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I’m a Fly Fishing Guide

I’m a fly fishing guide. I’m not licensed, bonded, insured, or endorsed by any of the big fly fishing brands. I’m not listed online, affiliated with a shop, or on anyone’s pro staff. You’re not going to see a website with lots of trophy fish pictures or celebrity testimonials. I do have experience, though. Through …

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Angling Bovine Company & Other Fly Fishing Critters

Ah, nature. Mountains, trees, rivers, and, of course, fish. Have you ever noticed that sometimes there are other animals that vie for your attention while you are out fly fishing? It is true. Surprisingly, it isn’t just a majestic eagle soaring overhead or a regal-looking buck silhouetted against an azure sky. Nor is it always …

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Lyme: Avoid Getting Ticked While Fly Fishing

Three years ago I was at work, sitting at my desk, when I realized something was off. I had gone for a run that morning, but it wasn’t a route that was particularly long or rugged.  Nevertheless, my ankles, knees, and hips felt like they’d been through a rough game of football. By no means …

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Deliberate Repetition: Fly Fishing Focus

I think that all my rifles are laced with some scent that sends deer running. Walking through the woods on any day that I am unarmed, I’ll see plenty of animals. It is almost like some sort of Disney movie: critters of all shapes and sizes come scurrying up to me and watch as I …

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In Thanksgiving of Fly Fishing

I am thankful for fly fishing. I am thankful for being able to go off the marked trail and into wild places. These are places that I would enjoy to see on their own, but would struggle to justify visiting otherwise. Quiet meadows and intense valleys; places that only see the occasional footprints from anglers …

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So You Know How When: Watching & Waiting

F5. You know what I mean. Sitting in front of your computer, trying to get “work” done, you are drawn back to the webpage that contains the information you want. And you tap F5. Every once in a while, you might actually click the refresh button. If the data isn’t changing enough to make you …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/24/2016

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  Outside, Trout Unlimited, and Risen Fly. If you’d like to be featured in the …

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Natural Fly Fishing Etiquette

As spring turns in to summer, the inevitable articles on etiquette and sharing the resource begin to appear. Calls for civility and attempts to engender kindness are much needed in our sport. I believe that we all desire a more pleasant communal experience on the water. One of the most discouraging moments on the stream, …

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