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Month: November 2018

Redington Butter Stick: A Real Review

A month ago, I wrote that I wanted to buy the new Redington Butter Stick based solely upon the marketing. Today, I’m writing that you should buy the new Redington Butter Stick based solely upon my experience fishing with the rod for a few weeks. That might be enough for you. But I’ll elaborate. The …

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Last Cast of the Week, 11/16/2018

Every now and then, 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 are featured on The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from: Vedavoo – Adding Weight (and Micro Swivels) for Better Fishing Sage – …

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Rising Fear and Trout

The first half of this story can be read here on Casting Across. Immediately, the ascent was treacherous. I plodded up the loose forest floor in my wading boots, every step strengthening my resolve to get to the top while simultaneously increasing the force with which I asked myself “why?” Mind you, this was a …

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Rising Trout and Fear

Thought number one: “Well, that’s where the trout were the whole time.” Thought number two: “I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall to my death.” Looking back, all these years later, the latter is clearer. In my mind’s eye, I can see the pool. I can see the fish. I can see where I was …

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Casting Across 3 Year Giveaway Winners

So who won the ten prize packages from the Casting Across 3  Year Giveaway? It is true that giving is better than receiving. I get a lot of gear, which is nice. But being able to send off these ten packages in the mail was a lot of fun. Plus, I fish with all of …

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Fly Tying Tools

Hardcore, devoted fly tiers own and use good tools. If you are tying every fly you fish or offering dozens upon dozens of patterns up for sale, you’ll get a lot out of premium tying accessories. To any fly fisher, that makes a lot of sense: we want the best tool for the job. But …

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5 Questions with The Fly Fishing Show CEO

Looking for something fly fishing related during the coming winter doldrums? I think that one of the best ways you can spend your non-angling time is at a good outdoor expo. Recently I talked to Ben Furmisky, President and CEO of The Fly Fishing Show, about the 2018 Show circuit. Read what he had to …

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Last Cast of the Week, 11/2/2018

Every now and then, 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 are featured on The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from: Casting Across – 3 Year Giveaway International Fly Tying Symposium –  IFTS …

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