Category Archives: Commentary

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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OWAA Excellence in Craft Awards

The Outdoor Writers Association of America has announced winners of the association’s 2013 Excellence in Craft contest. From blogs and multimedia to newspaper and photo, these are the cream of the crop of outdoor media. Read more in the press … more

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Extreme Fishing

A recent catch by Russian president Vladimir Putin highlights a growing trend in fishing, writes Patrick Barkham on The Guardian, “extreme fishing.” And while it might be good for ratings, popularity and television shows, it leaves you to wonder if in … more

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Of Trout and Gifts

A short story on personal sacrifice and a shared bond of fishing, Jon Tobey’s essay “Die With a Human Heart” highlights the relationship of a grandfather and grandson, and how “Sometimes, the only thing you can do is not the … more

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