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Wading in the Footsteps of Giants

Being such a tactile activity, taking up fly fishing is served well by a “watch and learn” approach. A father will teach a son. Someone with means can hire a guide or instructor. The ambitious  novice will simply approach a fellow angler on the stream, and the fly fisher will  gladly consent. For ages, the …

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Fly Fishing Books, part 4

“What are you reading these days?” I ask that question at work, of family, and to folks that I interact with in the fly fishing community. It might come across as nosy or weird, but I am truly interested in what people are interested in. What we read, and the rationale behind it, is fascinating. …

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Fly Fishing the Driftless: Angler Research

I’d like to think that I’m still relatively young. However, I am of an age where there are certain benchmarks  that separate me from the younger generation. When I was a teenager, and I wanted information on fly fishing tactics or a region, it meant a trip to the library. I’d have to find actual …

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Last Cast of the Week, 2/24/2017

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 AFFTA, Teton Tenkara, and Gink & Gasoline. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Last Cast of the Week, 1/13/2017

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  Virginia Trout Junkies, Hatch Magazine, & PowerRay. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Fly Fishing Books, part 3

On the subject of reading, someone once penned the words, “I can go anywhere /  Friends to know / And ways to grow.” For the fly fisher,  that is most certainly the case. Whether it be a destination guidebook, an intimate novel, or a technical treatise, books can unlock all sorts of opportunities. Indeed, those …

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Last Cast of the Week, 7/15/2016

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 Angling Trade, Wilderness Adventure Press, and Now or Neverglades. If you’d like to be …

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Fly Fishing Books, part 2

The statistics on how little our culture reads are discouraging. I’m not on a campaign to change the course of literary appreciation through the fly fishing community, but appreciating the sport naturally extends to what has been written. Three months ago I put together a list of four books on fly fishing that I recommend. …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/3/2016

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 Blue Lines, Fiberglass Fly Rods  / Fiberglass Manifesto, and  The Fly Shack. If you’d like …

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Fly Fishing Books

In the past few weeks, I’ve had at least three interactions regarding fly fishing books. Fly fishing books have been an important part of the sport for hundreds of years, taking different forms and meeting various needs. Even when so much information is available at the tap of a smart phone, tangible media is incredibly …

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