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Tag: fly fishing

Tippets: Biology of Fly Fishing, Five Flies for December

Understanding the biology of your quarry can help you be a more successful angler. “The entire basis of fly fishing is to fool a fish into accepting your (entirely artificial) fly pattern as if it were genuine prey. Because of this, the whole activity boils down to 'hotwiring' the systems that fish normally use to recognize what is worth eating (and how...

New Specialty Classes Offered at VA Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

On January 12-13, 2019, the 19th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will draw anglers from throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, and even Vermont. Held at the Meadow Event Park, just 15 miles north of Richmond on the site of the state fairgrounds, the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is the...

Fly Fishing Show Launches New, Easier to Read Website

The Fly Fishing Show has announced the launch of a new website for show schedules and information. The new platform is “much more mobile device friendly, easier to navigate, and significantly faster,” says Fly Fishing Show president Ben Furimsky.

"Simple Fly Fishing" Second Edition

The second edition ofSimple Fly Fishingwill feature a new cover design by artist Dwight Hwan, eight new fly designs in full color, added stories and instructional illustrations by renowned fish artist James Prosek, plus a quick setup guide for tenkara. The revised 2nd edition lands inPatagonia stores in December and will include a limited number of...

"Where Should I Take a Beginner Out West?"

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I am looking for a recommendation for a river where I can take a beginner. I will probably invest in a guide. I’m looking for a dry-fly fishery with lots of action. Smaller fish that hit anything is preferable to larger fish that are selective. I’m looking for a western...

Writing the Rise

Fly fishing has been a source of literary inspiration since the days of Dame Juliana Berners, and over the years we've seen hundreds of thousands of piscatorial pages come to print.  That said, one of the coolest things about the modern fly fishing community is how many different venues there are for the written word: blogs, magazines, e-zines, social...

"Guidespeak"

“Hi, I’m Nick, and I will be your fishing guide today. You guys ready to get out on the water or what?!” By now, my opening lines and go-to questions feel more like a robotic speech than conversation with human beings.  I am numb from the grind of guide trips and waders that never fully dry. My boxes look like a graveyard of what were once brimming...

Fly Fishing Jazz: Goin’ to the Water Songs

Mark Sides photo, Coyahique, Chile THIS MAY BE “Fly Fishing Jazz,” but no matter how you slice it, jazz is meant to be played after dark—or at least after the evening hatch starts. The morning—before sunrise, when you’re rumbling and fumbling, looking to set the personal gyroscope on a new day, and ultimately making your way to the river or boat...

Trout Flies

Trout flies have always been a fascinating mix of practical function, unique sculptural form, and hypnotic beauty to me. In the next few chapters, I’d like to discuss wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, emergers, crustaceans, terrestrials, streamers, bottom dwellers, and exciters/attractors, and how I see their evolution, from historic, to traditional...

Interview: Bob Mallard of Native Fish Coalition

MIDCURRENT's publisher, Marshall Cutchin, recently had a chance to sit down with Bob Mallard, a founding member and the national vice air of the recently formed non-profit Native Fish Coalition.  They spoke about the purpose of the Native Fish Coalition, what the need is, and how the coalition hopes to change the conversation about wild fish and the...