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Month: January 2017

The 3 Things You Need To Do To Buy The Right Fly Rod

If there is one article online on “how to choose a fly rod,” there are a hundred. Generally, the information contained therein is pretty solid. As long as someone isn’t shilling for a particular company, communicating the basics is a straightforward task for an angler that has been around fly rods for a while. Experts, …

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Road Trip: Somerset Fly Fishing Show

The time has come. I’m heading up the Mid Atlantic coast for two days at the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, New Jersey. By the way, New Jersey blows old Jersey out of the water  as it relates to angling expos. What’s on the docket for today? Lunch: Fast food. Preferably something local and/or sketchy …

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3 Things Not To Do When Fishing New Water

You’ve mustered up the courage to try a new body of water. Instead of settling for the known commodity of your tried and true spot, you venture off boldly based upon something you read or overheard at a fly shop. You do your research, map out the journey, pack up your provisions, and head out. …

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Last Cast of the Week, 1/20/2017

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 Pennsylvania Rod and Reel, Thin Air Angler, and Bill Dance. If you’d like to …

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New Water: I Fished Beaver Creek

I’m aware that my situation is by no means unique: I’m busy and I don’t get to fly fish as much as I’d like. So when the opportunity to get a few hours on the water avails itself, I seize it. Regardless of conditions, I’m going to be fishing for every single minute I can. …

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Last Cast of the Week, 1/13/2017

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  Virginia Trout Junkies, Hatch Magazine, & PowerRay. If you’d like to be featured in …

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A Typical Fly Fishing Confrontation

Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me. All of the places that he can fish, and this is where he’s going to do it. Right here. Right next to me. I mean, I could practically cast up to where he’s standing. What is it with people? Don’t they want peace and quiet? Solitude? I mean, …

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Catch, Release, Repeat: Success on the South River

Although there are plenty of exceptions to the rule, it is a well-known fact that most fly fishers gravitate towards waters that have special regulations. Across the country, the language and intricacies of the rules varies somewhat. Be it “fly fishing only, catch and release,” or simply some derivation thereof that ensures the vast majority …

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