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20 Oct

Patagonia Wader Shoot

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Waiting for a Raincheck.........

Pete Caron and I ventured down into the canyon yesterday to shoot some raw footage for Patagonia of their new 2013 Rio Gallegos Waders featuring SST (single seam) Technology. Unfortunately the heavy rain never let up and we were unable to shoot.  Our SST jackets kept us dry but the intricate shots planned for the shoot required some dryer weather.
20 Oct

THAI ONE ON

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MFC's QC Manager Kris Keller gets a steal of a deal on Khao San road in Bangkok. For $6 Keller gets a fake F3T hat, on Khao San road counterfeit is king. From the upcoming 2013 F3T Film "Thai One On" About THAI ONE ON Deep in the pristine jungle of northern Thailand lies the River of Reflection. Named for it's crystal clear water, the river is home to the legendary Mahseer. A species first prized by British anglers in the days of the Raj for its phenomenal fight. Filmmaker Travis Lowe follows three anglers as they work with local Karen villagers to protect the entire 60km length of the river. Hoping to open up the River of Reflection as a world class destination fishery. And in the process, help bring desperately needed money to the cash starved Karen villagers. A feat that may require a witch doctor, a spirit curse and quite possibly the introduction of some sort of fish aquaculture. But every Thai odyssey begins and ends in Bangkok, the City of Life. And like Adam Trina says "the 'Kok's a cruel mistress and if you don't treat her right, you're in for a big surprise when you lift up that skirt". Thai One On is coming in 2013 to F3T. A Cinema Digital Production and a Travis Lowe film.
Haven't had time to sleep and won't until about mid December. Busy  finishing THAI ONE ON for the upcoming 2013 F3T Film Festival. Got some great news today, not really news but an official announcement. Patagonia has signed on to be one of the primary sponsors for THAI ONE ON. I've been working closely with Patagonia for a couple of years now since starting initial shooting for SPRING CREEK: RANCHERS, ANGLERS, WATER AND TROUT. Everyone from Yvon Chouinard down has been extremely helpful and supportive of my projects. There is no better company to work with then Patagonia. Patagonia is pleased to be involved with Cinema Digital Productions and Travis Lowe projects as a primary sponsor. Travis is a superb film maker who has an uncanny ability to entertain his audience in a rich and educational way. His deep concern for protecting the environment and his ability to bring these important issues to light is a critical component to his craft and Patagonia’s commitment to supporting his films. Bart Bonime Director of Fishing Patagonia About Patagonia Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California, is a leading designer of core outdoor, fish and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. With sales last year of $540M, the company is noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $47.5M in cash and in-kind donations to date. Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. Committed to making its products landfill-free, the company’s entire product line is recyclable thorough its Common Threads Initiative. The company also advocates corporate transparency through its interactive website, The Footprint Chronicles, which outlines the environmental and social footprint of individual products. Patagonia was featured as The Coolest Company on the Planet on Fortune Magazine’s April 2007 cover.   About THAI ONE ON Deep in the pristine jungle of northern Thailand lies the River of Reflection. Named for it's crystal clear water, the river is home to the legendary Mahseer. A species first prized by British anglers in the days of the Raj for its phenomenal fight. Filmmaker Travis Lowe follows three anglers from Montana Fly Company as they work with local Karen villagers to protect the entire 60km length of the river. Hoping to open up the River of Reflection as a world class destination fishery. And in the process, help bring desperately needed money to the cash starved Karen villagers. A feat that may require a witch doctor, a spirit curse and quite possibly the introduction of some sort of fish aquaculture. But every Thai odyssey begins and ends in Bangkok, the City of Life. And like Adam Trina says "the 'Kok's a cruel mistress and if you don't treat her right, you're in for a big surprise when you lift up that skirt". Currently in production, Thai One On is coming in 2013 to F3T. Provided we make it out of Bangkok alive. A Cinema Digital Production and a Travis Lowe film.
3 Oct

MORE BRL

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Waiting for the Pull

2 Oct

Bulkley River Lodge

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Whitey Evans surveys the Canyon

Thanks again to the whole crew at Bulkley River Lodge . " Whitey" Evans and all of his staff. Chef Dave and the guides, Kevin Kish, Pat Beahen, Tommy Thomsom and of course Craig.
2 Oct

Bulkley River Lodge

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Bart and Bulkley River Hen

Real quick thanks to everyone at the Bulkley River Lodge and especially the Patagonia folks, CEO  Casey Sheahan,  Director of Fishing Bart Bonime and Fishing Sales Manager Mark Harbaugh. There simply is no other company like them. Always a pleasure to work for them.