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St. Croix Names New Brand Manager

As part of their reentry into the fly fishing world, St. Croix has named Tom Larimer as fly fishing brand manager. Larimer previously worked for G. Loomis and as a guide on the Deschutes River in Oregon. You can read more about Larimer and the new role for St. Croix here.

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...

Oregon Legislature Approves Guide Relief Funds

In a special session last Monday, the Oregon state legislature approved $10 million in relief funds for guides and outfitters. For the fishing guides who are still struggling due to the pandemic, this is a welcome bit of news. You can read all of the details here.

Are Electric Boats the Future?

By now we're all familiar with the increasingly adept specs of electric cars. It looks more and more like those will be the vehicles of the future. What we often don't think about, however, is the idea of electric boats. In an effort to further reduce emissions, a few companies are racing to create electric boats for the consumer market. Your next halibut...

Mental Health Benefits of Fishing Detailed in Report

The folks over at Mission FISH - a group that helps veterans cope with PTSD through fly fishing - recently released a report that quantifies what so many anglers have long known. Fly fishing is beneficial to your mental health, especially if you suffer from PTSD. Per a press release from Mission FISH, some of the key findings of the study are: 84% of...

Wyoming Adds 7 New Ultimate Anglers

The state of Wyoming has one of the more intriguing fisheries programs out West. The Cowboy State offers different "Master Angler" certifications for anglers who catch trophy-sized fish of any species swimming in the state's waters. If you catch ten fish that qualify as trophies, you earn the title of Ultimate Angler, the program's highest honor. Recently...

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...