Middle River Dispatches is a gumbo of posts about fly-fishing, conservation, politics and days afield.

tenkara, conservation, communications, politics

Key grip and trout wrangler at the Middle River Group, LLC. Playing Doc Holliday to the Wyatt Earps of the fish and wildlife conservation world. Government and Public Relations consultant, tenkara fly-fisherman, freelance outdoor writer, AFFTA Board member

Florida ‘Jackass’ anglers troll social media and the law struggles to catch them

Video of a group of Gulf Coast men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat has drawn attention to a subculture of anglers that redefines the age-old tradition of trophy pictures.

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Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president

U-turns, self-regard and equivocation are not what it takes

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Angry White Boys, by Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

The angry young men of the alt-right don’t know what they want. Neither does anyone else.

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Opinion | I can’t sketch a platform for Democrats. This man can.

Will Marshall, who just launched New Democracy, wants Democrats “to reclaim a language of hope and progress.”

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White Feelings: 0-60 for Charlottesville | Erynn Brook

Charlottesville is a fucking mess. So here it is: your 0-60 speed-run through your white feelings to get you on board… In no particular order.

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A Trump Fan Just Called Obama A P*ssy. A U.S. Marine’s Reply Is EPIC

The deranged Trump supporter never expected such a brutal response.

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