Anglers Launch Campaign to Demand Climate Change Action
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) just released a report that the trade group hopes will launch a nationwide effort to empower anglers to demand action on climate change. The report, titled “For Tomorrow’s Fish: Anglers Are the Key to Climate-Resilient Fisheries,” was written by anglers, and contains information that AFFTA says will help anglers demand climate change action on a local scale. “This is a call to arms for an angler-led movement that can help turn the tide and protect the future of fishing,” said Lucas Bissett, Executive Director of AFFTA. “From changing hab ..read more
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Tying Tuesday: The Easy Street Midge
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
In this week’s Tying Tuesday, we’re treated to a few fun patterns. The first is the Easy Street Midge, from Barry Ord Clarke, of the Feather Bender on YouTube. This little midge pattern has all the looks of a fishy fly, and I can see myself tying up a few for the box. Our next pattern is a fun Yellow Sally imitation from the folks over at Fly Fish Food. This looks like a simpler version of a stonefly that’s one of my favorites to fish. The foam body will help it float higher, and make it easier to see, which are two problems I have with a lot of the current Yellow Sally imitations. The last ..read more
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Orvis Podcast: Carp Fishing Around Spawning Time
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
In this recent episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Rowan Lytle to talk about the secrets of carp fishing during their spring spawn. Lytle is a guide with extensive experience, and he dishes on some interesting tactics for targeting a fish that many folks really enjoy. You can listen to the show here. The post Orvis Podcast: Carp Fishing Around Spawning Time appeared first on MidCurrent ..read more
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USFWS All-In on Fish Passage
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
In this recent story for Fly Fisherman Magazine, Josh Bergan does an outstanding job of summarizing various projects the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) is undertaking to provide passage for fish around various barriers. Reconnecting fragmented habitat is becoming a focus of many state and federal agencies worldwide, since it’s arguably the most effective method to help struggling fish populations survive. You can read more about the importance of fish passage projects here. The post USFWS All-In on Fish Passage appeared first on MidCurrent ..read more
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Is Commercial Fishing Conservation?
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
Photo: Alaska Region US Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr Recent efforts by the Biden administration to continue to achieve a goal of conserving 30% of America’s land and water have come under fire, notably by The New York Times. In an article last week, Catrin Einhorn wrote about a new Biden administration policy that would still allow commercial fishing in waters the administration wants to deem “conserved.” Einhorn wrote, in part, that “The primary driver of biodiversity declines in the ocean, the assessment found, is overfishing.” You can read the entirety of her column here. Th ..read more
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Access Problems in Utah
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
I was a fifth-generation Utahn until I moved to Wyoming, but I still (usually) proudly claim to be from Utah. It was a great place to grow up, and some of my fondest fishing memories happened there. In particular, I learned more from my time on the Lower Provo River than any river other than the Green. Over the past few years, though, a new landowner along the Lower Provo River near the Deer Creek Dam has made life difficult for anglers. Despite a longstanding tradition of public access, the landowner has continuously ticketed anglers for trespassing. What’s interesting, however, is that acco ..read more
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Encouraging News for Big Hole River
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
The Big Hole River got some encouraging news yesterday when Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) announced partial spring sampling results. Biologists have completed spring stream sampling that shows an increase in trout numbers for both browns and rainbows along the Melrose and Hogback sections of the Big Hole River . The press release from FWP reads, in part, that “Jim Olsen, FWP’s fisheries biologist for the Big Hole River, says good water levels in 2023 likely helped improve the survival of juvenile trout because most of the population increase observed this year was in 2-year-old fish ..read more
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Tying Tuesday: Massacre Midge
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
This week’s edition of Tying Tuesday features a fun little midge pattern from Charlie Craven. The Massacre Midge looks fairly easy to tie, and it looks like it’ll do a good job of catching fish, as well. The post Tying Tuesday: Massacre Midge appeared first on MidCurrent ..read more
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New Bristol Bay Legislation Introduced
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by Spencer Durrant
4d ago
Photo: Alaska Region US Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr The threat to Bristol Bay is, it seems, never completely dead. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effectively ruled against the Pebble Mine last year, both the Pebble Limited Partnership and the State of Alaska are suing to overturn the Clean Water Act regulations that the EPA cited in its denial of Pebble’s mining permit. In an effort to combat those lawsuits, Alaskan Representative Mary Peltola, a Democrat, has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would “Congressionally prohibit the dischar ..read more
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Code Breaker Angler Series Launches
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by Spencer Durrant
1M ago
Gilbert Rowley and the crew at Capture Adventure Media have launched a new fly fishing series on YouTube. The Code Break Angler series is a marriage of Rowley’s award-winning cinematography, paired with different point-of-view cameras and narration to help teach other anglers how to have more success out on the water. The first episode is out now, and you can watch it below. The post Code Breaker Angler Series Launches appeared first on MidCurrent ..read more
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