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BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, III

Do you fly fish? If you answered “no,” then the next question is “why not?” If you answered “yes,” then there are about 100 questions to follow. The reason being the remarkable amount of diversity within fly fishing. One angler might primarily pursue trout on spring creeks while another’s quarry is whatever happens to be …

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BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, II

To catch a fish, all you need is a cane pole, some line, a hook, and a worm. To cook meat, all you need is a pan and some heat. Those approaches will get the respective jobs done. Fishing or cooking like that could be considered doing things the easy way. Straightforward methods work, but …

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BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, I

In the summer of 2015, I decided that I wanted to write something for public consumption. Two topics immediately came to the forefront of my mind. What was actually the second, fly fishing, won out. Casting Across was launched in the fall. The first topic was barbecue. Why write about food? More to the point, …

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Last Cast of the Week, 7/7/2017

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  Wayward Angler, RepYourWater, & The Unripe Fig. If you’d like to be featured in …

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Road Trip: Lancaster Fly Fishing Show

March: the last uncomfortable TSA checkpoint you’ll have to endure before the long, warm flight of  fly fishing season commences. While that is generally the case, there is certainly some great fishing to be had in March. If you live in many parts of the East, the second half of winter 2017 has proved to …

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The Fish of Your Labors

Ah, Labor Day. A time to eat meat, stop wearing white, and generally avoid contemplating the checkered past of our country when it comes to industry. For fly fishers, it is the real and present reminder that fall is around the corner. So long, hot days. Adios, leaving the trout (mostly) alone. For fly fishing …

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Rise & Shine: Coffee for Fly Fishing

Walking in the shadows of the great volcanic peaks surrounding the ancient city of Antigua, Guatemala, I stopped to pick a ripe coffee berry. That berry was one of a cluster on a coffee tree, which was one of many on the grounds of a great plantation. Some of the varieties of beans and the …

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Fish have to Eat; So do Fly Fishers

Recently I wrote about how, even in the winter, fish have to eat. That is all fine and good. It means that we can be out on the water all year. However, there are conditions that need to be met for us to go fishing. Conditions that transcend temperature, vacation time, and permission from a …

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The Ballad of Sheetz

The angler rises early, and has not time to dally He requires food and fuel from a warm and trusty ally. Across the Mid Atlantic lay the perfect place for gas and eats Every fisherman worth his flies knows the Ballad of Sheetz.

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