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Last Cast of the Week, 9/30/2016


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 GrindTV, Leland Fly Fishing, & University of Mary Washington.

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GrindTV – Freeskiing & Fly Fishing 

Fly fishing is the perfect compliment to life.  By that, I mean that the sport can provide an antithesis or counterpoint to the rhythms of one’s day-to-day. Ahmet Dedali is a star in  the world of freeskiing.  (Coincidentally, freeskiing shares with fly fishing the widespread confusion on whether to style as one word, two words, or hyphenate.) This article touches briefly upon the dichotomy in Dedali’s interests, and the video provides some great footage of him enjoying both of his passions. Ultimately, it is a reminder of how fly fishing provides a release for  all lifestyles.

Leland Fly Fishing –  Nano Silk Video

Okay, so this is  only a 40-second video of a guy breaking a hook using thread. But if you are a tyer or a gear junkie, this is cool stuff. Leland Fly Fishing is a California fly shop that makes some really  cool gear, along with selling the top names in the industry. This Nano Silk thread has incredibly low bulk, while at the same time  providing ridiculous tensile strength. Watch this video, then subscribe to their channel for more product demos and angling tips.

University of Mary Washington – Fly Fishing & Creative Writing

Some people like to write. Some people like to fly fish. Apparently if you’re trying to get better at one, picking up the other can be beneficial. Students at Virginia’s University of Mary Washington are learning to fly fish so that they can purposefully  be contemplative about their interaction with the outdoors. For this eco-literature course,  fly fishing is an incredibly tangible way for young men and women to think deliberately about their  experience outdoors.


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

8/12/2016: National Park Maps, Tightline Productions, and Lee Wulff Films

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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