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Month: April 2017

Last Cast of the Week, 4/28/2017

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  Orvis News, BeerAdvocate, & Life Magazine Archives. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Fly Fishing at Night & Not Getting Bit in the Face

“Things that go bump in the night” is hardly a frightening phrase in the context of fly fishing. The bump is precisely what you’re looking for. A fish eating your fly, responding out of the darkness, is the whole point. It isn’t as though fishing at night is the same as, say, ophiology at night. …

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Last Cast of the Week, 4/21/2017

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 Fly Fishers International, PA Fish & Boat Commission, &  IndiFly / Sight Line Provisions. …

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Lyme: Avoid Getting Ticked While Fly Fishing

Three years ago I was at work, sitting at my desk, when I realized something was off. I had gone for a run that morning, but it wasn’t a route that was particularly long or rugged.  Nevertheless, my ankles, knees, and hips felt like they’d been through a rough game of football. By no means …

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Outcarped

I stood there, tenkara rod in hand, and stared at the grass carp. In all seriousness, it had to have been nearly four feet long. It’s back and tail were out of the water, and what was exposed of this creature was bigger than most trout I catch. I could see its mouth opening and …

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Gone Fishing: Wild

This morning I had about two hours before an appointment. Since said appointment is a fly fishing appointment, it seemed fitting that I “pre game” with some time on the water. Driving from my home into the mountains, I passed dozens of great streams. I could have fished for early season bass. There were trout …

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Midges: Little Purchases that help Fishing Little Flies

Earlier I wrote a post on fly fishing midges. I mentioned some preliminary matters, general fly selection, and some important distinctive techniques. Today, as a follow up, I’d like to provide some greater detail regarding the gear and accessories that can really be helpful on the water when you’re fishing the smallest of flies. Books …

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Midges: The Big Deal of Fishing Little Flies

When I close my eyes and think of fly fishing, one of the most immediate images that comes to mind is a long, glassy pool. Across the surface there are intermittent dimples – sure indications of feeding fish. These riseforms come quickly, and sometimes in successive clusters. Some are larger, but most are smallish. The …

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Last Cast of the Week: Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival

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  information on the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. If you’d like to be featured in …

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