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Video Hatch: “My Grandfather’s Gift”

10 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This this short film Dan Conway talks about how he came into fly fishing after inheriting his grandfather’s fly rod. Via Emilie Milcarek.

Tough Tournament, Tough Year

10 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Whitefish Lake Tournament 9/24/16I didn't take any pictures.7:45AM-3:50PM Lower Whitefish, Big Trout, Lower HayConditions: Low 60's, Cloudy with light drizzle in the morning, Wind to Very Windy ESEThe Day:I missed the only bite right at the boat on Mark's starting spot on a Piranha with a Chigger Craw trailer. Show More Summary

Tippets: The 15 Best Carp Flies, Crazy Reese Ferguison Hopper Dropper Derby

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Carp are more intelligent than many anglers give them credit for, and they reside in diverse ecosystems, which factor into fly choice. Jay Zimmerman, author of The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them, writes about factors that play … more ?

Environmental Activist Joe Browder Passes

12 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Former Miami TV reporter turned environmental activist Joe Browder passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 78. Browder played a pivotal role in protecting the Everglades and co-founded the Friends of the Everglades group.  He “was as tough … more ?

Tippets: Oldest Fishing Hooks Found, Triggering a Trout Strike

On Okinawa Island between mainland Japan and Taiwan researchers have found the world’s oldest fish hook to date. The hooks, carved from shells, date back approximately 23,000 years and were used to catch parrotfish and eels. The research is published … more ?

Video: Rep Your Water New 2017 Products

The husband-and-wife team at Rep Your Water gives MidCurrent a sneak peak at some of the new styles of their apparel for 2017.

Shark explodes on fish hooked by fisherman, thanks to deckhand’s gaffe; video

A fisherman battling a decent-sized game fish, presumably a tuna, got the fish to the boat where it was well within range for the deckhand to gaff. In fact, the deckhand did gaff the fish momentarily, but it fell off an instant later. Show More Summary

The Fiberglass Manifesto Catches his First Bonefish

I love first bonefish stories and was happy to see The Fiberglass Manifesto get his first on a (very) recent trip to Blue Horizon down in Belize. Awesome. The permit didn’t cooperate (although there were legit shots) because, as you know, permit are jerks, but there were bonefish to be caught and they were. Check out […]

Bonefish Blues

When asked, “what color would you best describe bonefish to be,” most anglers would likely answer somewhere in the silver, gray-ish, or drab white category. That wouldn’t be far off from the truth of course. After all, it is the reflective quality of a bonefish’s scales that are responsible for their elusive, often ghost-like nature […]

Tippets: West’s “New Normal,” Brook Trout Hormones, Yellowstone Grayling, Elwha Dam Demolition Continues

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The recent fish die offs in the Yellowstone River predict a “new normal” for fisheries due to climate change, writes Alexis Bonogofsky. “The fish kill is not just an inconvenience for fishermen. The consequences of climate change are reverberating throughout … more ?

Video Hatch: “Eksoplanet – Eksingedalen”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The drone video of this short film features the river Ekso in Eksingedalen in Hordaland, Norway. Via Morten Kjetland.

Video: G.Loomis Asquith Fly Rods

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Famed rod designer Steve Rajeff of G. Loomis rods goes into detail about the collaboration between parent company Shimano and G Loomis in the new series of fly rods the company is calling “Asquith.”

Umpqua Promotes Dave Student to Fly Specialist

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced Dave Student in the role of Fly Specialist. Student will be responsible for quality assurance, sourcing new fly-tying materials, and selecting new fly patterns. Read more in the press release below.   Umpqua Promotes Dave … more ?

Keep Your Rod Tip High on Shallow Flats

We talk all the time about getting ‘down and dirty‘ when fighting big fish – fighting with the rod tip low and to the side. Doing so allows the rod to bend deep into the butt section, where the most power is, enabling you to put the heat on big hard-fighting fish. The down and […]

What’s happening in Belize, anyway?

There is a lot going on in Belize… but it might be easy to miss. It doesn’t make the news like… well… none of these places really make the news, but you know what I mean. Leonardo DiCaprio is a dique. There is a caye not too far from Savannah Caye called Blackadore Caye. Leonardo […]

Casting to Tailing Bonefish

You’ve stalked, searched, and finally spotted perhaps the most exciting thing in bonefishing, a tailing bonefish.. Now what? Tailing fish can make even the most experienced anglers weak in the knees. Not to worry, the next time you spot a tailer, follow these steps to make the best shot possible. Relax! Tailing fish are happy […]

Tippets: Fishing Partners, Waders Meet Science, Flies for Autumn

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Stephen Brutger writes about a different kind of “trophy” shot, and one of the most important decisions you make when heading out on the water: who you take with.  Via Stalking the Seam. Dutch and American scientists have developed waders … more ?

Patagonia’s Philosopher King

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Fly fishing, particularly the tenkara method, is a simple way to get people to like fishing. “And fishing was the way to get them to care about the water,” says Yvon Chouinard. A recent piece by Nick Paumgarten profiles Chouinard … more ?

How to Tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Matt Grobert shows how to tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive in this week’s featured tying video.  “This is one of those times where it really pays to be picky about materials,” notes videographer Tim Flagler. “Matt starts with high quality natural …

Rethinking Rethinking Belize

I was toying with the idea of taking my daughter on a daddy-daughter trip to Belize for Spring Break to snorkel and fish and to take her somewhere she hasn’t been before. Then… then we had a horrible weekend with her behavior being so amazingly poor I had to rethink the whole Belize plan. But […]

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