Casting Across Fly Fishing

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The Casting Across Fly Fishing Podcast explores the quarry and the culture of fly fishing.Each episode, I'll discuss some aspect of fly fishing - the people, places, and things that go into the pursuit of fish.

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5 Thoughts for Streamers on Small Streams

March 22nd, 2019


There are differences between chucking articulated flies against the bank of a roaring tailwater and fishing a streamer in a small creek. There are …

The 5 People You Meet in Fly Shops

March 15th, 2019


You will find some real interesting characters in fly shops.

After nearly two decades of formal, empirical anthropological research, I’ve developed …

Big Rivers: Don't Worry, Go Fishing

March 8th, 2019


While fly fishing on wide, expansive trout rivers might be totally normal for you, it is a far cry from the creeks and streams that many anglers call home.

This can lead to apprehension or even avoidance. It is …

Fly Tying Events for Beginners Experts

March 1st, 2019


Chances are there is a fly tying event that is held on a regular basis somewhere near you. Fly shops, fishing clubs, and TU chapters are all getting …

From Trout to Panfish ( Back Again)

February 22nd, 2019


A lot of anglers started fishing by tossing worms to hungry sunfish. Usually, there is a progression from that point to more complex, conventional gear. For some, fly fishing becomes their preferred pursuit.

There are …

Native, Wild, Stocked, McDonald's

February 15th, 2019


When is a fish native? When is it wild? Can it be both?

And what about stocked trout?

In this episode, I give a very quick overview of this topic. I look at the historic range of the three major American trout/char …

Finding Your Own Water

February 8th, 2019


When was the last time you found new water to fish?

I don't mean flipping through a fly fishing guidebook or following the stocking truck. Have you …

Why You Should Fish the Shenandoah

February 1st, 2019


Within a few hours' drive of the urban sprawl that surrounds Washington, DC, you can get into some amazing brook trout fishing. Or, you can get into …

A Fly Fisher's First Trip Out West

January 25th, 2019


Growing up fly fishing the east, the trout and waters of the west always felt mythical.

In this episode I talk about my first trip to Colorado, which …

Listener Reader Feedback, I

January 18th, 2019


I truly appreciate every thoughtful comment I receive on Casting Across. Moreover, I feel that if you took the effort to continue the conversation …

Gear for Small Stream Trout: How What

January 11th, 2019


You can catch fish with virtually any and all gear.

That being said, there are certain kinds of gear that are especially suited for specific scenarios. Small stream trout fishing is no exception. Beyond what kind of …

Fly Line: More Important than You Think

January 4th, 2019


Sadly, fly line is the piece of gear that lives in the shadow of the stars of the show: rods and reels.

But for most fly fishers, line is much more important than a reel. For all anglers, fly line is much more important …

Diversifying Your Outdoor Experience

December 28th, 2018


It is okay to do more outdoors than fly fish.

In fact, there are a lot of benefits that come with adding more and different types of outdoor activities to your life. And, in my opinion, doing so will actually help your …

Vehicles for Fly Fishing

December 21st, 2018


Does your car help or hurt you in your fly fishing endeavors?

The truth is that there are a few things you can do in, and to, your car to make it the perfect fly fishing vehicle.

Why You Should Fish the Ozarks

December 14th, 2018


Arkansas might not seem like a premier angling destination.

But if you've heard of the enormous browns, the beautiful rivers, and... the delicious …

A Late Introduction to the Podcast

December 4th, 2018


It is episode 4 of the Casting Across Fly Fishing Podcast.

...which seems like as good of a time as any to start sharing who I am, what I do, and what this podcast is all about.

Fly Fishing in the Winter

December 4th, 2018


You don’t have to fly fish in December, January, and February.

As long as local regulations allow it, and you can ethically pursue fish, you aren’t …

The Perfect Small Stream Fly Rod

December 3rd, 2018


There is no perfect small stream fly rod.

Various rod manufacturers and publications have declared they have the rod for fly fishing on high mountain streams or small meadow creeks. Such superlatives draw in attention …

Fly Fishing is Trespassing

December 3rd, 2018



Not the illegal kind, but simply stepping over lines we don't usually cross.

That is what fly fishing should be. A little danger, a bit …

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