A love letter

most fishing videos bore me to tears but this one brings out a nice, genuine, deep-down smile.
as a friend put it, “A more accurate representation of fly fishing than most, I think.”
it’s not like they should all be like this but i wish a lot more where. enjoy !

Common sense and Hope.

there’s a lot to think about in this short 9 minute video.
– it’s about not taking short cuts and thinking ahead.
– it’s about doing right when wrong was done.
– it’s where man and nature work together for mutual benefit.
– and basically, it’s about love.
– enjoy !

“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”

~ Cormac McCarthy, The Road

no accompanying image or film could give those words any more meaning, they would only be a distraction.
let’s just take them in, inhale their beauty and deep respect and do our best to not make them creatures of the past but of an eternal present.

wild ’bout

“It is not every day I find a special stream like this with such robust wild brookies and indescribable beauty below the surface.”
i couldn’t agree more. here’s a lovely little river snorkelling film filled with curious and adorable little brookies and bigger ones making more curious and adorable little brook trout.

there’s also a whole lot of leaves. billions.

big thanks to BlueBlood for this gorgeous treat. enjoy !

Minipiing with Lee Wulff

slab after slab after slab after slab… it almost gets boring after a while, even disgustipating. enjoy ! :mrgreen:

eighteen minutes of Brook Love

by Dennis Smeaton

in itself, it’s not like watching fish having sex is all that interesting but it’s not so often we get the opportunity to see them do it either. better yet, we’re not going to actually see any slimy fluids dispersion but rather the process of preparing the redd, mate selection, chasing off of sneaking opportunity seekers but most importantly, just how darn beautiful they are in their environment.
wonderfully unpolluted by flies, fishers and loud music, this little film is a real treat. enjoy !

a bit disappointed by the lack of information available on the net on this uniquely gorgeous fish to share with you, the best i could find was on Wikipedia HERE. it’s still worth the read.

brainwashem’ young- Connor

this happy little boy happens to have as father one of the most respected fly casting instructors in the world. when Mac Brown speaks, people pay attention. Mac is on another plane compared to most and his input is always invaluable. looks like his input is working just fine here too !

“We spent an hour just casting with no fly -he holds the small Echo Ghecko rod like a 2 handed switch rod because he is still really small. 
we worked on mostly dynamic rolls and various pick-ups because that is what he needed the most to actually fish. he talked about it all last night and was quite excited for the big day !”

the big day’s result:
a big-‘ole smile and somewhere in that fathomless net is a brook trout, big congrats Connor ! watch out for this kid, folks…