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Poll Shows Support for Snake River Dam Removal

According to a new poll conducted and released by The Water Foundation, 59% of Washington voters support breaching the four lower dams on the Snake River.  Breaching these dams has long been a rallying point for conservationists in the Pacific Northwest – even those who aren’t ardent fly ...

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Skeena River Closed to Steelhead Fishing

According to an Instagram post by the Wild Steelhead Coalition, the fishery managers in British Columbia have closed the Skeena River to all steelhead fishing due to low return numbers. In almost seven decades of record-keeping, 2021 has been the worst year on record for both steelhead returns and ...

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Montana Anglers Call for River Task Force

It’s no secret that this past summer was atrocious for fisheries here in the West. Extensive heat, low water, and little-to-no precipitation led to one of the worst droughts on record. That led to groups of Montana anglers and some guide and outfitter associations calling on the governor to create ...

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Getting Ready for Fall Fishing

Fall is finally and fully here in the Rocky Mountains, which means trout fishing is on the upswing for the next few months. To get you ready for any and every fall fly fishing situation, you can read this story from Field & Stream.  The post Getting Ready for Fall Fishing appeared first on ...

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Podcast: The Articulate Fly with Jeff Blood

This show from Marvin Cash over at The Articulate Fly podcast is a timely one, considering the state of steelhead right now. In the first half of this two-part episode, Marvin sits down with Jeff Blood to talk all things related to Great Lakes steelhead fishing. Listen to the show below. The post ...

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Gear: New Korkers River Ops BOA Boots

Korkers’ River Ops boots are some of the best the company has ever made – a high compliment, considering their product history. The only knock I had on the River Ops when they launched last year was the lack of a BOA system. Korkers has rectified that with their updated River Ops BOA boots, ...

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Book Review: “An Alaska Flyfisher’s Odyssey”

Daniel Hoffman is best known in Alaska for the time he spent serving as the chief of police in Fairbanks – a tough job, to say the least. But Hoffman is an avid fly fisher, and recently wrote a memoir about his efforts to “seek a life of a drag-free drift.” David James, of Anchorage Daily ...

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ODFW Advances Plan to Harvest Steelhead

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has advanced a plan to harvest wild steelhead from rivers in Southern Oregon for full approval by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.  If approved, ODFW would be ignoring over 90% of public comments on its draft Rogue – South Coast ...

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Fly Fishing Affordably

It’s no secret that you can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on fly fishing gear. Shoot, I’ve done that more often than I’d care to admit. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, as Ross Purnell reminds us in this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. In it, he lists some of the best ...

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Tying Tuesday: The Winter Worm

This tying tutorial comes to us from Makflies on YouTube. It’s an interesting pattern that blends a lot of what makes perdigon-style nymphs effective, with some more classic trout fly proportions. I’ll probably tie up some of these for the fast-approaching winter. The post Tying Tuesday: The ...

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Story: An Artery Restored

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is one of today’s most effective conservation groups. While conservation isn’t their only focus, it’s certainly one with which they’ve seen great success. To whit, consider this story they just shared about restoring side-channels on Montana’s ...

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Gear: New Products from Sea Run Cases

Earlier this year, we reviewed Sea Run Cases here at MidCurrent. They impressed us with their build quality, functionality, and storage space. For next year, Sea Run has a bunch of new products out, which you can look through here. The post Gear: New Products from Sea Run Cases appeared first on ...

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