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 Orvis News, BeerAdvocate, & Life Magazine Archives.
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Have you ever sat through a lecture or debate, just waiting for the (more) exciting Q&A session at the end? Orvis News puts one of these out every once in a while. Guides and pros from all across the country have been asked: “What are one or two things that most fly fishers don’t do that they should?” As you can imagine, there are some diverse answers – but all are beneficial. This post features some good information about cleaning line, mending, and paying attention.
If you fly fish and have ever been to a restaurant, bar, or grocery store, you know that there are plenty of beer labels adorned with illustrations of fish. The fact is that the craft beer culture and the outdoors culture have a lot of common ground these days. Most notably, a conservation ethic. This article explores some of the breweries – large and small – that are involved in preservation and protection of wildlife. “Whatever the reason, your next pint could be contributing to the health of your local ecosystem—so drink up, and toast the fish, snakes, and birds that, in a small way, you’re helping to save.”
Want to kill an hour… or afternoon? Life magazine (that was a thing, once) has a great selection of their photography up on the web, and it can be accessed via a Google search option. Sports, celebrities, and politicians – they’re all in there. Just putting in “fishing” provides some amazing vintage images of people angling from Canada to Cuba. If you are into history, aesthetics, or daydreaming, you need to check out this consolidated collection of high quality photos.
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