Feb 22, 2022
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/293
Marshall Cutchin, the founder of MidCurrent, is here to tell the story of how he pioneered fly fishing news and blogs. With more than 15,000 pages of content on their website, we find out how they kept up with the fly fishing trend and maintained their relevance to this day. Marshall describes what the Key West was like in the 1980s when the waters were pretty much untouched and the lifestyle was still very affordable. We hear about how he decided at an early stage of his adulthood to be a full-time guide, a career that lasted almost 12 years.
Discover the best fly shops in Key West that Marshall recommends. And did you know that Marshall and Michael Keaton are good friends? They've been fishing together for years! Plus, Marshall tells the story of the time he faked being a tarpon guide for a tournament and won!
MidCurrent Show Notes with Marshall Cutchin
05:43 - The first fish that Marshall hooked on a fly rod was about a 100-pound Tarpon
7:00 - Marshall quit his job and became a guide for 12 years
09:00 - MidCurrent is the first fly fishing news/blog - they became the most popular site on the web 9 months after they launched
12:24 - Trump will launch a new social media app similar to Twitter
19:08 - Marshall tells the story of when he faked being a tarpon guide for a tournament - he paired up with Ray Fetcher and they won the tournament
26:21 - Steve Davis from the Everglades Foundation was here at WFS 270 - we talked about the Everglades and the largest restoration project in the history of the planet
31:50 - Tarpons are getting smarter nowadays - they can live up to 60 years
33:06 - Marshall recommends The Angling Company and Saltwater Angler as the best fly shops in Key West
32:16 - Nathaniel Linville is one of the best saltwater anglers as Marshall describes - Nathaniel owns The Angling Company
33:17 - Marshall and Michael Keaton started fishing together in 1989 - they're good friends
36:40 - Mid Current has about 15,000 pages of content on their website
44:14 - Tom Rolland is an athletic fly fisherman - Tom was on the podcast at WFS 184
47:42 - Contact The Angling Company if you want to do saltwater fly fishing in Key West
1:02:13 - Check out the MidCurrent Podcasts here
1:05:50 - Marshall has a strong interest in rewilding (releasing animals into the wild)
MidCurrent Conclusion with Marshall Cutchin
Marshall Cutchin, the founder of MidCurrent, told the story of how they pioneered news blogs in fly fishing. We found out how they kept up with the fly fishing trend and maintained their relevance to this day. Marshall described what the Key West was like in the 1980s. We heard about how he decided at an early stage of his adulthood to be a full-time guide. We discovered the best fly shops in Key West. We also heard about Marshall and Michael Keaton's friendship.