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Video: How to Tie a Tungsten Rainbow Dart

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Tungsten Rainbow Dart in this week's featured tying video. "It’s basically a mash-up of three great Lance Egan patterns; the Tungsten Surveyor, the Rainbow Warrior and the Red Dart," notes Flagler.

Four Fly Fishing Knots for Connecting a Leader to Tippet Material

This film shows how to tie four of the most popular fly fishing knots for attaching tippet to a leader: the improved blood knot, the blood knot, the double and triple surgeon's loop, and a Uni-jam knot. In addition, each knot finishes with a laboratory test that breaks the knot under a controlled environment, illustrating the relevant strength of each knot...

Nick Mayer

Nick Mayer is an award winning nature illustrator whose style embraces the natural beauty of fish and other marine life with a unique scientific perspective. He is a former marine biologist and a lifelong fly fishing addict.  A skin of his teeth survival falling overboard off a commercial fishing vessel into the Bering Sea followed by a near float plane...

Yvon Chouinard on "Simple Fly Fishing"

Newly revised and updated, with more stories, more secrets, more flies, book trailer for Yvon Chouinard’s best-selling book on tenkara. We now have a limited number of signed copies of Simple Fly Fishing Revised Second Edition: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel in the MIDCURRENT Store.  Each book is signed by all three authors: Yvon Chouinard...

Choosing the Right Fly Reel with Kelly Galloup

Kelly Galloup offers several great tips on why you might choose one fly reel over another. "Drags are the most overrated thing in the entire fishing fly-fishing realm. It's been blown way out of proportion. Start with the trout reel using 4-, 5-, 6- and 7 X. The thought that you need a drag is crazy..... It's even more important in rivers in the respect...

"BWO Buffet"

Utah's Green River is home to one of the world's greatest blue-winged olive (BWO) hatches. Often times there are so many mayflies on the water that it looks like a shag carpet floating down the river, and the trout can't resist gorging themselves relentlessly.

Nymphing Techniques: Joe Humphreys

The great Joe Humphreys teaches the essentials of nymph fly fishing on his home waters in Pennsylvania. Joe Humphreys is considered a master of many fly-fishing disciplines but is probably best known for his love of educating anglers of all ages, especially children and young adults. In this episode Joe shares some of his expertise and reflects on a life...

"Hang Tight" Fly Fishing Film

Fly fishing is serious business!! But where do you draw the line between passion and abnormal ambition? In this satire, a fly fisherman reaches his mental boundaries while looking for his first marble trout in Slovenia - outcome unknown!

Fly Fishing High, Dirty Water - Kelly Galloup

A bunch of great tips from Kelly Galloup on how to fish high, dirty trout water. "With runoff right around the corner, the rivers getting high and muddy, a lot of people are going to quit fishing. But obviously the fish still eat. What method is best? It is a great question, one we're fielding almost daily right now because the rivers went up with all this...

Fly Fishing Film: Spring Creek

Todd Moen: "Normally I wouldn't find myself doing much traveling to film fish during the hot summer months, especially in August. But the summer of 2015 I made some plans to go find cooler water. I was invited back to one of my favorite places on earth, to meet a couple of friends capturing the hopper hatch together in full swing. The smoke was thick from...