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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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Films: In Our Time

Make sure to adjust the settings to 1080 HD and enjoy. We're fortunate to enjoy 3 months fly fishing the South Island of New Zealand each year. On each trip, our time, we're completely engaged in the fly fishing, the landscape, the birds, beech forests, tussock lands... and we simply lose ourselves during that time. Of course, the fly fishing is spectacular - both easy as and tough as, but that's how it goes. In Our Time is in reference to not only what we do, but how the New Zealand trout go about their business of feeding - they'll get there they say 'In Our Time". Each scene of this short video represents the end game of a lot of planning of where & when to fish, getting the right camera position, tramping 1km or 10 hours, and enjoying our time. Of course, if you are fortunate enough to spend that amount of concentrated, communicative time with your spouse and understand that kind of commitment, this video also represents a lot of intense quality time together. And that's us, Dave & Amelia Jensen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Did you see Mid Current? Read the part about the “Dirty Politician”

“Dirty Politician”

by Kurt Finlayson 
Posted http://midcurrent.com/flies/dirty-politician/
Dirty Politician Fly
watercolor by Jane Finlayson
Anglers around the country are encountering new attacks on their current rights to access water. Utah is no exception and is currently in the middle of a heated political and legal battle. In 2009, the Utah legislature proposed a bill that would effectively take away rights granted in the Utah Constitution for the public to “recreate on the waters of Utah.”  I have never been much of a political activist, however this threat to our fishing rights motivated me to action.
My nine-year-old daughter was beginning to show an affection for fly fishing and an interest in stream access. I decided to talk to our state legislator, and her cute smile wouldn’t harm our cause. We met with our senator and I asked him his position on the bill.  He dodged around the issue. After giving me a noncommittal answer, he turned to my daughter and asked if she had any questions.
She said, “Why do you want to take away our right to fish in the river?”  She cut right to the point and put him on the spot. It was awesome!
He took a deep breath, looked her in the eye, and said, “I would never do that.”
It was a great experience and my daughter and I were thrilled with our political accomplishment.
Around that same time, I was putting the final touches on my new competition fly pattern that had been fishing very well. It’s a tungsten bead nymph, tied on a jig hook with a CDC collar. The body is sow scud and it has hot spots fore and aft. It quickly became a favorite with my Fly Fishing Team USA colleagues, earning high praise at the National Championships. The only problem was that the fly lacked a name.
Dirty Politician Fly
The “Dirty Politician”
A few days after meeting with our senator, the legislature voted to pass the bill that would take away Utah’s constitutional right to access the waters of Utah. I checked the voting record and found that our senator had voted for the bill.
I was stunned. The next morning I told my daughter and she looked to me for answers.  I was speechless. All I could think of was how that dirty SOB looked right at her and lied. That dirty politician, how could he….
But while my daughter and I lost faith in our political system and politicians who promise access to our rivers, I found a name for my new fly: the Dirty Politician.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Films: GEOBASS Botswana

And now for your Friday Feature Film, GEOBASS Botswana. Follow the MOTIV Gents again as the head to Africa to find Emerald Fire Bass and Golden Bass while risking life and limb to get there and do so.
#GEOBASS is a new award-winning epic adventure series following four expedition anglers on an around the world ultimate bass slam journey. In Episode 5, multiple hippo attacks and elephant roadblocks can’t stop the crew on a far-flung trip seeking emerald fire bass, African tigerfish and the giant golden bass of Botswana. Extreme temperature swings affect the bite, but an improvised fly made from hair weave material prevails.