Author: sdurrant

Research on Removing Enloe Dam Ramping Up

Dam removal projects aren't just a pipe dream anymore. They're becoming a reality throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Enloe Dam is a 102-year-old impoundment on the Similkameen River in Washington. Enloe Dam hasn't produced electricity since 1959, and as such serves little purpose in the Similkameen River. Thankfully, discussions on removing Enloe Dam are...

For Wild's Sake: Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

Chase and Aimee Bartee are back with another episode of their fantastic series "For Wild's Sake." In this episode, they chronicle their journey to search for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout. "For Wild's Sake" is a series that explores our relationship to the natural world. You can watch the episode below.

MidCurrent Gear Roundup Spring 2022

We recently launched a new feature column here at MidCurrent called the Gear Roundup. We'll publish these at least once a quarter to highlight new gear that's of interest to fly anglers and anyone who recreates outdoors. You can read the first installment of the Gear Roundup here.

Lance Egan Features in New Podcast

Lance Egan, the renowned champion fly angler, features in a new podcast called "The Newb and the Knower." The show debuts on Monday, May 30, and features Pablo Signori, Jen Ripple, and Ray Bley also in the cast. You can sign up for alerts to the podcast - and learn more about the show - here.

Becoming a Great Fly Angler

Todd Tanner, who runs the School of Trout, put this piece together for Hatch Magazine on what he believes are the 12 keys to becoming a great fly angler. After reading through, I can't say that I disagree with Todd on any of them. You can read the story here.

How to Fish a Tailwater

Stephen Klobucar, over at The MeatEater, put together this great how-to piece on fly fishing tailwaters. If you're looking for something that'll get you excited about any tailwater trips you have planned this year, this is a great story to read. You can find it here.

Oregon State Slugger Uses Fly Fishing to Overcome Doubt

Jacob Melton is one of the best hitters in all of PAC-12 college baseball, but even he isn't immune to the self-doubt that comes with life. Luckily for Metlon, he was able to turn to fly fishing to deal with the fallout from an injury that sidelined him for Oregon State's 2021 NCAA tournament run. You can read the rest of the story here.

Fly Fishing Show Has Great 2022 Season

The folks over at The Fly Fishing Show had a successful 2022 season, and wanted to share a few of the successes both they and vendors saw. Below is a press release from The Fly Fishing Show. Shortly before 9 a.m. on a chilly January 28 in Edison, New Jersey, there was a sound that could be heard throughout the fly fishing industry.  It was the collective...

New Gear Roundup: Spring 2022

If there's one thing we don't have a shortage of in the fly fishing world, it's new gear. From reinventing strike indicators to updated rods and reels, there's always something new to catch the eye of anglers. In this and future Gear Roundups, we'll be highlighting some of the newest offerings from brands throughout fly fishing. This is gear that the team...

The Best Chest Pack for You

For years I carried all my fishing tackle in a vest I "borrowed" from my dad. After ruining dad's old vest and going through a few of my own, I decided to finally try out a chest pack. I'd used slings and hip packs before, but never really found one I loved. I was skeptical about chest packs for the same reasons—they're not vests, and I've always used a...