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Video: Finding My Line

This video I found on YouTube is one of the best short fly fishing films I’ve ever seen. It details the life of a fly fishing guide who’s also a full-time student at the University of Arkansas – Jake Flood. Definitely give this video a watch. The post Video: Finding My Line appeared first on ...

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Skunk Week

Chris Hunt’s latest in Hatch Magazine details an entire week he spent in the Bahamas – not catching fish. It’s an interesting piece, and a good reminder that all of us could do with a bit of humility now and then. Read the piece in full here. The post Skunk Week appeared first on MidCurrent.

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Midge Fishing 101

Louis Cahill Photography While some anglers pine for the big bugs of early summer, I look forward each year to the hatches of tiny midges on my local tailwaters. I don’t know why, but there’s something immensely satisfying about catching trout on dry fly midges – especially in the dead of ...

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Delaware River Dewatered for Dam Repairs

Last week, the West Branch of the Delaware River was dewatered so repairs could be performed on a dam. A USGS gauging station was also calibrated during the low-water event. As you can imagine, the effects of this on the trout population was drastic. Read more in this piece by Dan Zazworsky from ...

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Fly Fishing Show Names 2020 Door Prize Winners

Door prize winners brought home fly fishing trips and gear valued at tens of thousands of dollars at the 2020 Fly Fishing Shows, announced President and CEO Ben Furimsky.   Prizes, names of winners, Fly Fishing Show location where the prize was won and the values include: Untamed Angling/El Faro ...

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How to Start to THRIVE

How to Start to THRIVE Hey you in your 40s and 50s and beyond. SAVE this post to remind yourself that You are not TOO OLD and it is not TOO LATE. Your time has not past in fact it’s just beginning! The second 1/2 of your life can be more passion filled, confident and abundant, ...

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Tying Tuesday: Easy RS2

The RS2 is a fly that works better than it should if we’re basing things on looks alone. It’s not much – just thread, a thin tail, and a wispy wing. But what it lacks in material, it more than makes up for in fish caught. Many a tough day on the water has been saved by an RS2 swung or fished deep. ...

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Chinook Populations Surge After Elwha Dam Removal

I originally came across this story when the Wild Steelhead Coalition shared it on Instagram, but it comes to us courtesy of Lynda Mapes at The Seattle Times. This story is an absolute must-read for anyone who considers themselves a conservationist. The story details the huge resurgence in king ...

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A Look at the Steelhead Industry in Ohio, Pennsylvania

When you think of steelhead, you probably think of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and Alaska. These places are the bastions of giant, native, wild steelhead. But there’s another steelhead fishery in the United States – and it’s worth millions. This interesting article from Farm and Dairy ...

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Oklahoma Angler Turns Fishing Journal into Book

I kept a fishing journal religiously for a few years, then I quit in 2020 because, well – it’s 2020. Tom Friedmann, of Oklahoma, though, didn’t quit. In fact, he’s turned his fishing journals into a book, per this fun article from The Oklahoman.  Read the full article here. The post Oklahoma ...

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