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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.

Costa Debuts Two New Lifestyle Frames

Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, welcomes two new lifestyle frames to its spring 2022 collection -  Salina and Paunch. Inspired by salty surf and tropical locales, Salina and Paunch have a sleek,  adventure-ready style designed to look good and play hard no matter your plans. The more feminine...

New Caleta Women's Sunglasses from Costa

Costa, longtime maker of some of the best fly fishing sunglasses on the market, just released a new set of frames for women - the Caleta. You can view the sunglasses and more details here.

Costa Releases Lido Performance Frames

Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, brings next-level performance and style to its spring 2022 collection with the new Lido. Versatile, stylish and packed with performance features, Lido is where form meets function. Lido might have a laid back vibe, but don’t let it fool you, its pro-level...

Smith Launches New Optics Lines

Smith Optics, one of the leaders in outdoor eyewear manufacturing, announced the launch of two new product lines. The Embark sunglasses are Smith's first-ever glacier-style shades that come complete with ventilated and flexible TPU side shields. The Bobcat combines goggle-like performance with the airflow and comfort of a pair of sunglasses. It's a smaller...

Costa Announces New VP of Marketing

The fine folks over at Costa Sunglasses have hired a new VP of Marketing - John Acosta. Acosta will be responsible with helping the brand continue its impressive growth seen in 2021. A full press release on the hire is below. Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, appointed industry veteran John Acosta...

New 2021 Fly Fishing Accessories

The folks over at Field & Stream, who've made a name for themselves over the years with great gear reviews, put together this continually-updated page for new fly fishing accessories that debut in 2021. Take a look and see what new stuff has popped up lately - and what to keep an eye on during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Read the story here.

Costa Debuts New Lenses

Costa has been busy of late, updating their classic sunglasses and rolling out new ones. Below is a press release about their new Costa Clear lenses. Since 1983, Costa Sunglasses has built a reputation for creating the highest quality, best-performing sunglasses for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts – but Costa knows that not every adventure takes place in...

The Right Lens Color for Fishing

We all know how important polarized sunglasses are to success in fly fishing. But the color of the lenses you choose play a big factor in how well your sunglasses work. You can learn more about that here, in a recent story by Gink & Gasoline. 

Best Fishing Sunglasses of 2021

I had the chance to review a ton of new sunglasses this summer, testing them out in a variety of fishing situations. My reviews on all the shades can be found here. It includes details on new products from Smith and Costa, among other notable brands. Give it a read here.