Category Archives: Commentary

“The Boat-Shaped Mind”

In “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951, John Steinbeck writes about a six-week boat expedition he made in 1940, gathering marine specimens along the Gulf of California. In an excerpt recently re-published online, Steinbeck pondered the … more

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Trout Fishing: A Line to the Past

At the beginning of another trout season James Prosek examines how fly fishing connects us to our past. “This, I have concluded after many years of doing it, must be primarily why we fish, to satisfy some latent impulse deep in … more

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BTT Calls for Petition Signatures in Support of Bahamian National Parks

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is calling for signatures on a petition in support of two new national parks in the Bahamas, which would protect critical habitat for marine fish and wildlife. Read more in the press release below.

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Suspense Trumps a Sure Thing

Fishing is full of unpredictable days, and quantity and quality don’t always line up. In a recent piece in The New York Times, journalist Adam Clymer writes about two such days: fishing for salmon on the Miramichi in New Brunswick, … more

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Fly Fishing for World Peace

From “frumpy old farts” to “hippy bros,” fly fishing is developing an increasingly diverse demographic base. And as James Joiner walks the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, MA, he wonders at how varied people and their opinions on the sport … more

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“Not Half As Cool”

Looks can be deceiving. And in fly fishing, the most accomplished anglers are often the most unassuming. In a recent piece Jess McGlothlin writes about posturing and ego. “Playing Politics,” in other words. “At the end of the day, we are flinging … more

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from MidCurrent

As we close out another year of great fishing and fun times with friends, MidCurrent wishes you a warm and happy Christmas and a wonderful 2015.

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Video Hatch: “EPA Clean Water Act — Chris Wood”

President and CEO of Trout Unlimited, Chris Wood, addresses the importance of agricultural partnerships and new rulemaking that would restore protections for seasonal streams.

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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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“Pro Tours” and Proper Notions

The debate on what constitutes “right” and “wrong” when on the water has resurfaced due to the announcement of the Pro Fly Angling Tour. Whatever your opinion, Phil Monahan’s recent piece on competitive fly fishing, as he writes, is an … more

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