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Video Hatch: “YETI and Orvis Present: Andy”

5 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Renowned photographer Andy Anderson has traveled the world to shoot everything under the sun, including fly fishing and wingshooting. In this short film, “He shares some of his thoughts and philosophies about the art form to which he has dedicated …

How to Tie the Carey Special

5 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Carey Special is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Tier and videographer Tim Flagler says of tying this classic pattern: “The Carey Special is an old, easy, effective and, perhaps most of all, versatile pattern.”

Ice Fishing Goals Winter '17-'18

23 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Winter has come to Minnesocold! It looks like we are in for a long one this year. I thought I would do something I haven't done before and come up with some goals for my ice fishing this season. Doing such a thing hasn't really entered my mind before, at least not since I started blogging. Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “A Rio Revuelto”

23 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film from Lupita Media highlights the threats facing the waters of Chilean Patagonia.

5 Common Traits of Great Fly Casters

Most anglers want to be better casters. Whether you’re just beginning or have been fly fishing your entire life, there’s always room for improvement. The greatest casters on earth will tell you the same thing. The greatest anglers on earth will also tell you that casting is not fishing, and thus great casting is not […]

Tippets: Swing Season, Fishing from Small Watercraft

“Try explaining your steelhead jones to someone—a relative, coworker, or better yet, a potential spouse—and there it is: disdain, or worse, real concern,” writes Dylan Tomine. Read his essay, “Swing Season,” via Sage. One of the ways to up your … more ?

Nervous Water

When most anglers think of bonefishing, the image of fish cruising through gin-clear water, over white sandy bottoms, under the high sun of a blue-bird day is most likely what comes to mind. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If that was always the case, heck, spotting bonefish would be easy! But its not. Occasional […]

Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Louisiana with Capt Brandon Keck”

This film features amazing footage of top-water eats by bull redfish and jacks. 

Tippets: Fly Choice in Focus, Tips for Taking Release Photos

In a recent three-part series, “Fly Choice in Focus,” Paul Gaskell outlines how to get the most out of simple fly patterns. View Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3 via Discover Tenkara. From arm position when handling fish to … more ?

Loon Live with Hogan Brown

The next episode of Loon Live will feature guide and fly designer Hogan Brown, “answering your questions about chasing fish on the west coast, especially on his home waters of the Yuba River.” Visit the Loon website for more details and … more ?

Video Hatch: “Swing Season”

Sage ambassador Gray Struznik shares his passion for Northwest fisheries in this short film from Sage. Swing Season – TheSlowdown from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

Bahamas Regs… where things stand now at the end of 2017

I’ve been traveling, so haven’t posted more about this, but I’m sneaking a few minutes here at work to get some more news out. The Bahamas regs put into place earlier in the year are still on the books, but won’t be enforced until a thorough review can take place.  That’s the long and short […]

Tippets: Social Media & Fly Fishing, Reading Water        

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Has social media killed fishing? On a recent episode of The DrakeCast, listen to both sides of the argument over “the positive and negative impacts social media has had on flyfishing.” Listen here. From banks and back eddies to vegetation … more ?

Nymphing Tip: Tag Your Split Shot

Way back in 2011, Alaska West alum and trout guru, JEB Hall, gave us the details for his go-to rig when slinging beads for big leopard rainbow trout. It’s still as current as it was six long years ago, so if you haven’t checked it out, be sure to hit the link to give it […]

Tippets: Record Low Salmon in the Fraser, The Gar Wars, Fish Returning to the Sandy River   

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

It is estimated that a record low number of steelhead will return from the ocean to the Fraser River in 2017. “Mike Ramsay, assistant director of BC’s Fish and Game branch, said if management practices in the federally regulated commercial … more ?

How to Handle Bonefish

You want your bonefish to live long and prosper after you release it? Well, here are some thoughts. You’ll notice I’m not immune from making bad decisions. I do, from time to time, but I want to be better. That’s the goal. The risk to the fish by our poor actions is not insignificant. Here’s […]

Jack Charlton’s Personal Fly Reels Up for Sale

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

MidCurrent just got word that a set of very exclusive fly reels is for sale at The Angling Company in Key West, Florida. Jack Charlton began his career in precision aerospace machining in 1965 in the Los Angeles area and founded … more ?

Is the Bahamas on the Verge of Doing the Right Thing for Anglers?

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

At the 6th Annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, US-based ad agency Admirable Devil sponsored a lively panel discussion titled “Bonefish and the Bahamas.”  Beau Beasley updates his previous reporting on Bahamian angling regulations with new information suggesting that the ambiguity … more ?

Timeless Tips: Top 5 Mistakes Made Fighting Big Fish

At Alaska West and BC West we see a lot of big fish fought by our guests – we’re talking steelhead and king salmon here.  Sometimes our anglers do a great job fighting the big ones.  Other times…not so much. Fight hard, fight smart, and get it over fast! Top 5 Mistakes Made Fighting Big […]

Video Hatch: “Anatomy of a Fishing Story”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In this short film, Jason Rolfe, Steve Duda, and Gregory Fitz reflect on the importance of writing in fly fishing, highlighting the kickoff of the Writers on the Fly Reading Series. Via Lost River Film Co.

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