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Fly Fisher Wins Bass Tournament

Bass tournaments have arguably given competitive fly fishing a large part of its existing framework, which makes the fact that a fly angler won a recent bass tournament a certain kind of sweet irony. As reported by Fly Fisherman Magazine, Ryan Williams used only his fly rod to help his team win ...

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Pandemic Derails Idaho Fly Tying Event

The pandemic has cancelled thousands of events since it started nearly a year ago, and yet another is falling victim – the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. This tying expo is one of the biggest ones in the Mountain West, with up to 3,000 people attending in-person each year. This is the second year ...

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Can You Tell a Good Cast From a Bad One?

Todd Tanner tackles a subject that’s a bit tricky in a recent story over at Hatch Magazine. In it, Tanner discusses whether you can tell a bad cast from a good one. You can read all of his thoughts here. The post Can You Tell a Good Cast From a Bad One? appeared first on MidCurrent.

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Fishpond Releases “Fish for the Future” Video

Fishpond has released a new video that’s one of the best ones I’ve seen this year. It highlights guides – but not in the way you’d expect. Fishing guides, in this short film, are portrayed as having the positive impact that we all know they can, even if it rarely gets represented in media. This is ...

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Fly Fishing Show Cancels, Postpones Events

SOMERSET, Penn. – Five of the six scheduled 2021 Fly Fishing Shows have either been postponed or cancelled, with the event in Lancaster, Penn., still on track for their original date, announced Ben Furimsky, president and CEO of the annual events. The updated Fly Fishing Show schedule: ...

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Loon Announces “Tools of the Trade” Series

Loon Outdoors is proud to present Tools of the Trade, a series of videos featuring Loon Outdoors Ambassadors and their use of Loon’s tools. The videos were made in partnership with Dominic Bruno of Wade Deep Media. The goal of the videos is to remind viewers that these are tools used by ...

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Cutting Spruce or Fly Fishing

This is a unique story by a fellow named Paul Smith, who writes for The Telegram in Newfoundland. This story centers on Smith’s usual winter routine of cutting spruce for firewood, but he can’t access his usual area because a certain lake isn’t frozen over. So, he “resorts” to fly fishing the ...

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Trash Fish: Colorado Pikeminnow

The folks over at Meat Eater have started a new series called Trash Fish Tuesday, in which they discuss fish that we all usually regard as not good for sport fishing. The most recent edition focuses on the Colorado pikeminnow, a fish that has sparked some serious debates in the Colorado River ...

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Covering a Hatch

Kent Klewein, over at Gink & Gasoline, wrote a great piece lately about how to cover a hatch. It all starts with carrying the right flies and knowing when to use them. You can read the article in full here. The post Covering a Hatch appeared first on MidCurrent.

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Winston Debuts AIR 2 Fly Rod

The R.L. Winston Rod Company, based in Twin Bridges, Montana, announced the release of their new AIR 2 fly rod series. The AIR 2 comes with a sticker price of $1,095.00 The AIR 2 features an all-new S-2000 high-modulus graphite, which Winston says leads to faster recovery speed and a smoother ...

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