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Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Films: Kind of a big deal.

I was searching the internet for steelhead films with eats on top. Low and behold I found this little gem. Some sweet Steel action of fish rolling and diving for top water action! Time to plan a trip, wouldn't ya say... Schhwwinggg!

kind of a big deal from Ryan Peterson on Vimeo.
So to date I’ve spent about 20 days skating dry flies for summer-run steelhead on the North Umpqua River. In June of 2007 I rose one fish. That’s all the action I’ve had. For all my non-steelhead fishing friends, you should know that while this may sound like a masochistic endeavor, it isn’t. Or maybe it is… I don’t know. Anyway, there is something incredibly important hidden in a fishless day spent on the North Umpqua.   To raise a steelhead on a dry is one thing, but to get footage of it is kind of a big deal. Look closely at the seemingly blank swings in the last half. On three separate casts fish visibly dart to the fly and turn away without breaking the surface. If I hadn't had the vertical perspective, we never would have noticed. Getting to see this behavior provides no extra clue as to what the steelhead is thinking.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Films: Warriors and Quiet Waters

Warriors Find Solace in Fly Fishing (WQW Program Highlights) from eli weiner on Vimeo.

Check out warriorsandquietwaters.org They have a great program and it needs your attention. Their mission is to help reintegrate traumatically combat-injured U.S. veterans and active service members from recent wars into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing and other high quality therapeutic recreational mediums in southwest Montana. Help a new generation of traumatically injured combat veterans successfully reintegrates into society.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Films: Salmon Run

Salmon Run - Finnmark from Juuso Syrjä on Vimeo.
Normally salmon run means: "The salmon run is the time when salmon, which have migrated from the ocean, swim to the upper reaches of rivers where they spawn on gravel beds."
In Finnmark it means that fly fisher is running after the salmon for over 1 kilometer of rapids.

Fly fisher Jasper Pääkkönen had epic salmon run at Finnmark in August 2014 with #6 rod. By the time the camera went on it's obvious that the fisherman was more exhausted than the fish after a little swim and a 400 meter sprint in knee deep water - both of which there were more to come...

Music: "Love Is All" - The Tallest Man On Earth.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Films: Stripped Down, The Brown Trout Project

Stripped Down - The Brown Trout Project Trailer from JensenFlyFishing on Vimeo.

For the past 13 years, we've been filming brown trout. Engaging in some of the more interesting browns, we've learned an immense amount about brown trout, their behaviour, their tendencies, how they interact with their environment and what it takes to catch them consistently. We've literally spent an average of 150 to 175 days a year doing nothing else as we've fly fished the province of Alberta, Canada, the south island of New Zealand, and touched on a few waters of Montana in the USA. This film is a compilation of some of our favourite moments engaged with brown trout and highlites much of what we've learned along the way. PLEASE NOTE! This video is the trailer for our Video On Demand "Stripped Down: The Brown Trout Project" which is available now: vimeo.com/ondemand/browntrout

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Films: Arcticsilver

ARCTICSILVER IF4 2014 from ArcticSilver Innovation on Vimeo. We’re extremely pleased to announce that – among a select few, this film was chosen to be a part of the recent IF4 Tour in North America. The international Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) is the fastest growing fly fishing event globally and continues to realize significant market share gains within the North American marketplace. It is the only fly fishing film event south of the equator with events held in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. We’d like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the IF4 team, Fly Fusion Magazine (Chris Bird), and Vantage Point Media House (Nick Pujic) for making this possible. The film has been seen by thousands of people in North America and – among other places – it has played in New York, Atlanta, Denver, Santa Cruz, Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle. Thank you Harald Nylinder and Mikkel Poppelhøj, for beautifully conveying your magic moments in the Arctic realm – fly rod in hand. Harald Nylinder, you deserve lots of cred for playing your guitar and eminently singing your emotional song on the Greenland mid-summer tundra. Last but not least, a big thank you to CA, who did the filming and editing. // Please feel free to share the film with likeminded fly fishermen.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Films: Kast - Epic Swing

Kast: Epic Swing from KastGear on Vimeo.
The Kast Crew spent a couple of days swinging for Steelhead and Chinook in the Pacific Northwest and needless to say they found a few fish that wanted to play. Check Out Kast Website www.kastgear.com

Friday, October 10, 2014



Watch as trout season wanes their interests shift towards the salt and steelhead. New video from flats trip to Crooked Island is LIVE both on our VIMEO Channel and www.bloodknots.com. Head on over and check it out! Thanks Scientific Anglers R.L. Winston Rod Company Coalatree Organics and Crooked Island Lodge. Bonefishing and crusing the cayes around Crooked Island, Bahamas. Music: Goat: Dirabi Alt-j: Fitzpleasure Produced by Bloodknots Fly Fishing Thanks Scientific Anglers, R.L. Winston Fly Rod Company, Coalatree Organics and Crooked Island Lodge bloodknots.com

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Films: Northern Fly Fishing from Whip Fly Fishing

Northern Fly Fishing from Whip Fly Fishing on Vimeo.
Two young men travel north hoping to catch trout on a dry fly and a large northern pike on a flyrod. A short film about the preparation, execution and thrill of success in fly fishing. Starring the Whip Fly Fishing Team and Niklaus Bauer. for more pictures and insight go to facebook.com/whipflyfishing

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Films, GEOBASS: Papua New Guinea

The season 1 finale is out! Thank you @costasunglasses B.A.S.S. , all of our sponsors, and especially all the fans for your support. Y'all changed my life! See ya next year for season 2. #geobass #seewhatsoutthere #3rdworldhoodratstuff TAKE OFF This trip is to Papua New Guinea & it is insane, it has us traveling halfway around the world for a fish called a PNG Black Bass. Not much is known about this fish and the thoughts of getting our butts kicked by one of the strongest freshwater fish on the planet has us staying up at night considering if it's even possible on fly. Passport (check), heavy duty rods/reels (check), lines (check), cameras (check), what more do we need? All packed and getting ready for the long 15hr haul across the Pacific where we hope to find some legendary Bass!! Aw we landed and we're definitely not in the States anymore. The time change is making us all a bit delirious and getting a good night sleep tonight is not going to happen. The island of Papua New Guinea lies in the southwestern Pacific Ocean just north of Australia, making it a tough place to get to, but still doable if your willing to put up with multiple connections. From Port Moresby and hooked up with Sport Fishing PNG who we lined up a wild exploratory trip deep into the jungles with. Really not sure what to expect but know that the river we are traveling to will take 8 hrs on dusty pothole covered roads, sitting in the back of a giant supply truck hauling us, our gear, boat fuel and supplies. After that we will have another 90k to go up a large river system where we will set up a base camp and fish the remote stretches of river. Looks like we might be in for some rainy conditions which hopefully won't interfere with the river flows and water clarity too bad. Tomorrow our overland trip begins and we will be hitting the road at Zero dark:30 for destinations unknown in the land of the monster Black Bass!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Films: flySOLO 5 "Two Worlds"

There are two segments to this film. First is the Aluminé River. Second is Tromen Lake. Both in Northern Patagonia. Neuquen province, Argentina. Check out Pablo Saracco films http://vimeo.com/user19287865/videos, Good Stuff!
flySOLO series 05: "Dos Mundos" - "Two Worlds" from Pablo Saracco on Vimeo.

Un río y un lago. Dos mundos distintos. En uno el que se mueve es el agua, en el otro el pez. Aunque a veces se parecen mucho. 
A river and a lake. Two different worlds. In one of them what moves is the water, in the other just fish moves. But sometimes they seem to be preety much the same thing.