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Skydiving, Kayaking, and Fly Fishing VR Therapy

What do skydiving, kayaking, and fly fishing all have in common? Not much at first glance. But a recent piece from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) ties them together in one of the most unique, and meaningful, ways I've ever seen. Veterans in St. Louis now have the opportunity to participate in these activities thanks to virtual reality. And...

Noted Outdoor Journalist Nelson Bryant Dies at 96

“The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a snake may be more than some purists can stomach. Trout are beautiful and wise, pickerel are neither. However, a man cannot always chase rainbows.” That quote as much as any from Nelson Bryant's long career as outdoor journalist sums up his approach to writing about fishing...

NY College Student Drowns While Fly Fishing

Jared Fearby was a conservation biology student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  He and his grandfather became separated while fishing and he was discovered unconscious in the water. It's a reminder that small accidents--falling and hitting one's head, for example--can lead to tragedy on any body of water.  Fishing with a friend and...

Peter Moyle is Conservationist of the Year

Peter Moyle was named Fly Fisherman Magazine's Conservationist of the Year for 2020. Moyle is a well-known name in conservation circles, and is a stellar example of what it means to be a true conservationist. Some of Moyle's notable achievements include his work implementing catch-and-release fishing regulations on the McCloud River in California. The...

Spencer Durrant Is MidCurrent's New News Editor

Starting today, Spencer Durrant takes over the role of news editor for MidCurrent.  Spencer is a fly fishing writer, outdoors columnist, and novelist from Utah. A lifelong angler, Spencer started his writing career in the sports world, covering the Utah Jazz of the NBA for local and national outlets. In 2016, his debut novel Learning to Fly was...

Fire Destroys Rodmaker Bob Taylor's Workshop/Storage

A December 23 fire destroyed the trailer where bamboo rod maker Bob Taylor stored his rods.  Taylor was just recently inducted into the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum's Hall of Fame.

Podcast Episode: “Riverhorse Nakadate on The Sustainable Angler”

Host of The Sustainable Angler, Rick Crawford, talks with Riverhorse Nakadate in this great episode of the podcast. “He is not only an inspiring writer, but is also using his writing to educate and create more awareness about environmental threats to our fisheries, such as mining in the Boundary Waters, climate change and more. Riverhorse writes for The...

Podcast Episode: Miles Nolte on The Itinerant Angler

In this recent episode of The Itinerant Angler, host Zach Matthews talks with Miles Nolte. “Miles Nolte is Meateater’s new director of fishing, the man behind Das Boat, a former writing professor, Alaskan guide, and all around good dude. Don’t miss his impressively erudite thoughts on fishing media, the best fly fishing book, and keeping the old...

Video Hatch: “Bob Clay – The Bamboo Rod Builder”

This short film from Captain Quinn features Bob Clay, “a world renowned bamboo fly rod builder. He builds single hands and double hands when he is not chasing steelhead in Northern BC.”

Maxine McCormick Just Wants to Be a Teen

In this profile piece of Maxine McCormick, Chris Wright wonders, “how can a 15-year-old make her way through a world dominated by retirees?” Read more via Outside Online.