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Month: October 2016

Good Times, Good Stuff

Casting Across celebrated its first anniversary  this past weekend. And as is the case with any good celebration, there ought to be gifts. So gifts there shall be. I’ve partnered with four great companies – companies with great people that I’ve had opportunities to interact with over this past year – to put together a …

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Happy Birthday to Casting Across

One year. 160 posts. Too many alliterative titles. Lists for the sake of lists. Articles about fishing… but not really about fishing. Lots and lots of people reading my thoughts about fly fishing (and some other stuff) along the way. *** I still haven’t written too much about why I am writing about fly fishing. Obviously, …

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Fly Fishing Fall Foliage: 3 Tips

Let’s talk about leaves. “Why? What to leaves have to do with fly fishing?” you might ask. First, you need to read Trout Are Made of Trees to your child, grandchild, or self. So, there is that. More than the scientific benefits of understanding the relationship between foliage and fish in general, there are some …

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Fly Fishing is Trespassing

I was trespassing. Well, sort of. The company that owned the land that the stream flowed through hadn’t actively used it for years. And word on the street was that their concern was more about teenagers and their drunken revelry than fly fishers, duck hunters, and trappers. So, I’ll go ahead and file it in …

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Last Cast of the Week: 10/21/2016

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 Creek, Colorado Springs Gazette, & Pyramid Fly Co. If you’d like to be featured …

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Five Insufferable Fishing Phrases

Fishing quotes. Angling maxims. Phrases you are tired of seeing printed on the kitschy doodads that friends and family “saw and thought of you!” But even worse than a knick-knack emblazoned with these tiresome sayings is actually having someone speak them to you. With serious intent in heart. That, my friends, can be too much …

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We’ll be Backcasting After these Messages

Ah, fall. That time of year when I should be fishing but I’m firmly planted on the couch, wading from football to baseball playoffs and back again. I don’t watch a whole lot of television. Sports are really the only thing that will get me to stop and zone out for a prolonged period of …

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Last Cast of the Week: 10/14/2016

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 Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition, Fly Fishing Collaborative, & Cyclops. If you’d like to be …

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The Hardest Fighting Trout Around

“This is the best hamburger you’ll ever eat.” I’ve said that a handful of times to family and friends as we headed into downtown Portland, Maine. The restaurant in question is Nosh, and the meal that I’ve put at the top of the meat pyramid is the Apocalypse Now burger. (Google it…) Now, I don’t …

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1492: What Could Have Been

Maybe if Christopher Columbus had been a fly fisherman, he would have been much more benevolent and less sleazy in disposition. Who knows, perhaps Europeans and indigenous peoples  could have gotten off on a better foot if the tarpon, bonefish, and permit of Hispaniola were a source of camaraderie and mutual interest. Regardless of a …

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