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Tips to Improve Your Roll Cast (Sun, 13 Oct 2019)
A roll cast is often the first cast beginning anglers learn. However, it is far from easy to master. In this article, Kent Klewein outlines four great tips to help anglers of all skill levels improve their roll casting technique. The post Tips to Improve Your Roll Cast appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Tips: Marabou” (Sun, 13 Oct 2019)
From fixing bad marabou to palmering, tying in tails to choosing the right kind, learn about all things marabou in this instructional video from Fly Fishing the Ozarks. The post Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Tips: Marabou” appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Deep Water Cay Shutters Operations (Sat, 12 Oct 2019)
Deep Water Cay has announced it will cease operations due to after effects of Hurricane Dorian. "With no idea when power will be restored to East End, and no structures that can be connected on the island, no housing, offices, functioning water or sewage treatment plants in place we have simply been forced by mother nature to close,” said Paul R Vahldiek, Jr., president of DWC. The post Deep Water Cay Shutters Operations appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Harmful Effects of Hatchery Programs (Sat, 12 Oct 2019)
New research suggests hatchery salmon may be causing more harm than good to wild salmon populations. By introducing weaker genetics to the wild gene pool, the long-term genetic fitness of the population is affected, impacting its ability to survive and reproduce. “Fisheries managers are coming around to the idea that hatcheries, while providing fish to commercial and sport fishermen, can also harm, rather than supplement, the wild stock.” The post Harmful Effects of Hatchery Programs appeared first on MidCurrent.
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New Fly Fishing Books – September 20, 2019 (Fri, 11 Oct 2019)
Tying Bugs: The Complete Book of Poppers, Sliders, and Divers for Fresh and Salt Water by Kirk Dietrich is a comprehensive tying book covering poppers, divers, and sliders.  The book “includes over 400 detailed step by steps for traditional patterns such as Lefty’s Bug and the Sneaky Pete, as well as new and innovative patterns tied with the latest materials. All facets of bug making are covered, from shaping the heads on cork, foam, and balsa, to tying articulated patterns, to creating weedguards. Also included is an extensive section on DIY painting and coloring techniques.” The post New Fly Fishing Books – September 20, 2019 appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Tips for Fly Line Maintenance (Fri, 11 Oct 2019)
It can be easy to forget about care and maintenance for fly lines, but they are “one of the three critical components to any setup (rod, reel, line), it’s the main artery connecting you and a fish,” writes Ryan Scavo. “So taking care of it is as important as picking the right fly for the piece of water you’re fishing.” The post Tips for Fly Line Maintenance appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Trout Unlimited Sues EPA Over Removal of Bristol Bay Protections  (Fri, 11 Oct 2019)
Trout Unlimited has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its recent decision to withdraw protections for the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The lawsuit “alleges the EPA ignored science and the potential impacts of developing the mine when it withdrew the Bristol Bay Proposed Determination, and in doing so violated the Administrative Procedures Act and Clean Water Act.” The post Trout Unlimited Sues EPA Over Removal of Bristol Bay Protections  appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Packing Tips for Fly Fishing Travel (Thu, 10 Oct 2019)
From travel bags and clothing to rods and fly boxes, in this article Phil Monahan outlines strategies for packing for fly fishing trips to both the mountains and the tropics. “When you’re on your way to what might be a fly-fishing trip of a lifetime, you want to pack efficiently, but you also must make sure that you have everything you’ll need when you arrive at your destination. That means using the right luggage and carefully choosing your gear and clothing.” The post Packing Tips for Fly Fishing Travel appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Podcast Episode: “The Secret Life of Steelhead with John McMillen” (Thu, 10 Oct 2019)
n this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, guest John McMillen joins host Tom Rosenbauer to talk about all things steelhead. “Besides being a lifelong steelhead angler, John has spent hundreds of days snorkeling steelhead rivers observing them, and at one time he was fishing about 345 days a year. John has worked professionally for the US Forest Service, the Hoh Indian Tribe, the Wild Salmon Center, and recently for NOAA on the Elwha dam removal project. Despite his lifetime of studying the life history and ecology of steelhead, John remains an optimist on the future of steelhead and it gives us hope that someone who understands them so well feels they have a chance of survival.” The post Podcast Episode: “The Secret Life of Steelhead with John McMillen” appeared first on MidCurrent.
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Protections for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (Wed, 09 Oct 2019)
A judge has asked U.S. biologists to explain part of a 2014 determination that said the Rio Grande cutthroat doesn’t merit endangered species listing. “In a ruling issued Thursday, Krieger vacated part of the 2014 decision. She ordered the agency to explain why it considers isolated trout populations of less than 2,500 to be stable.” The post Protections for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout appeared first on MidCurrent.
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