Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gotcha!!

My early days of bonefishing were all about frustration. Multiple trips to locations in the Keys went unfulfilled. As I contemplated the myriad reasons for my failures, it appeared difficult to pinpoint a single cause of my woes, so manifold were … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, meet Shakespeare!

                                                                                                         “Now is the spring of our discontent                                                       Made glorious summer by this son of York;                                                       And all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house                                                       In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” It was, of course, … Continue reading

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New Shrimp Pattern

I have heard it said that many flies are designed more for catching fishermen than fish. This may have some element of truth in it, especially those flies tied commercially and offered for sale in fly shops. My wife and … Continue reading

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Redfishing Coastal South Carolina- Hobnobbing at Hobcaw

 The old English term “hobnob” refers to groups of friends gathered to enjoy each other’s company and imbibe heavily while proposing toasts to one another. Paul Sasser, Steve Thomas, Tim Hanson, and I recently spent a day together at Hobcaw … Continue reading

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American Shad

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Shad Fishing South Carolina’s Rivers

How ironic! Castingawayblog has been concieved as a venue to highlight exotic fly fishing locales around the planet, and my very first blog post, paradoxically, is about fishing for a species that some might describe as vulgar, everyman’s fish- the American shad. … Continue reading

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Blog-casting!

Its going to be a great ride, both for me as a writer, and for you, the readers! As a freelance fly fishing writer, I have learned that putting words to paper, or screen, I suppose, can be demanding and … Continue reading

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