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

Fly Tying The Slumpbuster – Fly Fisherman

Fly Tying the popular Slumpbuster step-by-step instructions and video.

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In The Modern World, Why Do We Hunt And Fish?

Marshall Cutchin, a lifelong angler and man of the outdoors, reflects on the big philosophical questions relating to hunting and fishing.

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Tenkara Casting and Big Fish Landing Lesson from Dr. Ishigaki on Vimeo

Mountain Journal Writer Liam Diekmann Says His Father’s Greatest Gift Was Sewing Their Eternal Connection, With Flyrods In Hand, To Stretches Of Wild Land And Water


The web’s best guide to choosing your tenkara line


Double Haul Instruction-Rio Products

The double haul is a casting technique that can be challenging for many fly fisherman. Simon Gawesworth for Rio Products offers some excellent tips.

The double haul is a “pat your head while rubbing your stomach” kinda of cast but if you follow Simon’s suggestions you should be able to get the hang of it.

I agree with the set up recommends to learn the double haul, but you don’t have to wait until you have it. You can learn with a regular weight forward line. Simon’s suggestion will just make it easier.

If you want a casting lesson or Rio lines you can find both at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.