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Month: November 2018

Rusty Flybox: On the Periphery of Fishing

If I had to only write about fly fishing I’d lose my mind. I love trout and fly rods and debating the merits of synthetics vs. naturals in fly tying as much as anyone. However, there is only so much cast and catch writing in me. Thankfully, fly fishing is interwoven  into a veritable tapestry …

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Fly Fishing Giveaways: Why You Should Enter

If you fly fish, and you’ve ever come anywhere near the internet, you’ve seen gear giveaways. But there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who assume all giveaways are scams and rackets. Those who try to win any and every free thing that could possibly be given away. I’m here to tell …

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Trout, Where They Shouldn’t Be

We rounded the corner at the exact same time. The dense streamside foliage kept the other person obscured until we were only about ten feet apart. Happening upon someone relatively unexpectedly, deep in the woods, wasn’t the startling facet of our interaction. That was this: “So, have you caught anything?” he asked. “Yeah,” I replied, …

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Rusty Flybox: Fly Fishing Gifts

‘Tis the season.  The season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. The season for shopping small, opting outside, and, of course, giving. A quick jaunt around the internet will yield an unfathomable number of deals, incentives, and other fly fishing gift temptations. Since November/December is the off season and the holiday season, …

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Redington Butter Stick: A Real Review

A month ago, I wrote that I wanted to buy the new Redington Butter Stick based solely upon the marketing. Today, I’m writing that you should buy the new Redington Butter Stick based solely upon my experience fishing with the rod for a few weeks. That might be enough for you. But I’ll elaborate. The …

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Last Cast of the Week, 11/16/2018

Every now and then, 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 are featured on The Last Cast of the Week. Today, I’m sharing items from: Vedavoo – Adding Weight (and Micro Swivels) for Better Fishing Sage – …

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Rising Fear and Trout

The first half of this story can be read here on Casting Across. Immediately, the ascent was treacherous. I plodded up the loose forest floor in my wading boots, every step strengthening my resolve to get to the top while simultaneously increasing the force with which I asked myself “why?” Mind you, this was a …

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Rising Trout and Fear

Thought number one: “Well, that’s where the trout were the whole time.” Thought number two: “I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall to my death.” Looking back, all these years later, the latter is clearer. In my mind’s eye, I can see the pool. I can see the fish. I can see where I was …

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Casting Across 3 Year Giveaway Winners

So who won the ten prize packages from the Casting Across 3  Year Giveaway? It is true that giving is better than receiving. I get a lot of gear, which is nice. But being able to send off these ten packages in the mail was a lot of fun. Plus, I fish with all of …

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