Video spotlight: Slow Down the Fall

The video below may seem a bit poorly timed, what with spring springing all over the country, and its contents dealing largely with fly fishing in the fall. But, just the other day, on blustery March afternoon, I lucked out and managed to get into a really prolific blue-winged olive hatch on the South Fork. … Read more

Video spotlight: Chinook Salmon Fly Fishing

Todd Moen makes some really beautiful fly fishing films, and the video below is no exception. But what I appreciate about Todd’s work is the emphasis he puts on the pursuit of fish—the actual ins and outs of chasing piscene prey. Video of British Columbia Spring Tour – Chinook Salmon Fly Fishing The cinematography, the … Read more

Video spotlight: The Kamchatka Steelhead Project

Just as Alaska is home to the northern-most populations of steelhead in this hemisphere, Kamchatka boasts big and mysterious chromers, too. The film, “The Kamchatka Steelhead Project” is an example of what can be done with a little collaboration, a touch of creativity and the passion that anglers have for these incredible fish. On Russia’s … Read more

Video spotlight: The North

It’s about that time … the itch among Atlantic salmon anglers is coming on pretty strong. While Atlantics in the U.S. are largely gone (but the outlook is brighter now than it was just a few years ago), anglers in Canada, the British Isles and Scandanavia are gearing up for another season spent chasing perhaps … Read more

Video spotlight: Pushing the limits

I first learned about Mongolian taimen some 20 years ago, and have always been intrigued with the idea of casting to them, mostly because the flies they hit resemble large prairie dogs. I might be exaggerating a bit, but not much, honestly. I stumbled across the film below, and I’m all jazzed again to find … Read more

Video spotlight: Women in Fly Fishing—Reflect

It’s International Women’s Day and, thanks to Todd Moen, we’re celebrating with the video below that exemplifies what fly fishing is all about. It’s non-denominational, non-discriminatory and wonderfully gender neutral. Women have been among the best fly fishers in the world for generartions, and I’m privileged to get to fish with a few at a … Read more

Video spotlight: Small Creeks Flyout

Brian Kraft is an important parter in Trout Unlimited’s work to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed from the proposed Pebble Mine and what would be the largest open-pit mining operation on the planet. He’s the proprietor at Alaska’s Sportsman’s Lodge, and if you think the mine isn’t personal to him, or the staff of guides … Read more

Video spotlight: Corazon

R.A. Beattie’s film about the tarpon of Mexico’s Holbox (pronounced HOLE-bosh) Island is a lively feature on the legendary guide Sandflea, and it’s a pleasure to watch. But sometimes, it’s the little things that get me interested in today’s fly fishing films. As mentioned in the trailer, Holbox used to be a great fishery for … Read more

Video spotlight: Tarpon in Belize

There’s a lot of good fisheries conservation work being done in saltwater these days, what with the appreciation anglers have developed for fish like permit, tarpon and bonefish over the last two decades or so. Angler science is becoming a mainstream idea—just a few years ago, I helped catch and tag permit in Mexico’s Ascension … Read more

Video spotlight: Middle of Nowhere

We’ve all dreamed of being the first angler to set foot in some remote paradise. The first to cast to catch fish that have never seen a fly. That fantasy is buried in the depths of all our souls, and, sadly, for most of us, it won’t become a reality. But we can live vicariously … Read more