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About castingawayblog

I am a retired orthopedic surgeon with fly fishing in my bones! Living in coastal South Carolina, saltwater fly fishing is my passion, though I also love to use the long rod in freshwater. I have been known to use conventional gear as well.

Life and Death on the Flats of Sandy Point

A dark gray, nearly black, torpedo appeared without warning in the shallow water near the edge of the flat. As if dispatched by some unseen submarine lurking in the deeper water, it tracked unerringly toward the bonefish. It was not … Continue reading

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The First of Many

Like any grandfather who is also a fisherman, I fervently hope my grandson Liam develops an interest in angling. Though I harbor the same wish for my two granddaughters, my experience has demonstrated that granddaughters seem less interested in fishy … Continue reading

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A Dickens of a Day

  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of multitudes of fish; it was a time of no fish. It was a time of hope; it was a time of despair. … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Creek

Just getting out of bed wasn’t going to be easy. Every last joint in his aged body ached with the first rays of the October sun. Butter colored shafts of light  were sliding through his eastern facing window and across … Continue reading

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No See Gar!

The day’s quest seemed simple enough. First, we determined to catch a few largemouth from a very remote oxbow lake Mike had fished a few times in the remote past. The location of this particular lake is, in fact, so … Continue reading

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Kings of the River

Years ago, when I was a child, there was a daytime television show directed at the average American housewife called “Queen for a Day”. It aired each afternoon just as I was arriving home from school. My Mom usually had … Continue reading

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Two Gentlemen of Murrell’s Inlet

Credit- Shallowsouth.com Used with permission. Adam and Val grew up fishing the Inlet together. They were nearly the same age and both had been born to families who had lived in the Murrell’s Inlet area for many generations. Using a … Continue reading

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