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Patagonia Continues to Expand its Fair Trade Program for Fall 2016

For their Fall 2016 product lineup, Patagonia continues to expand their Fair Trade Program.  They’ve partnered with Fair Trade USA, an organization that has a well-established program for ensuring products are made in factories and farms where workers are safe, … more

Scientific Anglers Launches AST PLUS slickness Additive

Scientific Anglers has announced its new AST Plus slickness additive, a proprietary formulation dispersed throughout their fly line coatings that extends “the line’s slick behavior throughout the life of the line.” Read more in the press release below.

Redfish Anglers Get an Award-Winning Line from RIO Products

RIO Products has announced a new saltwater line, designed specifically for anglers targeting big Gulf reds in cooler conditions. Read more in the press release below.

Video: Rep Your Water New 2017 Products


The husband-and-wife team at Rep Your Water gives MidCurrent a sneak peak at some of the new styles of their apparel for 2017.

Bill Curtis Passes

Long-time south Florida fishing guide and pioneer of saltwater fly fishing Bill Curtis passed last night, according to friends.  Curtis was considered a legend by many of his peers and clients.  He was most likely the inventor of the poling platform, and the had broad influence over flats skiff design, flats fishing techniques, and flies and tackle.  “He was many things to many people,” Chico Fernandez told us this morning.

According to photographer Pat Ford, “Bill was 91 and died peacefully with his daughter in Crystal River of congestive heart failure on October 24th. He worked at Bass Pro Shop till June when his age made it difficult for him to drive.”

Read more about Bill in a profile excerpted from Tideline by Andrew Steketee and Kirk  Deeter on MidCurrent.

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Video Hatch: “Steelhead to Steeps”

Pro-snowboarder Curtis Ciszek talks about his dual passions, snowboarding and fly fishing for steelhead, in this short film from SmartWool.
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Tippets: Fishing Fall Streamers, Confluence Film’s “Providence”

  • Fall brings a change in fishing tactics and appreciation for the simplicity of the sport. Fishing streamers “offers a kind of reprieve, a straightforward, uncomplicated return to what brought you to fly fishing in the first place,”writes Allen Morris Jones in a recent article via Big Sky Journal.
  • Providence,” Confluence Film’s newest release, features the saltwater paradise of Seychelles, 1,000 miles off the coast of East Africa. The film features the history of the untouched waters, the threats of piracy and the unbelievable fishing opportunities. Via GrindTV.
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Brian O’Keefe joins The Fly Shop Pro-Staff Team

California-based The Fly Shop has announced the welcome of Brian O’Keefe to their Pro-Staff team. O’Keefe will host fly fishing trips around the world, and will join The Fly Shop’s travel department at fly fishing shows and events across the country.

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Video Hatch: “CAMP-2H16”

This short film from museline features beautiful footage of fly fishing for salmon in Lithuania.
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Stream Map USA Expands Coverage to 41 States

Gogal Publishing Company has announced the release of Stream Map USA’s Mountain South, and South Central editions, expanding Gogal’s signature brand to 41 states.

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How to Tie a Barr’s Emerger BWO

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a BWO version of the Barr’s Emerger in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler: “These little guys work incredibly well, especially when trout aren’t quite ready to commit to taking high-riding dun imitations. There’s no reason not to carry them year-round.”

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Tippets: Joan Wulff and The Art of Fly Casting, Action of Fly Rods

  • Joan Wulff will present “The Art of Fly Casting,” a demonstration on the mechanics of casting, during the “Arts of the Angler” show to be held on November 5 and 6 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. The 9th annual event is sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.
  • If you’re angling for a new fly rod, don’t miss a great article by Kyle Wilkinson on how to choose the best action for your purposes. Wilkinson breaks down fly rods into the three dominant categories (slow, medium, fast) and outlines their most useful applications for fishing styles and conditions.
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Video Hatch: “Fun in the Mud Carptown”

Mudflats of Australia provide great opportunity for chasing carp on the fly. Via Jonathan Jones.
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Tippets: Interview with Brita Fordice, Chasing Esox

  • Seattle-based guide and fly designer Brita Fordice sits down for an interview on FrankenFly. Covering everything from her self-taught start to signature patterns, gear and material choices, read the interview here.
  • Northern pike are addictive, “Try going after these dinosaurs, even once,” writes Ben Duchesney, “and you’re sure to be ruined.” Read more about gear, flies, and techniques you’ll need once you get hooked, in this interview with Harry Desmond of Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing. Via Postfly Box.
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