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Last Cast of the Week: 10/21/2016

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Today, I’m sharing items from Creek, Colorado Springs Gazette, & Pyramid Fly Co.

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Creek Fly Fishing – Fly Wallets

I have a lot of fly boxes. I’m sure that you do as well. But so many of them are just “another fly box.” There is something unique and romantic about a leather fly wallet. There is a tactile sensation and a nostalgic aura about them that a mass-produced plastic box can’t replicate. Creek, a Hungarian company, hand-makes some beautiful products. They have a great Instagram account, and take some amazing photos. Check them out, and consider going this route for the next time you want to store more flies.

Fishing With Worm Patterns – Colorado Springs Gazette

In many fly fishing circles, “san juan” is Spanish for “cheating.” Although the patterns don’t look like most nymphs, the reality is that the naturals they seek to imitate are just as common  as scuds or hellgrammites.  This article, by  Jon Kleis of the Angler’s Covey Fly Shop,  is one more example of a pro who understands how silly it is to discriminate against a legitimate pattern. So buy some worms (or tie them, if you have an opposable thumb or two) and catch trout.

Pyramid Lake Bait Balls – Pyramid Fly Co.

This place. At least for an Eastern fly fisher, it doesn’t immediately pop into my mind as a top tier destination for western fishing. However, all I ever hear about and see from this place is amazing fish and spectacular scenery. This video is another example of the opportunities in this special place. Using the now-ubiquitous drone camera, there are some very cool sweeping and top-down shots.


10/14/2016:  Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition, Fly Fishing Collaborative, & Cyclops

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

8/5/2016: 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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