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Month: May 2016

On the Driving Away

Taking a trip to go fly fishing is a special experience. Whether it is a monthly occurrence or something that happens only once a year, taking an excursion of at least a few nights to fish is distinctly enjoyable. There is a lot that goes into that distinctive experience. Being away from home, work, and …

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Last Cast of the Week, 5/27/2016

Fridays on Casting Across are  devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, videos, podcasts, products, and more will be featured on  The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from DamNation, Trout in the Classroom, and Chris Williams. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Rise & Shine: Coffee for Fly Fishing

Walking in the shadows of the great volcanic peaks surrounding the ancient city of Antigua, Guatemala, I stopped to pick a ripe coffee berry. That berry was one of a cluster on a coffee tree, which was one of many on the grounds of a great plantation. Some of the varieties of beans and the …

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Last Cast of the Week, 5/20/2016

Fridays on Casting Across are  devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, videos, podcasts, products, and more will be featured on  The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from Cheeky Fishing,  Unaccomplished Angler, and Paflyfish. If you’d like to be featured in the Last …

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More than a T-Shirt

I’m moving. That means getting rid of stuff. It is a very liberating process. Have we touched that fondue pot any time in the last ten years? No. Is the decorative pewter rabbit dish really “our style?” Nope. Do we need all those fly rods? Yes. Yes, we do. There are a handful of things …

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Flies, Flies, Everywhere

If I were a man of lower morals, and it was possible to take out an insurance policy on fly boxes, I might be the victim of an unfortunate and devastating fire. Nothing that would damage my home, mind you. It would probably happen in a trash can out in my driveway. The only casualties …

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Last Cast of the Week, 5/13/2016

Fridays on Casting Across are  devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, videos, podcasts, products, and more will be featured on  The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from Sight Line Provisions, DoubleHauled, and Gink & Gasoline. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Under the Tuscan Trout, part 4

I woke up that morning in the apartment that my wife and I rented in downtown Florence. The noises of the nuns bustling about in the courtyard below were the first reminders that I wasn’t home. After getting everything prepped – train tickets, extra pants and socks, a wad of Euros to pay and tip …

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Casting Digitally: Fly Fishing Podcasts

Ten years ago, podcasts had just been introduced to Apple’s iTunes. Long before This American Life, TED Talks, and NPR’s various shows were seeing downloads in the thousands every day, the medium was being filled by various niche hobbyists. Mostly a sensation in the techie world, podcasting was done by a select few for a …

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