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Month: April 2016

Casting Across Six Months (and a Contest!)

Casting Across has been up and running for six months. I’ve really enjoyed the ride thus far, and I’m very glad that friends and family finally convinced me to start putting my writing online. I’ve gotten back into the fly fishing community after a six-year hiatus of sorts, and it has been a great half …

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Backing

I wonder if I’ll ever see this backing again. I might. The reel that it is going to be spooled onto is going to feature a six-weight line. There are plenty of circumstances where I could get into a very large trout, a steelhead, or carp that could run me out a hundred feet. But, …

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Hashtag Fly Fishing

The hashtag is a funny thing. I think that most of us resent the concept to a certain degree, but ultimately appreciate how the things can sum up a lot in a few letters. And it isn’t all #yolo anymore, as every corner of social media has their set of hashtags and language. Fly fishing …

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Under the Tuscan Trout, part 2

The Galleria dell’Accademia. The Ponte Vecchio. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. For the past few days, I’d been standing in these places absorbing the immensity of their historical and cultural significance. Statues, paintings, and facades that I’d been seeing my whole life were now right in front of me. There were moments that …

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4 Reasons For Good Line on Small Streams

As the springtime temperatures climb, anglers also begin to move up to the hollows and highlands in pursuit of mountain trout. Whether it be brook trout in the east or wild cutthroats in the west, the species that occupy high gradient small streams are a favorite quarry of fly fishers. The nature of mountain creek …

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Living Your Trout Life

For the vast majority of anglers, fly fishing encompasses a lot more than actually fly fishing. Looking forward to a weekend away fishing, it isn’t abnormal to anticipate the late night talks around the fire or the trips to the same dive bar in town. One isn’t any less an angler if the promise of …

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Under the Tuscan Trout, part 1

“Oh, yes. There are lots of fish in this river.” I was skeptical. “But are they wild fish?” “Oh, yes. They will fight real nice for you.” Wild might not have been translating the way I wanted it to. “Are these the kinds of fish that are from your country? Or have they been put …

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The Scent of a River

Standing on the bank of a trout stream, you’re probably used to thinking about how three of your senses are focusing on the fishing. Whether it is wholly conscious or not, you’re relying on feeling, hearing, and seeing what is around you. Sight is obvious. It is necessary to position yourself. Identify feeding lanes. Figure …

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Casting Across / Trout Life

Today I’ve kind of / sort of taken a day off here at Casting Across. However, I do have  an article up over at  Trout Life’s blog. You can find it here. If you head over to check out the piece and the  blog, definitely take a minute to browse through the store on Trout …

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