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Quick Tip: DIY Travel Stripping Basket

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This great little DIY stripping basket idea came from my friend Paul Prentiss and my local fly shop, Front Range Anglers. I see Paul infrequently at my local bass haunt and he’s always got this homemade stripping basket with him. We … more

Video: What All Anglers Should Have in Their First Aid Kits

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Neil Luering, Orvis endorsed guide, former firefighter and paramedic, took the time to show MidCurrent some of the essentials of what should be in every angler’s first aid kit. Whether it’s in your boat, car or backpack, these are the … more

Video: Flycraft Stealth Fishing Watercraft

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If you’re the type of person that likes fishing from boats and doesn’t have the space to store a trailer, raft or drift boat but wants something rugged, river worthy and well designed, do yourself a favor and check out … more

Redington Launches New Website Focused on Consumer Experience

Redington has announced the launch of a new website designed with detailed information for the beginning to veteran angler. “Our new site emphasizes the incredible product we create and the adventure stories of the people who live it,” explains marketing … more

American Rivers Hires Two River Conservation Leaders in Colorado

Conservation group American Rivers has announced the addition of two new leaders to their team:. Ken Neubecker as Associate Director, Colorado River Basin and Sinjin Eberle as Associate Director of Communications.

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Skateboard Decks from Fish Nets

Bureo Skateboards makes cruiser skateboard decks entirely from recycled fishnets gathered from Net Positiva, a collection program supported by the Chilean government, World Wildlife Fund Chile, Marine Conservation Action Fund and an alliance of local fisheries. “To date, we have collected several tons of fishnets, and recycled a small portion into our initial prototype skateboards,” explains Ben Kneppers of Bureo. “For every board purchased, riders keep more than thirty square-feet of fishnet out of our oceans while providing support to Chilean fishing communities.” Find out more via Bureo’s Kickstarter page.

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Video Hatch: “Due South”

Watch this great collection of footage from Miami and the Florida Keys, with a host of anglers fishing for bonefish, tarpon, redfish, snook, and peacock bass, via Estrada Art.

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Video Hatch: “The Early Bird”

The race to get to the water can often feel like this vaudeville-themed film short from Caster Tollwad.

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Tippets: Making Midges, Ocean Trash, Taking the Colorado’s Pulse, Tenkara Starters

  • Spring fishing and high water often call for smaller flies, and in a recent article, Ed Engle writes about what makes a good midge pattern: segmentation and action.
  • The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has reminded us just how much trash is in the ocean: an estimated over-two-hundred-million tons. Anthony Carbone highlights the problem and some suggested solutions via a recent post on The Discovery Channel.
  • Knowing and monitoring a river’s “pulse,” or in other words, how much water moves downstream over time, is essential to restoring the ecosystem. A recent article on The Nature Conservancy blog highlights a shift in water management, to one focused on “function alongside form.”
  • Mike Agneta compares the contents of tenkara starter kits from both Patagonia and Tenkara USA in a recent post on Troutrageous.
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Rizzoli Unveils Photo Book On Coastal and Flats Fishing

With photography by Andy Anderson and words by Tom Rosenbauer, the recently released book Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing is a journey to America’s most notable saltwater fly fishing destinations.    It’s “As close to a firsthand experience as a reader can get without getting wet.”

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How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”

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Tippets: Finding Balance, Business of Public Lands, Small Stream Strategies

  • From expanding your season to the species you chase, Lee Terkel has some advice for increasing fishing time without sacrificing family or work. Read more on finding your fly fishing equilibrium via The Orvis Blog.
  • A group of outdoor business owners have written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to take a strong stance on protecting public land access as well as their fish and wildlife populations. “Public lands are a huge driver for outdoor-related business in this country, and it’s imperative that we care for them with the same ferocity that we apply to any other multi-billion dollar business,” said Tim Romano, of Angling Trade.
  • Small stream plunge pools can often hold surprisingly large trout. In a recent post, Chad Shmukler explains some strategies for success in these unique habitats. Via Hatch Magazine.
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Video Hatch: “San Francisquito Creek – America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014”

This short film from American Rivers highlights one of America’s most endangered rivers of 2014, San Francisquito Creek, and the issues facing its revival.

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Tippets: Elwha River’s Wild Steelhead, Bologna on the Bank

  • A suit filed by the Wild Fish Conservancy, Conservation Angler, Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee and Wild Steelhead Coalition that would have stopped  the planting of hatchery-born steelhead in the Elwha River has been rejected by a federal court judge. “We’re disappointed in the appeals court’s decision, but we’re still working our way through Judge Settle’s court on the overall program, so we’ll see where we go now,” said Kurt Beardslee, executive director of Wild Fish Conservancy, based in Duvall. Via Peninsula Daily News.
  • “Is there anything more satisfying than eating a bologna sandwich by the side of a trout stream?” asks Paul Smith. And while I can think of a few, it does make for an entertaining story about wins and losses via The Telegram.
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