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Fly Fishing Growing in South Carolina

When I think of fly fishing on the East Coast, I think of stripers off Long Island, or the brook trout of Maine. Aside from a desire to fish in the Great Smoky Mountains, I haven't given much else that far east a second thought. But this recent piece from Charleston's The Post and Courier details the great fly fishing in South Carolina. The state has it...

Podcast: Interview with Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson is one of the most talented artists I've ever had the good pleasure to meet. His art is engrossing, real, and fun - enough so that Orvis features his work on tons of products, including a limited edition line of their Helios 3 rods. Recently, Marvin Cash of The Articulate Fly released a podcast catching up with Tim, discussing art and fly...

Mary Orvis Marbury - A Fly Fishing Legend

If I asked you to tell me what Mary Orvis Marbury did for the fly fishing community, could you answer? I couldn't, when I first came across her name. I reckon most anglers can't. But she's someone you absolutely need to know about. Mary's contributions to fly fishing are varied, but perhaps her greatest achievement was creating a classification system for...

Beer is Changing Lives

This is one of the more unique fly fishing stories I think I've ever found. It comes to us courtesy of Fly Fisherman Magazine, and I highly recommend that everyone read it in its entirety. The article, by Ross Purnell, details something pretty extraordinary. As some of you may know, back in March 2019, SweetWater Brewing Company launched a new product...

Jason Schratwieser Elected President of the IGFA

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced that the IGFA Board of Trustees have unanimously elected Jason Schratwieser as president of the IGFA. Schratwieser has served the IGFA as conservation director since 2003 and has been influential in transforming the IGFA into highly respected conservation organization within the recreational...

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...