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Last Cast of the Week: 10/14/2016


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 Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition, Fly Fishing Collaborative, & Cyclops.

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Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition – Facebook

“How many people know that there are wild brook trout in southeastern Massachusetts, or know that they may be passing over a brook trout stream on their way to and from work?” That is the sentence that greets you when you start to browse the Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition’s website. That site, and their regularly updated Facebook page, gives some great articles and information about this little-known but fascinating fishery. For all the attention that certain strains of fish get out west, I’m surprised that the salters of the northeast haven’t been given more national limelight.

1124504_977300525625124_465503567332314727_nThe Fly Fishing Collaborative

There are a lot of things in this world that are infinitely more important than catching fish. At the same time, there are an infinite number of ways that fly fishing can intersect with the weightier matters in life. The Pacific Northwest based  group The Fly Fishing Collaborative felt the burden to help with a big issue that is both local and global: child sex trafficking. How do they go together? Read the article to find out. And hopefully part of the takeaway is to think how you can use this hobby to make a difference.

Cyclops Spotlight

So I used live in a more rural setting. I used to sit on my back porch, watching  insects explode on the bug zapper and using my intensely bright spotlight to shine critters in the yard. Sound fun? Well, you can get in on that action. The Cyclops rechargeable handheld spotlight is  a pretty remarkable little gadget. Light, bright, and not too expensive, this is great to have at home, in the car, or at camp. I’ve linked to an “exclusive” Orvis video profile of the spotlight (where they don’t take off the red lens cap for some reason), but you can surely find it anywhere blindingly powerful lanterns are sold.


9/30/2016: GrindTV, Leland Fly Fishing, & University of Mary Washington

9/23/2016:  Fly Rod & Reel, Moonshine Rod Company, & Pinterest

9/16/2016: World Fly Fishing Championships, Fish Eye Guy Photography, and JOTO

9/9/2016: 2 Guys and a River, The Fly Rod Shop, & Royal Wulff

9/2/2016:  The Missoulian, The Fly Shack, and In The Riffle

8/26/2016:  The National Park Service, Vedavoo, and Rouse Fly Fishing

8/19/2016:  Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, Catch Magazine, & Fly Fishing Girls of the Mid Atlantic

8/12/2016: National Park Maps, Tightline Productions, and Lee Wulff Films

8/5/2016: Smith Creek, New York Times, and MidCurrent

7/29/2016:  Tacky Fly Fishing, TU Teen Summit, and Trident Fly Fishing

7/22/2016:  Rawson & Perrin, Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, and Trout Life

7/15/2016:  Angling Trade, Wilderness Adventure Press, and Now or Neverglades

7/8/2016: The Potomac Conservancy, Field & Stream, and Orvis Company Stores

7/1/2016:  Flymen, Orvis, and Casting Across

6/24/2016:  Outside, Trout Unlimited, and Risen Fly

6/10/2016:  New Fly Fisher, Scadding Court Community Centre, and The Venturing Angler

6/3/2016:  Blue Lines, Fiberglass Fly Rods  / Fiberglass Manifesto, and  The Fly Shack

5/27/2016: DamNation, Trout in the Classroom, and Chris Williams

5/20/2016:  Cheeky Fishing,  Unaccomplished Angler, and Paflyfish

5/13/2016:  Sight Line Provisions, DoubleHauled, and Gink & Gasoline

5/6/2016: Redington, American Museum of Fly Fishing, and Project Healing Waters / Rob Snowhite

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