Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Poetry: “Birds in Hand”

Robert DeMott once again shares a seasonal poem with MidCurrent readers… Birds in Hand Years ago, toward dusk on Christmas Eve, in those few strokes of day left before loved ones arrived for evening’s ritual of giving and getting I … more

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How to Tie a Simple Snowshoe Emerger

In this week’s featured tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Simple Snowshoe Emerger on a size 20 #125 Dai-Riki emerger hook. The Snowshoe Emerger can be tied on sizes from 18-24 and can be used to imitate Blue-Winged Olives, midges, …

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Happy Thanksgiving from MidCurrent

The staff at MidCurrent wishes everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving.   We hope your travels are safe and that you enjoy the company of family and friends.

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How to Tie a Catskill-Style March Brown Dry

In this week’s featured fly-tying video Matt Grobert shows how to tie the classic Catskill-style March Brown Dry.

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Attaching Tippet Rings to Leaders

Tippet rings, anyone?  Tim Flagler departs from his rather rigorous fly-tying video production schedule to take on these little devices, which can be viewed as either “the greatest thing since sliced bread or may represent the end of civilized fly … more

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How to Tie the Picket Pin

To Montana cowboys, ground squirrels standing on their hind legs looked like horse picket pins.    The “Picket Pin” got it’s name from the use of ground squirrel tail fibers in the wing.  Pattern author Jack Boehme took the name …

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4-Pound Tippet Tarpon Record Set Sunday

This past Sunday, Thane Morgan of Amarillo, TX, fly fishing with guide Dustin Huff, caught a 119-pound, 3-ounce tarpon on tippet that tested out at 3.8 pounds at the IGFA.  The previous record for 4-pound tippet was 48 pounds, 4 ounces. … more

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How to Tie the “Same Thing Murray”

The “Same Thing Murray” is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Tier Matt Grobert includes some slight variations from the original, a fly which was authored by Doug Hastings for New Brunswick Atlantic salmon but which has …

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Government Dysfunction a Slow-Motion Disaster for Fish Resources

In addition to the estimated $760 million in daily income lost by communities and businesses bordering federal parks, the halt in collection of license fees and taxes that feed directly into wildlife restoration and protection, and the immediate human impact … more

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Good News for Tarpon: Key West Votes Down Harbor Dredging

After many months of debate and a determined effort by pro-cruise ship business interests to sway voters, Key West voted down expanded dredging of the island’s harbor–a natural refuge for migrating tarpon and other species.    Previous dredging of the … more

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