If given the opportunity or it arrises you should take an evening to go see some great new films being brought forth to help bolster the sport and spread awareness of some causes that affect anyone who utilizes all that mother nature has to offer in this great water or fishing resource.
While most everyone associates fly fishing with the pristine waters of Henry’s Fork or the Upper Madison, truthfully Fly Fishing is done everywhere and is done for every fish that any other subset of the great hobby is done for.
A few glimpse focus on the aforementioned and really do highlight the great diversity of the sport as well as us fisherman as individuals.
TwoFisted Heart Productions and Freestone Entertainment have partnered to create a film on the tidal Potomac River that counters common stigmas and stereotypes of fly fishing. Four fly fishermen in Washington, D.C. demonstrate that fly fishing is more than an individual pursuit of the catch, more than once-a-year out West or once-in-a-lifetime trips to exotic locations abroad. In an unlikely setting of concrete vistas, population density and traffic nightmares, the Potomac River proves that adventure and epic fishing are available to everyone on a daily basis. D.C. fly fishermen have embraced that concept through an online community that provides a 21st century, Web 2.0 take on passionately protecting our water resources for the future and connecting with the people around us. It’s about thinking globally and fishing locally.
And Lastly I think Ive fished, grew up or had a beer with this guy, or his type. And So will you after you watch the video.
Here is a nice little trio with a purpose. Get the day started with a cup of Joe on a lazy day before heading to the water. These 3 will accompany that task. The Deschutes River Conservancy’s at work with the Deschutes Brewery. All proceeds benefit the conservancy’s “Bravely Done” efforts, a public/private success model for clean water collaboration everywhere.
Some of the best fishing in my opinion comes from some of the most unlikely of places.Here in Southern Oklahoma (A suburb of North Dallas) we are graced and blessed with some great fishing opportunities. There is the obvious; The Blue River, Lake Texoma, Lake Murray, Arbuckle Lake, Mountain Lake just to name a few. Along with that we are endowed with certain unalienable Mud Pits and or affectionately know as Honey Holes. The whereabouts of these bastions of beauty are closely guarded secrets for those in the know and elusive for those always wanting in the know.
As a Side Note: if you know of others in the Southern Oklahoma area and are willing to share Id be grateful. I practice catch and release, and attempt to leave no footprint. So please contact me.
One of these such smaller mud holes was luckily enough to be in my backyard at a house we were renting for a few months, while our current home was being built. Although Not looking like much this little mud puddle provided an hour of fun and solace on any given day, and helped wisk away any seeming burden life had to share. You could catch the dozen to 2 dozen fish almost daily at whim.
With Just the simplest of gear and a 400 yd walk one could transcend themselves into one of life’s simplest of pleasures.
While not yielding the largest of of trophy’s or the yielding the grandest in numbers, this little pond would get you what you need; A minute to step away from life. Fishing as you will see for me and for many others isnt just the act of placing fin on line but to secede for just a short while.
To Secede for just a little while is all we need some times, not to run away from life and whats important. But to relax and refocus to run at life and find whats important.
This is one of the cooler movies I got last year. I even bought an extra to give to a friend. A group of long time friends retrofit a F150 to burn Vegetable Oil to make a trip to the tip of South America and Fly fish the their way across the Continent. This is Part one of a series and worthy of any fishermans library.
Please any rich friends want to subsidies this type trip lets go. This is something I can only imagine and for now will live vicariously through this group of guys. WOW
Here’s a great custom Abel reel made for the guys @ TCO. They are very good source for your online Fly Fishing needs. From Reels to Rods to Waders to Clothes. However Support your local vendors if you can but if you cant due to proximity like myself; Knowing where to source your gear from a reputable source is the next best thing!
One of my most favorite online fly fishing magazines, Catch Magazine. The fishing and outdoor scenery photography in this magazine is second to none. Eye Popping clarity color and subject matter from fish to bugs, Todd Moen and Brian Okeefe are downright masters of cinematography. They allow a free preview however for any fisherman or fly fisherman this is well worth the $12 a year subscription rate.
Hands Down One of my Favorite and “go back to” Trailers in the Last Few Months. With Everything we have gone through in our personal lives the last few years its good to see something that grounds you back to center. As a Father, a Husband, a Fly Fisherman and Outdoorsman its hard not to appreciate the message the cinematography and the fishing.