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Merry Christmas from Casting Across!

What are you doing reading a fly fishing blog on Christmas morning?!? Watch the snow, assemble your kid’s toy, or go back to sleep!

“What are you doing writing a fly fishing blog on Christmas morning?” you may ask. Well, through the wonders of the internet and my particular platform, I am writing to you from late on Christmas Eve. I’m like the ghost of outdoor writing past.

Tonight was good. I just got back from church, where my five year-old son and I took part in the service by reading the account of Jesus’ birth out of Luke chapter 2. It was a great scene, and really a microcosm of what Christmas should be: friends, family, singing, snow, decorations, good food, and celebrating the Savior.

I hope that you can feel the blessings of all those things today and throughout this whole holiday season. They certainly enrich our daily experiences, and consequently give more value to the time you  spend fishing.

Most important in all of it is that core message of Christmas. It is about the transcendent becoming imminent, God coming to earth:  Immanuel. That spectacular truth is the crux of the season and the cornerstone of life. I think a lot more about that than I do about fly fishing. Talking about it gets me even more excited, too –  so feel free to  reach out. I would consider that a real gift, let me assure you!


From Casting Across, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.


  1. Merry Christmas Matt. Can I call you Matt? Although I celebrate the Festival of Lights, I certainly understand the meaning no matter what a person’s faith is. It is about believing. My best to you and your family!

  2. Stan Whittern says:

    Thank you so much for standing up for the true meaning of Christmas. It is so uncommon today and so much appreciated.
    Stan Whittern

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