"...all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Crafting Cane: Bamboo Fly Rod Builder - Don Andersen



Troutfodder video on Youtube - Crafting Cane: Bamboo Fly Rod Builder - Don Andersen

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWg4rYZ32eZl3BLsDVC60Eg 
https://youtu.be/BYfeeyYaXgY

Once described by Izaak Walton as "The Contemplative Man's Recreation", fly fishing is steeped in history. With its North American roots planted firmly in the back woods of Maine, New England, and the Catskill Mountains of New York, and intertwined with early American archetypes like Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Gordon, and Hiram Leonard, traditional fly fishing and cane rod building represent a time when communion with nature was considered an elixir for the maladies of early industrialization. It is this philosophy of connectedness to the natural world that forms the cornerstone of building bamboo fly rods today.

Crafting Cane is a short documentary profiling local fly rod builder Don Andersen as he transforms raw bamboo into split cane fly rods. Using a measured mix of modern know-how and traditional techniques, Don creates fly rods that are not only fully functional works of art, but also an expression of the underlying philosophy behind the craft.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Top Coast Media on Vimeo - The Plunge




Top Coast Media on Vimeo - The Plunge

https://vimeo.com/136465020 
https://vimeo.com/user41148278

Backpacking and fly fishing southern Colorado.

Atli Dagur Ólafsson on Vimeo - Fly Fishing Langá River in Iceland



Atli Dagur Ólafsson on Vimeo - Fly Fishing Langá River in Iceland


A short clip from my fly fishing trip to Langá á Mýrum in Iceland. We fished for three days and this is only a part of the experience. 

Shot on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver camera.

Music:
Of Monsters and Men - Crystals
ofmonstersandmen.com/

wtpa.se on Vimeo - Flyfishing in Hällån/Blankan



wtpa.se on Vimeo - Flyfishing in Hällån/Blankan

 https://vimeo.com/136492759
 https://vimeo.com/user40981653

A few days of fishing and hiking in Jämtland, Sweden.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

André Pedersen on Vimeo - Aotearoa Trout



André Pedersen on Vimeo - Aotearoa Trout


Like the migration of the Arctic Tern, 3 norwegian trout-bums went from the one corner of the earth, to the other in search of the perfect trout. What we found while walking the most beautiful rivers one can imagine, was that there is not "the one perfect trout". There is a lot of them.
New Zealand trout fishing can not be properly described and understood- displayed on a tape, so this is just a movie about our trip, and is not even close to describing the beauty of it all.

Wild Trout Productions on Vimeo - Haunted by Waters



Wild Trout Productions on Vimeo -  Haunted by Waters


Mid-August 2014 led me on an Alaskan adventure i wont soon forget. From the thriving washboards of the Lower Kenai for big Dolly Varden and Rainbows to a coastal stream full of huge anadromous Cohos; this trip was full of long hikes, cold rainy days, and big salmonids.

Song: Message to the Bears - Daylight Goodbye

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Friday, 14 August 2015