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The Perfect, Nontraditional Fly Fishing Gift

Stop! Before you start copying and pasting Amazon links and fly shop web pages, hear me out. It is wish list season. The holidays are approaching. Christmas music and decor are taking over like some abominable mistletoe/tinsel/kudzu hybrid. Everyone from your spouse to your parents to your kids to your aunt Myrtle wants to know …

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Fragile

Trout are creatures with paper-thin fins and gossamer bones. Their optimal temperature and dissolved oxygen thresholds are relatively narrow.  Touching their scales with dry hands or laying them upon the bank can render them susceptible to deadly infection. Trout are survivors, but they are fragile. It isn’t just fish, though: A creek, sustaining all manner …

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Casting Across: Like, Share, <3

I don’t ask much of my readers. Aside from tolerating the occasional rant, sifting through language that may or may not be sarcastic, and dealing with an endless regression of in-site links, reading Casting Across is a relatively simple task. I know that most writers say this, but I can assure you that I mean it. …

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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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Last Cast of the Week: Election Edition

What a week. There are a lot of particulars I’d like to comment on regarding the state of our country. However, that isn’t what Casting Across is about. I am aware that the priorities and policies of an administration can have significant implications for water, land, and the fish that we’re trying to pursue. At …

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Last Cast of the Week: 11/4/2016

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 the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, Project Healing Waters, & Wingo Belts. If …

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