This morning I spoke with Gord Ellis about my new film "Finding Fontinalis" on CBC Radio in Thunder Bay. I met Gord two years ago in Nipigon a sleep little hamlet outside of Thunder Bay. Gord is an outdoor journalist who also guides sometimes on the Nipigon River, where over 100 years ago JW Cook caught his 14.5lb world record brook trout.
It's been 3 years since I released "Thai One On". Now for 2016 we are getting ready to unleash a special "festival" cut of my new film "Finding Fontinalis" for the 2016 Costa Fly Fishing Film Tour. Stay tuned for more. Big thanks to the film's sponsors, first of all Patagonia, Costa, Yeti as well as Sage and Rio. This film could not have been made with out the support from Agustin Fox and everyone at Las Pampas Lodge. Of course it never would have even got started without Yellow Dog photographer Bryan Gregson. Last but not least executive producer Bart Bonime, Director of Fish at Patagonia. Without Bart's tireless work this film would never have been achieved.
Truth be told.... I kinda forgot about this film. Adam Trina and I had originally planned on expanding the movie into more of a feature length film. We were going to return to Thailand to see how the Mae Ngao had faired in terms of conservation zones and Mahseer numbers. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions and MFC's business took off and my new film project "Finding Fontinalis" has taken up the last two years of my life. So with the chances of following up this project being pretty slim, I decided that the film should see the light day. Thai One On only toured with the 2013 F3T and if you didn't see it there your in for a treat. So sit back grab a PBR or 3 and enjoy. It's a great ride and an even better story. Big thanks to the guys at MFC for this one. Adam, KK and The Champ. And of course James Anderson and C Whisky,