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Last Cast of the Week, 2/2/2018

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  International Fly Tying Symposium, The Fiberglass Manifesto, & Wingo Belts.

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


International Fly Tying Symposium – New Venue

Although the Symposium is 10 months away, it isn’t too soon to put it on your calendar. If you tie flies, you’ll want to attend this event for the high caliber of focused activities, speakers, and vendors. This year, they will be in a stunning new venue in New Jersey. And if you don’t get it on the calendar now, who knows what you might find yourself doing in November! Now I don’t want to give anything away, but I might be in talks to be the “official worm table” at IFTS2018. You see, I am particularly adept at tying San Juan Worms, Walt’s Worms, and (assuming I’m feeling up to palmering) Woolly Worms. We’ll see…

Fiberglass Manifesto – Between Two Banks

Last week I posted an article focusing on Jacob Rash and Jillian Schuller of Between Two Banks. I told a little bit of their stories and how they arrived where they are in the fly fishing world. While bamboo is Jacob’s focus, he also works in other mediums. The Fiberglass Manifesto is featuring two of his beautiful glass builds. The aesthetic isn’t such a great departure from his usual work, and the results are excellent.

Wingo Belts – Fish Skin Backstrap Hats

At The Fly Fishing Show in NJ, I found myself without a hat. After an enthusiastic “bro hug,” my precision-styled hair was in need of covering. Thankfully, I was posted right next to the Cheeky Reels/Wingo Belts booth all weekend. I picked up a Brook Trout Fish Skin Backstrap Hat. There are a lot of loud styles in fly fishing these days. This series of hats from Wingo is a pleasant toning-down of the standard fare, while still maintaining a pop of color. In four colors/patters, there is a hat for every fresh- or saltwater angler.


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