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I’d like to claim that Fly Fishing is as American as apple pie and hamburgers, yet I can’t.  Just like I can’t claim the fireworks we use to celebrate our United States birthday with are home grown.  As with many other aspects to our American culture, we take what is good from other cultures; integrate and make them our own. 

Over the last 100 years fly fishing techniques have advanced and changed.  The differences in warm water and cold water techniques were developed in the US.  Watersheds are vastly different in the US, due to water temperature differences, than in the UK where modern fly fishing is attributed. 

So this 4th of July, go out, put those cold water techniques into use on our local waterways and Fly Fish! Enjoy the cultural melting pot that is America and celebrate. 

Happy 4th of July from everyone at Castaway Fly Fishing Shop!


Photo Credit: Project Healing Waters

 


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