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Month: June 2018

Rusty Flybox: Summertime

Let’s be  honest, in many ways June is the best month for fly fishing. But all great things must come to an end. Thankfully, there are some really, really good things that follow… like July, August, and September. Fly fishing in the heat of summer requires thinking a little differently. The days are longer, the …

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Culturing Your Fly Fishing Culture

Fly fishing fly fishing fly fishing. Why is everything always about fly fishing? Yeah, yeah. I know. This is a fly fishing website. Out of the 156 posts a year on Casting Across, about 150 of them are specifically about fly fishing. At least I’m consistent. But I might be missing the mark a bit. …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/22/2018

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   Flymen Fishing Company, Vedavoo / Water Master, & the most-viewed fly fishing video on …

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It’s Not a Beaver!

“KER-SPLOOSH!” Before the last of the water from the aquatic eruption had fallen, one of my fishing companions let out a string of expletives. The punctuation on the end of the profanity-laden, run-on sentence was “…big fish.” It was a big fish. A big trout, to be exact. “No way. It was just a beaver,” …

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Outside the Box: The Postfly Fly Shop

Every month, thousands of anglers find a small black box in their mail. The VHS cartridge-sized container is full of fly fishing gear, stickers, articles, and, most importantly, flies. Since 2013, Postfly has been putting quality flies and fly fishing miscellany in the hands of anglers through their monthly subscription service. Far and away the …

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Rusty Flybox: Father’s Day

Being a dad is amazing. It is amazing in a way that I’d struggle to adequately encapsulate in words. That is why I stick to writing about fly fishing. I’m thankful that I’ve been able to combine the two. All three of my boys have had fly fishing experiences. All three have enjoyed their time …

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VIDEO: $10 Car Fly Rod Storage

Although taking your time while fly fishing is important, there isn’t any reason you need to be slow getting to that point. If you like to  show up to the river with rods assembled and lined, have multiple rods, or plan on fishing over the course of a few days, it can be really beneficial …

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Simplicity for Success: One Fly Fishing Tip

The more I fly fish, the more convinced I am that success comes down to only a few simple variables. For example: The fly pattern you use is important. Of course it is. However, how the fly is fished might be even more important. There are exceptions. You shouldn’t fish a size 10 green drake …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/8/2018

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  WIngo Belts / Derek DeYoung, Risen Fly Fishing, and Hatch Magazine / ECHO. If …

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