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The Best Laid Plans of Trout and Flies

In my younger days, January 1st meant bothering a Walmart employee early in the morning. Groggy and in the malaise that only accompanies working on a holiday, whoever got summoned to the sporting goods desk was met by a much more enthusiastic young angler. Getting that fishing license on day 1 of 365 was an …

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Merry Christmas from Casting Across!

What are you doing reading a fly fishing blog on Christmas morning?!? Watch the snow, assemble your kid’s toy, or go back to sleep! “What are you doing writing a fly fishing blog on Christmas morning?” you may ask. Well, through the wonders of the internet and my particular platform, I am writing to you from …

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Video: Office Fishing Knickknacks

Have you ever answered a question that wasn’t asked? I have. And you get to hear and watch the answer. All the while getting the treat of rapid motion, awkward camera angles, my not looking at the right part of the cell phone, glowing hands from being too close to the lens, and other enjoyable byproducts …

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15 Days

Today is September 15, 2017. You know what that means? This is the longest I have gone in any month this year without catching a fish. 15 whole days. And, I haven’t even tried. I have not gone fishing once in the month of September. January? I caught fish. February? Fish. Even those two cold …

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A Bad Day at the Fly Shop

I was looking at reels for a long time. A long time. Across the counter, he couldn’t have been more than three feet away. Not once did he look away from the computer monitor. Now, I shouldn’t have been surprised. When I walked in, I didn’t get a “hello” or even a head nod. When …

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Where the Light Shines Through

Buying and renovating a new home is an equation that doesn’t equal “fly fishing.” That’s okay. There’s a time for everything. “A time to tear down and a time to build up.” The whole thing is overwhelming. As I’m writing this, I’m seeing some trim that needs to be replaced. And a baseboard heater. And …

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Memorial Day Outside of Black & White

Yesterday I was in Washington, DC, for Rolling Thunder.  A million motorcycles parading by is a far cry from the bucolic setting that most of us seek out as part of our fly fishing. But it was quite the sight, quite the sound, and quite the scene. The purpose of the event made it even …

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When in the Week to Go Fly Fishing

When should you go fly fishing? Well, any time you go is better than the time that you don’t go. That being said, some forethought and discernment can go a long way in getting the most bang for your buck. Have you ever considered the day of the week and how much of a part …

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Pop Fly: Fishing Imagery in the Minor Leagues

Fishing, particularly for the most avid members of the angling community, can feel somewhat insular most of the time. Blogs, expositions, stores, and even the sport itself occupy a relatively small corner of the “outdoors” niche. Consequently, when imagery and concepts from our world make it into the public eye, it can be surprising. Everything …

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