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Rusty Flybox: Fly Fishing – SAD, Not Funny

As fall turns to winter, and with winter comes the cold, dark days, loneliness creeps in. Not loneliness from people, mind you. You’re going to be surrounded by people. Office parties, community events, family gatherings: you’re going to be sick of people by the time the holidays are over. Loneliness from being apart from fish …

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It is Getting Cold – Are You Going Fly Fishing?

It is getting cold out. Although the calendars say “fall,” the thermometers say “winter.” More importantly, the frost on the windows and the  chill that finds its way through jackets are saying “winter.” So, are you going to go fly fishing? Excuses and reasons alike have the tendency interfere with even the most ardent angler’s …

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Three Months Out: Plan On The Fly Fishing Show

What do you have planned for three months from now? I can assure you that you have a lot planned for the time between today and three months from now. The last major fall fishing trips, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything that goes along with the holiday season is coming up in the next 90 days. After …

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Last Cast of the Week, 1/20/2017

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 Pennsylvania Rod and Reel, Thin Air Angler, and Bill Dance. If you’d like to …

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Trout, Frozen Wading Boots, & Auld Lang Syne

New Year’s Eve had a very specific look for me throughout my teenage years: going to bed around 8:00pm, in a tent, on a frozen field. Although there are a lot of things that one can do on that ever-so-significant midnight moment, my choice was to usually do what was most significant to me. And …

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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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How to Fly Fish During the Holidays… With Family

There is no place like home for the holidays. Unless your home is a hostile environment, that is. Hostile, like “Uncle Clark’s digestion” hostile. Or, the “obligatory tense and yelly Monopoly game” hostile. Maybe even “post-gift exchange awkward receipt distribution” hostile. If that is the case, or you happen to be in a scenario that …

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Merry Christmas from Casting Across

I sincerely hope that you  have a wonderful Christmas, and that your holiday season is blessed by fish, family, and faith. …want to know what I want for Christmas? I want you to share Casting Across with someone who might appreciate it. If they like fly fishing, or even if they don’t, feel free to …

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Fly Fishing in the Winter: Enduring Deep Nymphing

As the “humor” tag insinuates, this is a satirical look at the pessimistic perception out there among many about nymph fishing. If you want a more serious perspective, head over here. It’s wintertime, which means that your trout tactics have to change. Across the country, most fisheries will see a significant decline in hatches as …

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