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 – Swing Season / The Ghost of Steelhead Future
- Blog Fly Fish – Embrace Our Streams
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Check out the links, along with my thoughts, below:
Many look at tippet rings with skepticism. Even more scoff at adding swivels to a fly fishing leader. But they’re a squeaky online wheel that belie what many anglers are actually doing – utilizing available tackle to make their nymphing more efficient and effective. In this post, company president Scott Hunter explains how he utelizes swivels in concert with weight and multiple flies to preserve leaders and produce fish.
If all you want to do today is look at spectacular pictures and watch a great video, check this link out. Sage has two excellent entries that focus on Pacific Northwest steelhead angling and conservation. As the best of fly fishing media does, this blog and short film weave the fishing and the fish and the fishers together into something greater than the component parts. Even if you’ve never been to this part of the country, you’ll appreciate what Sage has put together.
Honestly, I’m a little late in sharing this article from Blog Fly Fish. Some of the activities and initiatives focused on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts have already come and gone. At the same time, the information and sentiment is always pertinent and timely. The Deerfield is arguably the premier trout river in Mass, and is easily accessible to all New Englanders and anglers from Eastern NY. Check out some of the conservation work that is being done to protect and promote this great fishery.
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