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 Hatch Magazine / Patagonia, Beaverkill Angler / Orvis, & Cortland.
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Check out the links, along with my thoughts, below:
Gear, gear, gear! The stuff of fly fishing is part of fly fishing. For decades, Patagonia has been a premier name in the active outdoors industry. They have also been on the forefront of approaching the outdoors in a holistic manner. Practices and initiatives like their Worn Wear program demonstrate a commitment to what broad conservation looks like. Hatch Magazine has a great piece on the ins and outs of how you can sell and buy gently used gear for a purpose.
If you live in New England or the Mid Atlantic, and haven’t fished the Upper Delaware River system, you’re missing out. If you’ve been to great fly fishing towns like Roscoe and Hancock and haven’t stopped in the fly shops, you’re missing out. One such shop is the Beaverkill Angler, a great fly fishing provisioner in Roscoe, NY. With Orvis being as ubiquitous as it is, there are plenty of shops vying for their title of “Fly Shop of the Year.” If you’re hitting up the East Branch or the Beaverkill, definitely stop in and check out this shop (and if not, at least check out their website!).
You know Cortland. Their 333 fly line is found alongside Powerbait and minnow traps. Why? All three work great. But there is so much more to this American staple of fly fishing. The technology is superb and the application-specific lines are well worth the investment. I use a handful of Cortland lines, and have never been disappointed. Follow their Facebook page for some great pictures, videos, and product information.
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