterday Went

19.33" SBKO (Chart/Hrng Bone) 7:30-9:20PM Platte Lake in the Trophy10:00-11:00PM GOMH NEConditions: 59-50?, Mostly Sunny, Light NE wind, Water Temp 59?, Water level stable to falling despite the rain the past couple of days.My plan was to wake up at 4:15AM this morning and hit the GOMH and possibly go out in the Trophy as well. Show More Summary

I Reached A Goal In 2017 That Eluded Me Last Year

10.5" Lucky Craft Gunfish 117 It may be a dink, but all topwater fish count, so goal achieved. I read a article on Wired2Fish that said this bait is very effective if there is some chop on the water. Definitely will be following that advice.

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