Archive for February, 2011
I got a call from the front desk at my work place Tuesday, to let me know a package had arrived for me. I was at the front desk before the recetionist had hung up the phone on me. I knew that a box of beautiful hand made Fisknat landing nets had arrived for me from Tacoma, Washington and I was anxious to get my hands on them. Fisknat's are incredible. So much so that I have installed a bit of temporary art installation of Fisknat in front room of my house. Feel free to swing by and check out the nets anytime, make it quick though as I don't think I will be allowed to leave the "installation" up much longer. Those of you with spouse's will know exactly what I am talking about. Thanks to Bob Nelson and Fisknat in Washington for supporting the Spring Creek project and becoming a sponsor. Look for Fisknat landing nets in the film. More Later T>
Emerald Water Anglers owner, head guide and Skate the Fly TV co-host, Dave McCoy is rolling some "B" camera footage from his Canon 5D Mark II for Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. McCoy's at Hot Creek Ranch over the next few days and sent me these RAW shots. Hot Creek is an amazing spring creek fishery, winding through 300 acres of grounds that comprise the Hot Creek Ranch, located in the eastern sierra of California. 11 springs that feed Hot Creek maintain consistent temperature and ensure optimum conditions for trout growth. Here's Dave's dispatch from Cali: "Here are a couple of non adjusted shots. Julie Rainville in the one image shot right before dusk, FREEZING ASS COLD!! I would fall in Rocky Ford again any day...We will shoot the video at sunrise here on Tuesday, I better get paid for this shit too Lowe! Big thanks to Dave for helping out Spring Creek. Check the film to see if McCoy's footage makes the grade or the cutting room floor! More Later T>
Patagonia is known world wide for their commitment to the environment hence their "Committed to the Cause" ethos , so I'm extremely honored to announce that Patagonia has become the latest sponsor for Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. Patagonia is one of the very few fly fishing companies that "talks the talk and walks the walk" when it comes to conservation. You don't have to look any further than "1% For the Planet" to realize this. "Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. We've awarded over $40 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. In 2002, founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, created a non-profit corporation to encourage other businesses to do the same." Patagonia is launching a new 60 piece fly fishing collection for Spring 2011, including the new Rio Gallegos wader, the Gunnison Gorge wading pant, Stealth hip and chest packs and the Rock Grip boot. See the post below for more info!
I'd like to thank all the people at Patagonia who have showed their support for the Spring Creek project, starting with Ross Mailloux, Bill Klyn, Brian Bennett and Bart Bonime. I look forward to working with all of you during the project. I encourage all anglers, next time you buy a piece for fly fishing gear ask "what exactly is this company doing to help the environment". I think you will be surprised by the answer. I know I was.