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Month: June 2016

Who Would Win in a Fight?

Who would win in a fight? It is the ubiquitous question of college dorm rooms, bars, and long car trips. Variations have found their way into sports (who can throw farther?), politics (who would govern better?), and historical debate (who would conquer more?). Anglers haven’t spared fishing from being part of these hypothetical exercises. Between …

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Heading Downstream

Over seven months ago I finalized plans to move. It will be back to Virginia, back to the Mid Atlantic where so much of my life has already taken place. I won’t lie: I’m very excited to go fly fishing. To get back to the streams I love, revisit rivers I only fished a few …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/24/2016

Most 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  Outside, Trout Unlimited, and Risen Fly. If you’d like to be featured in the …

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In the Sight Line

“I can’t say that I know much about the whole man-jewelry market,” I said. Edgar Diaz laughed at my hesitance. “I get that a lot,” he said. “But some really manly men have picked up a cuff or two and wear it all the time.” And here I am, about a month later, wearing mine …

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Fatherhood & Slowly Changing

I don’t fish nearly as much as I did five years ago. On Father’s Day, 2011, my wife gave me a card revealing that she was pregnant with our first child. Obviously, what followed has changed my life significantly. That little boy, the other one that followed, and the baby (gender unknown to us at …

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Shifting Access: Fly Fishing & Crowd Funding

Every year, hundreds of new pieces of fly fishing gear and accessories enter the market. Consequently, for many brands there is a significant chance that their latest and greatest will get overlooked. The days and dollars of research and development don’t pay off as expected. Marketing campaigns might not resonate with consumers. And an item …

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Pause: The Shorter Moments of Fly Fishing

Writing about fly fishing can often focus on the seemingly insignificant. The intricacies of gear, the eccentricities of fish, and the common paces that anglers go through are fairly quaint. But in that commonality there is something special, something remarkable. Particularly on the stream, where we can get lost in our thoughts, the mundane can …

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Cabin Fever

Wood smoke. Mothballs. Dust. Wet waders. These are the scents that won’t be making Yankee Candle’s list of new releases, but that doesn’t mean that they are completely repulsive. Perhaps on their own, they don’t have much to offer. In fact, they can be downright off-putting. No one wants to come away from a hug …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/10/2016

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 The New Fly Fisher, Scadding Court Community Centre, and The Venturing Angler. If you’d like …

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Fly Fishing, Inc.

I write about brands and the people behind them. On social media, I photograph logos and will even use the hashtags promoted by corporate marketing. From time to time, I’ll even promote something and try to steer business towards the company that sells or makes it. Why? Short answer: I enjoy it. I suppose that …

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