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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.

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Check out the links, along with my thoughts, below:


Risen Fly Fishing – Genesis Fly Rod

I’m getting one of these rods, and I’m going to write about it when it comes. But I needed to let the cat out of the bag a little early, because right now the Genesis from Risen Fly Fishing is $25 off. That might not seem like a lot… until you learn that the base price is $90. Risen Fly Fishing gear is built in the exact same places as some of the leading names in the industry. However, their model is designed around passing value on to the customer. I love the ITB and 23PS rod series, and I am confident that the Genesis will be worth well over $65.

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

Sound like a match made in heaven? You’d be right. And this late-show-season-show was a hit last year in its inaugural outing. If you’re anywhere near Plano/Dallas, you should head over this weekend. Some of the top names, brands, and beers will be there for you to meet. Fly fishing expos are a great way to personally interact with some of the people and things you only see online most of the year. This show is doing it very, very well.

Orvis – How to Unravel a Pre-Packaged Leader

This might sound like a no-brainer. But like some of the  ridiculous warning labels you encounter on seemingly benign objects, a video like this was made for a reason. I mean, I’ve tangled plenty of fresh leaders by being ham-fisted and impatient. Then, I began to use the technique displayed in this video. It is simple, it is easy, but it might not be something that you have thought of up until now.


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