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German Salmon Addicted to Cocaine

Not too long ago, I reported on a story here at MidCurrent about brown trout being addicted to meth. The addiction was the result of meth leaking into waterways in Prague. It turns out, it's not just brown trout and meth that are getting mixed up in Europe these days. Salmon and cocaine are now co-mingling, according to this story from Field & Stream...

Rare Gold Bass Caught in Arkansas

I love fishing for bass, especially on a fly rod. I don't get to do it enough, and according to this story, my chances of catching a fish like Josh Rogers did are slim to none. Rogers caught a largemouth bass that was entirely gold in color. Think golden dorado yellow. It's a gorgeous fish, and you can read more about why the bass was colored that way here.

Story: 'I Wouldn't Be Here Today'

If you've ever wondered whether fly fishing is as therapeutic, relaxing, and helpful as all of us claim it is, look no further than this story from WSLS News in Roanoke, VA. Most of us are familiar with Project Healing Waters - the group that helps veterans handle PTSD and other trauma through fly fishing - but we're not always privy to its results. This...

Orvis and Hell's Bay Boatworks Collaboration

Orvis announced that they've partnered with Florida-based Hell's Bay Boatworks to create a custom skiff package that directly benefits Florida fisheries. Specifically, they'll be working with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Captains for Clean Water. When a new Orvis-edition Hell's Bay skiff is purchased, the buyer can choose to donate $500 to either of...

Fly Fishing in The Economist

It's not often that we see fly fishing stories run in publications like The Economist. So, when it happens, I tend to perk up and pay attention. This recent article, dubbed "A river runs through it" details how fly fishing is "a story of oscillating tensions between the masses and elite; tradition and innovation; regional against national concerns....

Simms to Sell Direct to Consumers

In what should be good news for consumers, Simms will begin selling direct to the public with the launch of their new Web site later this summer.  We spoke with Simms CEO K.C. Walsh this morning.  He filled us in on the changes and what they will mean for both customers who currently buy Simms gear at their local fly shop and those who might prefer to buy...

The New Daily Gear Coverage from MidCurrent

Beginning this month, MidCurrent and Angling Trade begin bringing you regular daily gear news on MidCurrent.com and a new twice-monthly Fly Fishing Gear newsletter, which will begin publication next week. We've thought long and hard about how best to do gear coverage, and after several years of publishing the most comprehensive annual guide to new gear...

MidCurrent's RSS Feed Has Changed

The Internet is a complex beast, and one that requires staying on top of even the most minuscule bits. As a result, when we introduced the new MidCurrent, we also had to change some other services to comply with the "rules" our web overlords provide us - one of those services is RSS feeds. You may have previously subscribed to an RSS feed that ended in...

Restoring an Au Sable River Guide Boat

Angling buddies Ron Barch and Paul Eberhart bought the wrecked hull of a 22.5-foot Au Sable River guide boat for $500, got busy with modern epoxies, and are turning it into a floating bit of history, reports Aaron Ogg in the Grand Rapids Press.  "These boats have a rich history in Michigan and on the Au Sable, so it’s easy to romanticize the prospect of...

The New MidCurrent

After several months of planning and development, our staff flipped the switch on MidCurrent’s redesign this morning.    Our many thousands of news items, stories, features, videos, and podcasts are presented in a more accessible page layout, and we’ve greatly expanded our art and photography galleries, as well as our video offerings.   The new...