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Smith Creek to Launch New Products

New Zealand-based Smith Creek has announced new products for the year: the Middle Fork Fly Patch and the Rig Keeper. Both accessories are designed to be ergonomic and practical on the water without sacrificing style. Read more in the press … more

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Video: Umpqua Tailgater Organizer

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Jeff Fryover, president and CEO of Umpqua Feather Merchants, explains the company’s newest offering in the “gear organization” category, the Tailgater Organizer. Umpqua has devised a surprisingly affordable option for gathering all your fishing equipment in your car. You can … more

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Video: Tacky Fly Fishing Silicone Fly Box

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Tim Jenkins from Tacky Fly Fishing explains the company’s fly box, which won Best New Fly Box at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando last week. The box is made with a slit-silicone insert, rather than regular … more

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First Glance: Strike Foundry Coiled Sighter

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I have to admit I’m not much of a nymphing kinda of guy. I just don’t enjoy it that much. That is unless I get super techy with it and utilize some of the tricks my Euro-nymping friends have taught … more

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First Glance: Petzl Tactikka +RGB

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I fish a lot at night. For bass, trout, you name it. Doing so requires hand-free illumination for a good part of the process. Obviously light can spook fish in many situations and I almost always try to get away … more

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YETI Introduces “The Hopper”

This summer, YETI will display its new portable soft cooler at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. “The Hopper” will be available for purchase October, 2014. Read more in the press release … more

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Dr. Slick Unveils New Products

Dr. Slick has announced their new fly-fishing and fly-tying tools for 2014-15, including Typhoon Pliers, clamps, Turbo Hook Dubbing Tool and Bent Shaft Scissors. Read more in the press release below.  Dr. Slick Unveils New Products From Dr. Slick: Fully machined … more

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First Glance: High N Dry Fishing Floatants

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It’s that time of year.  It’s when manufacturers are either close to or unveiling their latest and greatest for next year (2015) to leading publications and media groups like MidCurrent.com. We get to test a lot of new new gear, … more

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Podcast Interview: Kyle Schaefer of Tidal Roots

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This week MidCurrent talks to Kyle Schaefer, partner in the new company Tidal Roots. Tidal Roots manufactures some of the most gorgeous wooden stand up paddle boards you’ve ever seen. The guys in charge over there also like to fly … more

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Quick Tip: Another DIY Stripping Basket

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A few weeks ago I found what had to be one of the best DIY stripping baskets ever for travel, made by my friend Paul Prentis. It’s slightly involved, but very easy to create and very effective. I’ve now found … more

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