Daily Archives: June 8, 2022

For Wild’s Sake: Apache Trout

For Wild’s Sake: Apache Trout

The most recent episode of “For Wild’s Sake” by Chase and Aimee Bartee just released, featuring the Apache trout. This is one of the best videos Chase and Aimee have made to date. You can watch the video below. The post For Wild’s Sake: Apache Trout appeared first on MidCurrent. Source link

Smallmouth Bass Tournament Registration Opens

Smallmouth Bass Tournament Registration Opens

The third annual GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge, held on the Miami River in Ohio, is now open for registration. The fishing challenge has two categories this year – one for conventional fishing, and one for fly fishing.  For anglers interested in registering for the event, you can learn more here. The post Smallmouth Bass Tournament Registration Opens appeared first…

How to Tie: Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear

How to Tie: Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Charlie Craven ties a fly that should be no secret to any fly fisher, the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. Difficulty: Intermediate Hare’s Ear nymphs may be some of the most common patterns in fly boxes, and for good reason. These flies imitate a wide array of subsurface insects, which makes…

Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long. Photo courtesy Drew Price The first time I ever saw a longnose gar, I was a child visiting a public aquarium, and I was mesmerized by the fish’s unusual shape and elongated mouth. Lake Champlain has a sizable population of Lepisosteus osseus, and when I…

Breaking News: Governor DeSantis Vetoes Widely-Opposed SB 2508

Breaking News: Governor DeSantis Vetoes Widely-Opposed SB 2508

On Wednesday, June 8th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially vetoed Senate Bill 2508. This bill was the subject of nearly five months of intense grassroots advocacy for the folks at Captains for Clean Water and Floridians who value healthy coastal communities. Back in February, SB 2508 was suspiciously filed as a “budget-conforming bill,” circumventing the traditional public engagement and committee procedures.…

Video: How to Tie the Bighorn CDC X-Caddis

Video: How to Tie the Bighorn CDC X-Caddis

The original CDC Black Caddis was tied by David Dill, a former Montana Highway Patrol captain who turned to his passions for fly fishing and fly tying upon retirement from the force. Dill’s fly was designed to imitate the caddisfly species that hatch in the riffles of Montana’s Bighorn River. By adding the trailing shuck from Craig Mathews’s X-Caddis, you…

Funding needed for climate-ready fisheries

Funding needed for climate-ready fisheries

As anglers, we need to advocate for approval of the $6.9 –billion NOAA budget submitted by President Biden for Fiscal Year 2023. Also, the $1.17 –billion budget included for NOAA Fisheries, and just as important, we need to support the included Climate, Ecosystems, and Fisheries Initiative, which would provide $10-million for climate and fisheries initiatives (much of this was cut…

Why not create a fisheries task force?

Why not create a fisheries task force?

A spokesperson for Gianforte says the governor shares the group’s concerns Because the Governor will just ignore you? A coalition of conservation groups and fly-fishing businesses are urging Gov. Greg Gianforte to create a task force to address the state’s declining cold water fisheries. The administration has so far declined. A spokesperson for Gianforte says the governor shares the groups’…

The Passing of a Father, the Birth of a Passion

The Passing of a Father, the Birth of a Passion

photo: Jessie Felix photography The passing of his father and thoughts about his two young boys inspired Jeff Davis to create rod builder Maine Fly Company.  “‘How do I want to raise these boys? Dad coming home late and leaving early with a briefcase? Or Dad living a dream and inspiring these boys to do the same,’ he said. ‘That…