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30 Jan

Spring Creek Icon…

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Author and Angler Mike Lawson

I'm extremely excited to announce that legendary spring creek angler and author, Mike Lawson has agreed to take part in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout.  Icons need no introductions and Mike is no exception, but if you've been living under a rock like a's his bio.  Mike has agreed to take me under his expert tutalege and teach me some secrets to spring creek angling success.  Mike is the author of the most comprehensive and definitive work about fishing spring creeks. Simply titled "Spring Creeks" it represents a lifetime's worth of knowledge dedicated to fly fishing spring creeks that took Lawson 12 years to produce.  Mike Lawson is what I classify as a  "serious get for the film" and I honored that he will take time out of a busy schedule to take part in the film. “Up to now I’ve never found any fly fishing situation I didn’t like or enjoy but fishing for trout on spring creeks is the pinnacle of it all. I’m very honored and excited at being invited to be a part of a film about fishing for trout on spring creeks. I am thrilled to help provide some insights to all who desire to learn more about this pleasant pursuit.”  says Lawson. Mike and I will shoot this coming season on his homewaters the venerable Henry's Fork. More Later T>
27 Jan

“Anything for Trout”

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Photo Mike Hari

That's exactly what Vincent Joseph of Model Stranger replied to me when I asked them if they would like to be featured on the soundtrack for Spring Creek: Ranchers Anglers, Water and Trout.  "Just because we don't get trout here in Chicago, doesn't mean the rest of the world should be neglected of this fine specimen" Joseph went on to say. Model Stranger is high energy mid west indie rock band from the Windy City.  Dubbed "rock and roll" classicists, Model Stranger's  brand new release "Dreams and Bones" is being spun on WXRT and Q101 Chi Town's finest rock/alternative radio stations.  I know this because my good friend Chris "MW" Schneider is brothers with one of the guys in the band and he says that its so. Although, come to think of it, Chris doesn't seem to have the same last name as anyone from the band... so I'm a little suspect? Whatever "Dreams and Bones" is in my truck CD player and the generous mid west alt rockers have agreed to let me use "Eyes Half Open" in the film, so I'm stoked. Check out Model Stranger's newest video for "Where Do We Go From Here?"   Mid West Block Party's........ are out of control man! More Later T>
The list of great artists lending their music to the Spring Creek: Ranchers, Water and Trout continues to grow.  A Kelowna father and son, fly fishing folk duo, Andrew and Zachari Smith are the latest to add their music to the soundtrack. I caught their most recent Kelowna concert at the Bike Shop Cafe and where they talked about fishing by day and gigging by night during their latest west coast concert tour. They even admitted to planning tours by looking at rivers and just deciding to play where ever there's good angling opportunities. My kind of musicians.  Andrew and Zachari's new album "travellin" is set to drop on Valentine's day and get this..... they're pressing it on vinyl as well as cd!  Andrew Smith is no stranger to documentary film scoring. His "tap" style of playing lends itself to film. Check out "Africa Tap" from the film "an Orphan's Dream" below. I'll have more on the duo's involvement in the film later, More Later T>

Photo Courtesy: Montana Sporting Journal

 When I'm locked in old man winter's icy grip, the only thing that can prevent a murderous case of  the shack nasties, is a good read. And, while slobbering drool and various bodily fluids all over glossy magazines is nothing new for me, escaping the "winter blues" with a great fly fishing magazine article, has become a time honored tradition. During this winter's research for Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout, I discovered a great read in the  2010 Fall/Winter issue of Montana Sporting Journal, Big Sky Country's premier Hunting and Fishing magazine Penned by MSJ's own Will Jordan, author of Flyfisher's Guide to Arizona ,  "A Montana Spring Creek Tour" provides an intimate look "at some of the state's top spring creek fisheries".  A topic right up my creek, so to speak. Of course I contacted Will and MSJ right away and I'm happy to announce they've agreed to take part in the film.

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