Capt. Bill Hassan   FFF Master Fly Casting Instructor

Buzzards Bay. August 2013

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You'll find plenty of technical info on the other pages of this site. Here, I've decided to share with you some of the quirkier things that I come across. - BH


Random Notes. . .


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT FLY SHOP


Unless you've been spending way to much time on the water, you may have noticed that a few big box fishing stores have moved into the area. Sure, check then out - you know you will, but remember -- You can't beat the knowledge, service, professionalism, and local expertise that your local shop can provide. The prices are the same, (or even lower) at your local shop, so why would you not want the services that they provide? Need something special, (I do all the time), they'll have it for you in a few days. Try that with a big box place!

Rigging questions... not a problem for your local full service shop. I recently got a call from someone asking me how to change the retrieve on his new reel. When I asked him why the place he bought  it from (a big box place) didn't do it, he said that they were busy and to come back at a slower time. This won't happen at your local shop...

Anyway, remember that when you're out fishing, the shop owner is there working. The least we can do is to support them.


If you see us on the water on our boat (23’ Jones Bros. Cape Fisherman CC) the SHECAST,  give us a call on VHF 71/9/13/16. We're usually around  the Westport, Sakonnet, Dartmouth, Cuttyhunk area of Buzzards Bay. 


BTW, nobody likes high end, high performance gear more than I do, but if you want to see a 3 min video of me catching a bonefish on my 3 foot plastic  "Spiderman" rod/reel combo that I picked up at Wal-Mart for $9.99 , click this link. -  Spiderman Bonefish.


See you on the water, or at the shows... Bill




 ** I did not write this.  I wish I knew who did. If you do, please let me know and I will post the authors name here.  A while ago someone sent it to me and I wanted to share it with you.


…History tells us that all of civilization's successful and enduring movements, be they political, social, or religious, center about a basic theme or construct from which all other precepts are derived.  For Hinduism, it is the Doctrine of Reincarnation; for Christianity the Golden Rule; for the United States Government, the Constitution, and for fly-fishing, it is the cast.

It is fair to say that in Fly-fishing circles, the status of the cast has even preempted that of the fish.  For in every fly-fisher's mind, the cast occupies approximately 96 percent of his mental life.  The religion of the cast has almost taken on a life of it's own. Not only have volumes been written about it,  but if you approach a cadre of fly-fishers discussing their exploits, chances are they will be talking more about their casting than whether anybody caught anything.  Fortunately, this process has not advanced to the point that a rebellious sect of Pure Casters (totally cerebral fly-fishers) has broken off from the mainstream congregation.  But if this ultimately happens, I won't be surprised. And if our rivers get any worse and all of the trout die off, it may have to happen… William Hassan Medway    William

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Tight loops, and tight lines-

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