Fly Fishing – Normally I wouldn’t find myself doing much traveling to film fish during the hot summer months, especially in August. But the summer of 2015 I made some plans to go find cooler water. I was invited back to one of my favorite places on earth, to meet a couple of friends capturing the hopper hatch together in full swing. The smoke was thick from summer wildfires in the Rockies, and the conditions were tough to film in. But the fish were ready and eager to take a fly each time I set up my position with the camera, and the anglers were successful most every cast. Spring creeks are an angler’s (and camera operator’s) dream… if you have the patience. These two friends had a blast fishing the Spring Creek magic. It was certainly one of the highlights of my summer! When life offers you the chance to go outside, have some fun and enjoy the river with a friend, you better do it! I was lucky enough to capture it on film. Hope you enjoy this fun, fly fishing adventure!
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Well this isn’t a bass fishing VLOG but I think you will still enjoy it! In this episode I connect with James from Schultz Outfitters and head to the Huron river in Ypsilanti, MI in search of GIANT carp! After about 7 hours of searching, finding, casting and not catching I finally hook up with my PB carp! (if that’s even a thing lol) I never thought fishing for carp could be so fun!
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Fly Fishing & Hiking Adventure in The Blue Ridge Mountain Forest
As we come to the end of 2016, I am traveling to the Blue Ridge Mountains of New York to go on a fly fishing adventure for the steelhead trout. I have never caught this fish before, and my previous fishing trip for this elusive trout didn’t work out. These blue ridge mountains get their name from the constant mist that fills the air above the rivers and streams that run through the forest. With waders and boots, we went hiking through the forest that was filled with wildlife like deer and birds. The temperate climate allowed for beautiful green mosses and ferns to grow amongst the colorful falling leaves from the many species of trees leading up to the river. When we finally reached the river, it was full of round rocks that tumbled the clear water through creek bends and waterfalls. Fishing down the river, we eventually ended up next to a rocky cliff where the river had carved out a nice pool where the trout could live. Crossing the river in spots felt dangerous with the cold water and all the heavy camera equipment I was carrying. Fly fishing with small eggs and zonkers, we hooked up on only a few steelhead trout that broke the light fishing line that we were using for the clear water. Exhausted, cold, and out of flies to fish with, we made our way back up the mountain where I ran into a fellow fishing freak that was a fan of the my fishing videos. It lifted my spirits back up and gave me the confidence to post this fishing video, even though I didn’t catch anything for the second time. Learning how to master fly fishing is a fishing challenge in itself, but add in the smart fish like the trout and cold climate and it becomes an extreme fishing challenge for a Texan like me. It was still an amazing day and fishing adventure with some of the most beautiful displays or nature and wildlife I have ever scene. Hiking through the forest alone was worth the trip.
In our previous videos, we’ve talked a lot about specific casting techniques, some of which are quite advanced, but we’ve never gone over the basic cast. In this installment of our ongoing series—featuring a cool new opening montage by director/editor Eric Weisledder—I run through the three keys to making good casts with a fly rod: smooth acceleration, stopping the rod, and keeping the rod tip tracking in a straight line.