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Pictures Aren't Worth 1,000 Words

Have you ever tried to take a picture of the night sky? A sunrise, with beams streaking through the trees? The moon reflecting on the ocean? Unless …

Communicate

100 Fishing Questions

“Can we go fishing?”<p>Sure.<p>“Where are we going?<p>“What are we going to catch?<p>“Why do I need sunscreen?<p>“Why do I need shoes?<p>“Can we get donuts?<p>“Did you …

Fish

Make Plans to Show Up to The Show

I know what you’re thinking.<p>“The weather is just getting nice again – I’m going to be able to fish so much this fall!”<p>True. But if you live in most …

Fly Fishing

The Scourge of Subconscious Trout-Setting

I couldn’t help myself.<p>It was a fish. It swam up from the clear depths to chase my fly. I saw the whole thing unfold before my eyes. I trout set the …

Fishing

3 Ways to Keep Your Fly Up

Want to know a good problem to have?<p>Catching so many fish that you’re struggling to keep your fly afloat.<p>While that might sound a little bit like …

Fishing

Rusty Flybox: Brookies

Brook Trout…<p>And people think that the leaves are pretty in autumn!<p>Maybe it is good that the fall colors of brookies are our little secret, otherwise …

Fishing

Run to the Fish

I like trail running. I like fly fishing.<p>I have a limited amount of time to do anything like either of those things.<p>Not all pursuits are flexible …

Fishing

Laboring Today, Fly Fishing Yesterday

Good old Labor Day. A day off to celebrate other days off.<p><i>I know that is a gross misrepresentation… kind of…</i><p>For me, there will be work today. I’ll be …

Fishing

Gone Fishing: Rockies

5,000 feet in an hour by car, two miles uphill by foot, and a canyon full of cutthroats all to myself:

Fishing

Waiting Decades for a Trout - Casting Across

“I know protecting them is important,” I said, “but what is fishing for greenbacks like?”<p>“They’re beautiful, special fish that live in amazing …

Fishing

Mentally Moving on in Fly Fishing

You’d think that it would be easy to write about fly fishing in a new place, for a new fish, for the first time. There is a lot to say about the …

Fishing

Cutting in from Vacation

I’m currently in the middle of a family vacation / cutthroat expedition.<p>(Note: the backslash above represents an immense chasm.)<p>But I have an amazing …

Rocky Mountains

Fly Fishing Podcasts Worth Listening To, part IX

Fly fishing can define an experience, a personality, an event, a place.<p>Listening to the voices of those who see such things through the lens of fly …

Fishing

Why the Release is as Important as the Catch

Picture yourself hooking, fighting, and landing a fish. It could be a trout, a bass, or a bonefish. Regardless of your quarry, put yourself in that …

Photo Contest: #myvedavoo (2)

Hey… that’s my stuff! Again!<p>Why is there an assortment of large, monochromatic flies on display? Vedavoo is having another photo contest. This time, …

They Only Care About Hackle

It was a damp fall morning. The kind of morning where the weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t damp <i>and</i> summer. There wasn’t any humidity to …

You are Not a Trout Bum

Why? Because you’re reading this, for starters.<p>A real trout bum isn’t going to be online, clicking through articles about fly fishing and fly fishing …

Last Cast of the Week, 8/10/2018

Most Fridays on Casting Across are devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, …

The Book Every Parent Who Fly Fishes Needs to Own

When was the last time you read a book that truly changed the way you looked at fly fishing?<p>Perhaps an author explained a technique in an original, …

3 Ways Bass Fly Fishing Helps You Catch Trout

I love fly fishing for bass, panfish, and all the other warmwater species that swim with them. While a lot of progress has been made within fly …

Fly Fishing Writing: The Long & The Short of It

The average post on Casting Across runs around 600 words. That isn’t a lot. That is like a few pages of a book. (<i>Books are like websites that people</i> …

Don't Filter Brook Trout

I understand why bad pictures get the black and white treatment to make them more interesting.<p>(I’m guilty of that.)<p>I can tolerate people using …

You Only Turn Four Once

I had three offers to go fishing today. That’s right, I live a pretty privileged life.<p>Offer #1: float a large, super productive trout river.<p>Offer #2: …

BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, III

Do you fly fish?<p>If you answered “no,” then the next question is “why not?”<p>If you answered “yes,” then there are about 100 questions to follow.<p>The …

BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, II

To catch a fish, all you need is a cane pole, some line, a hook, and a worm.<p>To cook meat, all you need is a pan and some heat.<p>Those approaches will …

BBQ: The Perfect Food for Fly Fishing, I

In the summer of 2015, I decided that I wanted to write something for public consumption. Two topics immediately came to the forefront of my mind. …

Rusty Flybox: Smile, Grumpy Fly Fishers

You know something that everyone who fly fishes is able to do? Smile.<p>Sure, in fly fishing some people like to be super serious. Go to a fly fishing …

Untying the Mystery of Fly Fishing Leaders, II

Have you ever taken the time to look through some of the more thorough resources on leaders? Some anglers have spent a lot of time intricately …

Higher Fly Fishing Perspective

Imagine watching a movie dozens of times but never seeing the beginning. Assuming the story isn’t too complicated, you’ll probably get the gist of …

Last Cast of the Week, 7/13/2018

Most Fridays on Casting Across are devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, …