This is the trailer for my latest 'pay per view' movie that is available for purchase or rent from VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/insightchasingthemagic Insight - Chasing the Magic, is a follow-up...view moreThis is the trailer for my latest 'pay per view' movie that is available for purchase or rent from VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/insightchasingthemagic Insight - Chasing the Magic, is a follow-up to my last movie: Insight - The Trophy Quest. This project was inspired by a commonly asked question - would the huge trout from the last big mouse season still be there, and if so, could we find and catch them? I set aside three days with three different anglers to document the happenings on film (succeed or fail) and put our findings on a feature film to put the question to rest, once and for all. Join myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and fellow guides, Hans Kreuer, Hannah Clement and Tom Hodge, as we fly fish a location that we felt would give us the best chance of success on hopefully, the biggest brown trout possible. It was an at times challenging journey, with some eye-popping findings... Shot in stunning 4K and featuring some incredible country and skilled passionate anglers, Chasing the Magic will deliver much to please any angler from anywhere in the world. Enjoy!
Ready for a little end of summer family rafting stoke? Here ya go! We take our new Watermaster Bruin out for a spin with the whole family. One of the reasons I got this raft was it's flexibility on setup....view moreReady for a little end of summer family rafting stoke? Here ya go! We take our new Watermaster Bruin out for a spin with the whole family. One of the reasons I got this raft was it's flexibility on setup. The bench seat gives you just a bit more room for two kids or even a kid and adult up front. The Bruin was designed for 2 people but as you can see, it can handle a few more! When we want to go back to dedicated fishing, raft we swap out the bench for the angler seat.
We suppose to be in Mongolia but because of COVID-shitty situation we menaged only to get to north Lapland. Trip with no big expectations. Our target were graylings bit it turned out to really fun adventure...view moreWe suppose to be in Mongolia but because of COVID-shitty situation we menaged only to get to north Lapland. Trip with no big expectations. Our target were graylings bit it turned out to really fun adventure with few BIG surprises! Cold time, but nowadays memories warm our thoughts. Real Grayling Land.
Conversation with Francisco Calvanese. 1) How was Mañihuales Lodge born? Mañihuales Eco Lodge was born from a series of events that began around 2013, when the former owners of a land close to the Mañihuales river, in the middle of the Chilean Patagonia, de... View More
1) What fishing alternatives does Lago Rosario Lodge offer? Given the location of Lago Rosario Lodge, our area of influence goes from Los Alerces National Park to the Corcovado River area. Preferably we try not to drive more than 1 hour, but sometimes when th... View More
If you haven’t caught Bass on a fly rod yet, then you are missing out! Bass put up a hell of a fight on all tackle but catching them on a fly rod is the ultimate experience. Most fly fishing anglers take up trout fishing first, but Bass fishing is just as good. It ca... View More
Getting started with fly fishing can be quite challenging, but once you get the hang of it, the fun is endless! When I first started fly fishing, my older brother taught me a bunch of the ins and outs. These tips and tricks made my life a whole lot easier, and I was ... View More
FD: What kind of fishing scenarios can we find on The Route?
ROSC is based on fishing small trout rivers. We have the chance of fishing a total of 6 creeks in a range of 150/200km of our location. These creeks have all kinds of structures: some of them are stony... View More
The Saint Joe River, located in the Idaho Panhandle St. Joe National Forest is a 140 mile long protected river system and is claimed to be one of the highest navigable rivers in the world with a mouth...view moreThe Saint Joe River, located in the Idaho Panhandle St. Joe National Forest is a 140 mile long protected river system and is claimed to be one of the highest navigable rivers in the world with a mouth elevation of just over 2,000 feet. The upper reaches are loaded with native Westslope Cutthroat Trout and is a protected fishery, catch and release only. I taught my stepson Koby how to fly fish as a teen, and now in his twenties we regularly fish together and make the trip to the Saint Joe River every year - I am thrilled to see how he has grown in the sport and especially when he makes the perfect cast to a rising fish. I tried to capture this special place in this short fly fishing film and the exhilaration of what it is like to see him hook up with one of these special residents. https://youtu.be/kgbQGZ-IGtI
A couple of spots have now opened up at Big River Camps for the 2021 Angling Season! Contact Judy at (709) 639-4542 or via email: email@example.com for further information. If you have a passion for Fly Fishing ... let us fly you into this remote and truly pr... View More
On a winter day in January, fly fishing guide Sebastion Stewart from Fernie, British Columbia fly fished with me on the flats of Tampa Bay. Even with gusting winds and mostly cloudy skies, he enjoyed a...view moreOn a winter day in January, fly fishing guide Sebastion Stewart from Fernie, British Columbia fly fished with me on the flats of Tampa Bay. Even with gusting winds and mostly cloudy skies, he enjoyed a full day of spectacular sight-fishing Redfish of all sizes, many looking to be near the mid-30’s range. Luckily, we both had and used the same Smith Optics Amber Lens color for these cloudy days, giving us a much better advantage when sight-fishing a challenging, cloudier day. Saltwater Fly Fishing Tips from Captain Russ. When fishing very shallow water flats, it’s important to have the necessary skill levels of accuracy and distance with your casts. Most fish will eat if the fly is presented naturally, with the right feeding angle and correct fly movement. Judging the fly placement on your cast and allowing for refraction and fly sink rate is also very important, depending on the particular species, but especially spooky Redfish. Dealing with wind is something every angler, especially fly fishermen, will need to adapt to. And that old saying, “The wind is your friend,” is very true. I find spooky fish will respond much better when there is some kind of ripple or top-water wind movement on the water. Regarding your casting, the best advice I can give you is: 1) Learn how to throw the tightest loop possible. 2) After you’ve been successful throwing that tight loop consistently, commit your tight loop casting to muscle memory. 3) When you can throw that tight loop on every cast, then, and only then, learn to double haul. Practice it the same way, repeating until you can successfully load the rod, load more line on every cast, using the double-haul for tighter loops, more line speed and eventually more distance. This is saltwater folks, and the fish don’t like to hang near you or near the boat. Also, to assist your success in this environment, polarized sunglasses are probably the single-most-important sight-fishing item needed. Personally, and after all these years, I use Smith Optics Ignitor Lens for normal skies, and their Amber Lens for cloudy, low-light conditions. Capt. Russ Shirley Salty Fly Charters St. Petersburg, Florida Website: www.captruss.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 727-459-3896
Fishing alone and fishing with friends are often opposites of each other. On one hand you get to share experiences of fly fishing with other people ... but then you also have to share your favorite hole...view moreFishing alone and fishing with friends are often opposites of each other. On one hand you get to share experiences of fly fishing with other people ... but then you also have to share your favorite hole with them too. Fishing alone is great because it's just you, you get to do what you want when you want, even if it means you get off the water a couple hours after dark. But sharing experiences after the fact is always bland in comparison to experiencing it together in person. Ying and Yang. This film is a reflection on fishing and filming alone.