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The Perfect Small Stream Fly Rod?

There is no perfect small stream fly rod. Various rod manufacturers and publications have declared they have the rod for fly fishing on high mountain streams or small meadow creeks. Such superlatives draw in attention (and customers). As is the case with medium-sized  or large rivers, there is no perfect small stream fly rod. It is …

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Last Cast of the Week, 2/2/2018

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  International Fly Tying Symposium, The Fiberglass Manifesto, & Wingo Belts. If you’d like to …

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The 3 Things You Need To Do To Buy The Right Fly Rod

If there is one article online on “how to choose a fly rod,” there are a hundred. Generally, the information contained therein is pretty solid. As long as someone isn’t shilling for a particular company, communicating the basics is a straightforward task for an angler that has been around fly rods for a while. Experts, …

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Looking Wayward for a Custom Fly Rod

When does a fly rod become yours? Is it once you purchase it? After you’ve caught that first fish? Once the cork is stained, the reel seat is scratched, and you’ve been through a few seasons of angling together? What if a fly rod could be unequivocally yours, even before you make the very first …

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