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Steve Rodgers

The Spring Creek soundtrack received some great news the other day, Steve Rodgers has agreed to donate "Clouds"  from his debut EP "Steve Rodgers". Steve is fast becoming one of the most in-demand underground international artistes of the time, with his self-released EP being already snapped up by thousands of fans on his MySpace forum. With an eclectic sound which has been likened to Jeff Buckley, Scott Mathews, Ray Lamontagne. Steve and I met two summers ago when he played a benefit concert for a local charity. If you're wondering about Steve's musical pedigree, I'll just say this..... talent runs in the family in a BIG way. In the rock world, his father is referred to simply as "The Voice" More Later, T>

Doug Lowe and his trademark Red Ball waders at Nelson's Spring Creek

The first time I fished a spring creek, was with my father. My father was not an avid angler. But from the time I was a toddler until  he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, we spent a lot of our time together on rivers. I would love to say that I inherited my passion for fly fishing from my father or that he introduced me to the magic of spring creek angling. But the truth is, the only reason I think my father fly fished at all, was because I did. For him, the appeal wasn't in the chance to land a trophy or the enjoyment of the environs where wild trout are found. No, for my father, it was something bigger than the catch, something more elusive than trout and something more rewarding than angling itself. It was time spent with his son. My father loved me dearly and despite our differences later in life, I loved my father. My father's battle with cancer ended this morning. He passed away quietly in his sleep at Hopsice House. Thank you to everyone for their care and support during this trying time.  

 My father was, still is and will always be my hero.   

 I love you Pop, so long and thanks for all the fish.   


Doug Lowe   


30 years ago, Mark Angelo organized a few friends to float the Thompson River and clean up garbage. That was the genesis of BC Rivers Day, a day that celebrates our rivers and the need for their conservation. 6 years ago after the UN's International Year of Freshwater, BC Rivers Day went global becoming World Rivers Day. An event celebrated in over 60 countries by millions of people. For his work Mark Angelo has been honoured with the Order of BC, the Order of Canada and the United Nations Stewardship Award. He is a tireless river conservationist, an avid spring creek angler and an inspiration. 
16 Nov

Soundtrack News….SOTS!

Author: Travis 0 comments
One thing I have learned in 20 years in the Canadian Film and Television industry is that sound is absolutely critical to the visual image. A picture may tell a thousand words but add audio and that picture will transcend to emotion. So I'm totally stoked to announce that Kansas based Spirit of the Stairs, has agreed to become part of the Spring Creek film soundtrack. I first became aware SOTS a year ago when I stumbled on their video for doq,doq,doq on the front page of Vimeo. After watching the video 10 times in a row (a great production in it's own right)  I was a die hard fan. The sonic range these guys manage to master is sick!  Twin guitarists ( Explorers no less!) and dual drummers. What's not to love? My wife dragged me kicking and screaming to a Jay Z concert a while back, Jay Z had two fantastic drummers and they filled the arena like John Bonham. Ever since then I've been sold on the dual drummer idea.  If you want your bottom end to sound like Zepplin, you need two drummers! When I approached the band with the idea for the soundtrack they were enthusastic, Torin Rodd of SOTS said "This appears to be right up our alley.  We have also been wanting to get in to soundtracks because we feel the same way you do about the silent narrative that speaks through our wordless songs."  So, crank it to 11, D-load the vid and listen to the boys from Kansas absolutely "KILL IT"  on doq,doq, doq. More Later T>