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Last Cast of the Week, 12/15/2017

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 Redington, Wish4Fish, & Fishing Small Streams If you’d like to be featured in the …

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2 Guys and A River and Me and Fly Fishing Shows

I’ve frequently written about how outdoor shows can be “the most fun fly fishing thing you can do while not actually fly fishing.” These expos often encompass the best of the off-the-water elements of fly fishing: the people, places, and things that go into the pursuit of fish. As we head into the winter months …

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Rusty Flybox: Fly Fishing – SAD, Not Funny

As fall turns to winter, and with winter comes the cold, dark days, loneliness creeps in. Not loneliness from people, mind you. You’re going to be surrounded by people. Office parties, community events, family gatherings: you’re going to be sick of people by the time the holidays are over. Loneliness from being apart from fish …

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Casting Across: Win a Vedavoo Seam Sling

Congratulations to Matt from New England for winning the Vedavoo Seam Sling. Thanks to all who entered! Earlier this week I wrote about the newest product to come from the good people at Vedavoo. Previously, I’ve told you about two of their core packs that I personally fish. Now, I’m giving you the chance to …

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Vedavoo: Wading into the Mainstream

The reality is that most fly fishers are not full time, professional fly fishers. We have office jobs, we go to school, and we fill our days with various important responsibilities. Time on the river is so special because it is the exception, not the rule. That doesn’t mean that the part of us that …

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Last Cast of the Week, 12/1/2017

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  In the Riffle/OPST, Between Two Banks, & Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo. If …

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It is Getting Cold – Are You Going Fly Fishing?

It is getting cold out. Although the calendars say “fall,” the thermometers say “winter.” More importantly, the frost on the windows and the  chill that finds its way through jackets are saying “winter.” So, are you going to go fly fishing? Excuses and reasons alike have the tendency interfere with even the most ardent angler’s …

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Steelhead Retreat

Driving through the mountains of Pennsylvania, well under the speed limit with windshield wipers frantically smearing wet snow, the two steelhead I landed didn’t seem worth it. It was the dark and snowy homestretch of a fly fishing trip that took an immediate and unexpected turn. Jeff and I were both on edge. He was …

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Black Friday Fly Fishing Options

Happy belated Thanksgiving from Casting Across! Also, if you’re among the many who get this unofficial holiday off I hope that you’re able to take advantage of today however you choose. Fly fishing, shopping, napping, decorating for Christmas: however you find joy on Black Friday is fine by me. Outdoors pursuits are certainly a good …

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