First Casts 10.11.13

[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]

    • Above is the latest episode of Field & Stream‘s “Hook Shots,” in which host Joe Cermele and crew of obsessed muskie fly fishermen think the victory is sweet enough to endure the pain.
    • A new issue of This Is Fly is online now. There are great articles on (of all things) blacksmithing and fly fishing, Idaho trout, night-fishing for seatrout, and more.
    • Writing in Outside Magazine, Bob Shacochis describes an epic journey for golden dorado in Argentina’s Ibera Marsh: “The fish launches out of the water with a hook in its bony jaws and razor teeth and when it comes back down after a three-second dance it’s perfectly free and you’re bleeding internally, experiencing some pure form of defeat.”
    • A fly fisher casting into the surf of a North San Diego County beach landed a monster 30+-pound striped bass on a 6-weight rod, surely the catch of a lifetime. Click here for the story.
    • Most anglers would trade wild fish for stocked trout, but sometimes stockers are what you’ve got. For these times, Kent Klewein offers 7 tips for catching planted trout on the Gink & Gasoline blog.
    • The Petosky News describes the magic of fishing mouse patterns after dark for big browns: “Are you afraid of the dark? Then this is not for you.”

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