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 Hazard Fly Fishing / Appalachian Furled Leader Co. / Tacky, American Rivers, and Field & Stream.
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Check out the links, along with my thoughts, below:
When you go fly fishing, do you use leaders? How about hooks? Fly boxes? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should quickly get in on this Instagram contest (by 6/5/2017!). If, for some reason you don’t enter and/or win, still check out these companies. Tacky has taken the industry by storm with their silicone boxes. Hazard makes some serious hooks and beads for all of the cutting-edge flies out there. Appalachian Furled Leader Company makes my go-to leaders these days.
Want an environmental fight that pretty much everyone can agree upon, regardless of political views? Old dams are bad news. They’re bad for fish, bad for rivers, and bad for people. Sometimes, they are hundreds of years old and simply there because they are there. American Rivers has a quick primer on some issues surrounding dams and their removal. Plus, there is an interactive map that catalogs all of the dams removed over the last hundred years.
Want to know what I’m thinking about? A new cooler. And a cooler that will last me, and keep my ice cold, forever. I remember getting my copy of Field & Stream (they’ve got these things called “magazines”…) and reading this article last year. Of course, all models are compared to Yeti. And the article rightly pays reverence to the industry leader. But there are some great tips in here if you want a best buy, a certain feature, or to blaze your own frigid trail.
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