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Last Cast of the Week, 2/16/2018

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 Orvis News / George Daniel, Chuck Marshall, and @holdfruitandveggies.

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Check out the links, along with my thoughts, below:


Orvis News / George Daniel – Leave No Fly Behind

Earlier in the week I wrote about the dozens of good reasons how and why you’ll lose flies. Good fishing requires it. What I didn’t mention was the important task of retrieving flies. Are there circumstances that make getting your lost flies and tippet impossible or even dangerous? Absolutely. However, as far as you can control it you should retrieve your flies. This article, written by George Daniel and posted on Orvis News, makes a great case for this practice.

Chuck Marshall – Infinity Knot Video

We buy new rods. We tie new flies. But do we learn new knots? I’ll be honest: I am guilty of sticking with the same knots even though I know that there are better knots out there. This quick video, shared with me by Chuck Marshall, clearly and plainly demonstrates how to tie a great leader-to-tippet knot. The Infinity Knot isn’t something Chuck developed, but his video shows one of the simplest ways of tying this great knot I’ve seen.

Hold Fruit & Veggies – Instagram

The picture I’ve attached to this entry shows April Vokey holding an enormous sweet potato. Although she is quite the accomplished angler, I am confident that she has never caught a sweet potato of that magnitude. This is the work of @holdfruitandveggies, an Instagram account that replaces boring old fish with delicious looking produce. If I have to explain this any more than I already have, there is no hope for you. Follow them.


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  1. Well okay…I hope my last comment was the impetus for George Daniel’s inclusion here. I do hang a lot of flies in trees and try to undecorate before I leave. Sometimes I fail. I haven’t waded for a few years now and do my fishing from shore. When I hang a fly on the other side of the stream I figure it’s better to leave it than drown trying to retrieve it. I’d rather see a few flies than old bloated bodies.

    • Matthew says:

      Don’t worry, Howard. My article was the reason for inclusion. It’s hard to be comprehensive in writing, but his general point was something I neglected to mention.

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