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Month: March 2018

Restoration, Not Escape

  Being outdoors is often referred to as an escape. An escape from the hustle and bustle; an escape from the rat race; an escape from normal life. Whether it be fly fishing, hiking, or simply standing in a wild place,  these pursuits give a diverse group of people the feeling of liberation. It is …

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VIDEO: Risen Fly Genesis

When I found out about the Genesis rod series from Risen Fly Fishing, I was excited to get my hands on it. What happened when I received the 9′ 5-weight and took it out to cast? My anticipation was well founded. Reason being, the Genesis is  A) a value, and B) flexible. In terms of …

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Opening Day of Trout Season Still Matters

In modern fly fishing, the idea of an opening day of trout season doesn’t hold the same kind of mystique that it did in past generations. With many catch and release waters being open year-round, the calendar doesn’t dictate if one can fish. The conclusion to fish or not depends more on personal choice. Weather, …

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Last Cast of the Week, 3/23/2018

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 Cheeky/AFFTA, Trident Fly Fishing, &  North Arkansas Fly Fishers. If you’d like to be …

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Fly Fishing Books, V

I live in Massachusetts. That means that for most of the fall, winter, and spring I don’t have to do pesky things like yard work or go outside. I’m usually covered in feet of snow. This affords me little opportunity for simple or mundane outdoor pursuits. On the positive side, this allows me to read …

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Lefty, 1926-2018

On March 14th, 2018, Bernard “Lefty” Kreh passed away. He was 93. And in his 90’s, he was still a fly fisherman, an author, and an ambassador for the sport.  His contributions to the development of tackle, the library of angling, and the community of fly fishers was inimitable. This was not a secret to …

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My Friend, The Trout

I’ve known fish, personally. Now, before you call the nice people with the straitjackets and happy pills, let me explain. Over the years, I’ve fished in certain places with such regularity that particular fish are identifiable. Sometimes it is by where they are stationed, other times it is by their feeding activity. There have even …

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Killer Angles: Blue Halo on Bending Fly Fishing

  Ten years ago, you wouldn’t see many serious anglers fishing fiberglass fly rods. Ten years ago, you wouldn’t see anyone, let alone a “serious angler” fishing a day-glow neon fly rod. A lot can happen in ten years. Ten years ago, Blue Halo wasn’t a company yet. At that time, cofounder and current CEO …

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Last Cast of the Week, 3/9/2018

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 Risen Fly Fishing, Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival, and Orvis. If you’d like …

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