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Vedavoo: Wading into the Mainstream

The reality is that most fly fishers are not full time, professional fly fishers. We have office jobs, we go to school, and we fill our days with various important responsibilities. Time on the river is so special because it is the exception, not the rule. That doesn’t mean that the part of us that …

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Black Friday Fly Fishing Options

Happy belated Thanksgiving from Casting Across! Also, if you’re among the many who get this unofficial holiday off I hope that you’re able to take advantage of today however you choose. Fly fishing, shopping, napping, decorating for Christmas: however you find joy on Black Friday is fine by me. Outdoors pursuits are certainly a good …

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Last Cast of the Week, 10/6/2017

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  Blue Halo, Rep Your Water, & Douglas Outdoors. If you’d like to be featured …

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Rusty Flybox: Stuff I Use

I use stuff and I write about the stuff that I use. That isn’t uncommon for outdoor writers, bloggers, and the like. What I don’t see as much (and I wish I did) is updates or follow-ups  regarding product reviews and/or previews. Today I’m sharing a quick updated word on two of the small but …

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Fly Fishing Kickstarter: A New Species of Fly Box

Everyone is trying to build a better mousetrap. In fly fishing, it seems like fly boxes are the equivalent of mousetraps. Think about how many different styles there are. Think about how many different materials, shapes, sizes, and mechanisms go into fly boxes. Then, think about how they are essentially all combined in different ways …

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VIDEO: Which Vedavoo Pack Should I Get?

With very few exceptions, I fish with Vedavoo packs. For a few years now, I have found these USA-made fly fishing slings to be the most versatile and user-friendly storage option while I’m on the water. That being said, there is no such thing as one pack that can do it all. So, I bought …

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Last Cast of the Week, 6/2/2017

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  Hazard Fly Fishing / Appalachian Furled Leader Co. / Tacky, American Rivers, and Field …

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Fly Fishing Tools of the Trade

Ask any fly fisher what you need to start up in the sport, and they’ll quickly answer something to the effect of: “Just a rod and reel.” Then, after a brief pause: “And line and flies, of course.” And shortly after that: “You’ll need a vest, fly boxes, tippet, leaders, nippers, flotant, weight, a net, …

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Show Season: The Fly Fishing Show

Starting in early January, fly fishers from across the country will venture out, drive for hours, and all while braving wintery weather. Contrary to their common preferences, they will seek out crowds and austere environs devoid of fish. Vests will be eschewed for wallets, and few will come with a fly rod. The Fly Fishing …

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