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More on Steelhead Genetics from Wild Steelheaders United

Last week we shared with you part one of a fascinating article courtesy of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative’s ‘Science Friday’ series of posts on the genetic differences between summer and winter steelhead. The article shed light on how some recent research just might pave the way for better protection of wild steelhead populations in […]

Tippets: Removing Small Dams, Fish Virus Spreading in Pacific Northwest, Recovering the Yellowcheek Darter

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Large dam removal projects bring focused political resistance, but “conservationists are finding many landowners of small dams are happy to have them removed.” Read more about starting small from Kathleen Masterson via Vermont Public Radio. A highly contagious virus known … more ?

Timeless Tips: Streamer Fishing for Trout – 5 Techniques

The first official day of fall is only a few short days away, and for many of us, that means streamer season. Fall spawning trout (brook and brown trout) are most territorial during this time, rainbow trout are on the prowl for large food items to fatten up for the long winter ahead, and as always, the […]

Video Hatch: “Fishing the Lough Mask Part: 2”

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film from 9p#5 Média features fly fishing for brown trout on the Lough Mask, Ireland.

Tippets: PHWFF Healing Saturday, Autumn Fly Fishing

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will host simultaneous daylong events to raise funds and awareness of the cause of injured and disabled veterans. “Healing Saturday,“ will take place at local fly shops across the country in … more ?

The Cruel Season

Maybe there have been years as bad as this. I haven’t been paying attention for very long, in the big scheme of things. This hurricane season seems… just cruel. Harvey was bad. Irma was horrible. Now comes Maria and you just have to hope the oceans cool down and steal the strength from anything yet […]

Tippets: A Soldier’s Way, Native Fish Society Garage Sale

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Son Tao is a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army, a PHWFF veteran participant, volunteer, and world-class fly tier. Joel Stewart, author of A Fly Rod in my Sea Bag: Fishing Adventures in Baghdad During Operation Iraqi Freedom, profiles Tao’s journey to … more ?

Glass-Insert Fly Tying Bobbins Highlight Newest Dr. Slick Gear

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Dr. Slick has announced the release of their new glass-insert bobbins, which are designed to help solve the problem of fly tying thread breaking, becoming abraded or losing tension while tying. Read more in the press release below. Glass-Insert Fly … more ?

Listen While You Walk

Ask nine out of ten saltwater anglers their favorite thing about bonefish (or other flats species for that matter) and odds are you’ll get a response somehow related to the parallel between fishing and hunting. Stalking your quarry, only ever making a cast once you (or your guide of course) has spotted a fish, is […]

Video Hatch: “Water Cycle”

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This film, the first in the new film project series Water Cycle, follows former Blackburn Ranger Brian Ohlen as he bikepacks and fly fishes down the Pacific Coast in search of Steelhead. Via Blackburn Media.

Tippets: Upstream Book Review, Fly Fishing Massachusetts

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Justin Housman puts up a book review of Langdon Cook’s newest work, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table. “Cook wades into the controversies surrounding fish hatcheries and so-called ‘mitigation’ strategies to make up for fish-killing dams, but … more ?

RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

RIO has announced their second annual amateur fly fishing film competition. October 1, 2017 is the opening date for entries, and competitors can enter their submissions until March 31 of 2018. Read more in the press release below. RIO Amateur Fly Fishing …

Updated Reference Pages

We’ve written an awful lot of posts about fly fishing since we started our blog back in 2008. Seriously, we’re closing in on nearly 3,000 posts.. That’s a lot of articles about fly fishing, and we’d be willing to bet you haven’t read them all! That’s why we’ve organized many of our posts into ‘reference […]

Fisherman on paddleboard gets big surprise; video

Upon seeing baitfish surface a few hundred yards from the Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire, Mike Lamagna grabbed his fly rod, jumped on his paddleboard and headed out to possibly catch a bluefish or striped bass. Instead, Lamagna caught an incredible sight on his GoPro camera strapped to his head. Show More Summary

5 awesome places to fly-fish this fall

Fall, when temperatures are dropping, crowds thin out and fish are hungry, can be a great time to hook a lunker. Here are some prime spots to wet a line. The post 5 awesome places to fly-fish this fall appeared first on

Trout Fishing: Hold On To Your Hook Set

Today we present you with a simple tip that we’ve seen learned the hard way on, not one, but many heartbreaking occasions. When fishing for trout, particularly when fishing sub-surface flies from a drifting boat, most successful anglers agree that the most effective method of hooking fish on flies you can’t see is by setting […]

Thousands of sharks found on 15 Chinese fishing boats in Timor-Leste waters

Thousands of illegally caught sharks were discovered on each of 15 Chinese fishing boats during a dawn raid Saturday conducted jointly by the Timor-Leste National Police and the activist group Sea Shepherd. The Sea Shepherd vessel Ocean...Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “24 Hours in L.A.”

This short film from the “Find Your Water” series by Redington shows that fly fishing adventures don’t have to be far from home.

Tippets: Interview with Richard Franklin, Fall Flies

In the most recent episode of the Fly Fishing Consultant podcast, Rob Snowhite interviews Richard Franklin. He reflects on the pursuit of solitude while fly fishing in the West. And the “modern polarization of optics, high end fly rods, fly … more ?

About That Blogging the Elites AOY Goal

Not looking good at this point for reaching the goal. I am pre-fishing for the last Snatcher tournament of the year today up at Little Boy/Wabedo. That is 2 hours North of me. I am probably going to be worn out Friday. Maybe I'll make it over for the stuff on Saturday. On Sunday, the Vikes play at noon and I'll probably want to go fishing after the game is over. Oh well.

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