Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Bristol Bay on the Edge

Friday, May 12th, news broke that the Trump administration paved the way for the Pebble Limited Partnership to restart its quest to dig North America’s largest open pit copper mine – directly in the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s vast wild … more

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Smith Optics 2017 Sunglass Giveaway

From today through May 29, MidCurrent and Smith Optics are running a giveaway for a new pair of Guide’s Choice sunglasses with the winner’s choice of lens tints. Just go to the Giveaway page and sign up. Read more about … more

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How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that …

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How to Tie an SBR Sulphur Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a pattern he calls the SBR Sulphur Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.

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Bamboo Rod Makers’ Landmark Montana Shop Lost in Fire

Early on Sunday morning a fire destroyed the Twin Bridges, Montana workshop where Glenn Brackett, Jerry Kustich and the rest of “the Boo Boys” crafted some of the finest bamboo fly rods ever made.   As Jerry Kustich wrote to MidCurrent this … more

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How to Tie the Last Walt’s

The Last Walt’s is a fly that can imitate just about anything, from a caddis larva, to scuds, sow bugs, cranefly larvae, even mayfly nymphs. “When the fly gets wet,” says tier Tim Flagler, “the bright thread wraps become even more …

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Video Hatch: “Journey On”

In the summer of 2015, filmmakers Aimee Savard and Chase Bartee packed up their belongings, moved into their 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, and left their home in Massachusetts. The goal? To make their way to Montana, and spend as much time …

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How to Tie a Damselfly Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Damselfly Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s an easy, quick and fairly cheap tie that works well in just about any body of water – making it an exceptional guide fly,” …

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Hunting the Saltwater Prize

“’Look: big school,’ my guide, Emir, said. He was pointing to a spot 50 yards in the distance. The surface of the water was churning, black tails poking up like so many miniature sails. ‘Hop out,’ he said.”  Jon Gluck … more

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How to Tie a Red and Black Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Red and Black Midge in this week’s featured tying video.   The Red and Black Midge, notes Flagler, is “ridiculously easy to tie, looks really cool, and works incredibly well.”

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