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Got some pretty bad news from Canon Canada just the other day. Seems my 7D is toast. Canon had claimed the 7D as one of it's most weatherproof cameras, but I proved them wrong. Unfortunately the 7D absorbed a little water on a shoot in June at the Circle 3 Spring Creek with my friends Bill Kemph and Winston's David Ondaatje. David has just finished landing a toad of a rainbow from the upper section of Circle 3. Bill and David had just spent some time ensuring the fish was revived in the net. I put the 7D down in the grass and left it rolling as I grabbed the Go Pro HD underwater camera to shoot the release. Well you can see the rest in the video below. Accidents happen and I guess you're not making a fly fishing film unless your getting a camera or two wet! As a result I am scrambling right now to replace the 7D and shooting for the film is on hiatus until I do.  I have already had to cancel some shoots for the film (sorry Brian Bennett!) and I will probably loose this summer for shooting which will of course delay the release of the film.  It's all very depressing, not to mention costly. So I am going fishing tomorrow, although mostly I will be collecting pop cans, empties along the river for the 7D fund! If anyone has a 7D laying around for cheap, be sure to hit me up! More Later T>
21 Jul

Spring Creek Aerial Tour

Author: Travis 0 comments
Summer evening flight over McCoy Spring Creeks, shot in back in June. Thanks to Dennis over at Dillon Air Service and of course Clif Inge! More Later T>  
9 Jul

7 > Diamond Ranch

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I was lucky enough to spend yesterday afternoon fishing at the incredible 7 > Diamond Ranch outside of Merritt, BC.  Not only that, but I was able to get out on the water with my wife  Jessica Samuels and enjoy a great day on Batstone Lake. Jess caught her fish right away and then moved on to drinking a bottle of wine, until I got her to grab the GO PRO cam for this beauty. Check out the clip from 7 > Diamond below as well. Thanks to Jim and Heather O' Connor for hosting us! More Later T>