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This morning I spoke with Gord Ellis about my new film "Finding Fontinalis" on CBC Radio in Thunder Bay. I met Gord two years ago in Nipigon a sleep little hamlet outside of Thunder Bay. Gord is an outdoor journalist who also guides sometimes on the Nipigon River, where over 100 years ago JW Cook caught his 14.5lb world record brook trout.
It's been 3 years since I released "Thai One On". Now for 2016 we are getting ready to unleash a special "festival" cut of my new film "Finding Fontinalis" for the 2016 Costa Fly Fishing Film Tour. Stay tuned for more. Big thanks to the film's sponsors, first of all Patagonia, Costa, Yeti as well as Sage and Rio. This film could not have been made with out the support from Agustin Fox and everyone at Las Pampas Lodge. Of course it never would have even got started without Yellow Dog photographer Bryan Gregson. Last but not least executive producer Bart Bonime, Director of Fish at Patagonia. Without Bart's tireless work this film would never have been achieved.
Truth be told.... I kinda forgot about this film. Adam Trina and I had originally planned on expanding the movie into more of a feature length film. We were going to return to Thailand to see how the Mae Ngao had faired in terms of conservation zones and Mahseer numbers. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions and MFC's business took off and my new film project "Finding Fontinalis" has taken up the last two years of my life. So with the chances of following up this project being pretty slim, I decided that the film should see the light day. Thai One On only toured with the 2013 F3T and if you didn't see it there your in for a treat. So sit back grab a PBR or 3 and enjoy. It's a great ride and an even better story. Big thanks to the guys at MFC for this one. Adam, KK and The Champ. And of course James Anderson and C Whisky,
RL Winston Rod's owner David Ondaatje recently asked me to become part of the Pro Staff team! I'm flattered to be associated with Winston, a phenomenal company with a storied tradition in fly rod desgin. Incidentally David and RL Winston Rods were one of the first companies to get behind my filmmaking and sponsor my work. Thank you David! Check out a new Demo Reel that I just cut for my Winston Rod Pro Staff Bio page.
The BIGGEST and the ONLY flyfishing party in Kelowna, goes Friday night May 2nd at the Laurel Packinghouse. Doors open at 5pm and the films will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit Trout Unlimited's Okanagan Chapter. This year the show is brought to you by BIG SURF BEER Tickets are going fast and are available at Trout Waters (cash only please) online and at the door. There will be plenty of room in the new venue, we'll have theatre style seating and round table seating for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere. Again tons of prizes and great raffles. This years Door Prize is a trip to Ruddock's ranch. 3 nights camping, 4 days fishing for 4 people. A value of $1500. Also you will have a chance to win a guided trip for 2 with Trout Waters to 7 Half Diamond Ranch. And the Canadian Sweepstakes Prize is a trip for 2 at the Skeena Salmon Lodge for 1 week (air fare not included) a value of $11,000. Along with the regular bevy of door prizes that Nick and Savas at TW organize. Already there is a raffle underway for an Signature Series Derek DeYoung Abel reel (check it out at Trout Waters) As well Derek DeYoung has donated a singed and numbered giclee print that we will raffle off as well, (see pic below). If you have been to one of TU's Okanagan's Film Festival you know most of the time is taken up handing out the door prizes. We'll be posting the trailers for each of this year's films. Of course we will be having a draw on line for 4 tickets for FLYBC members. We will start another thread for that draw shortly. Please come see us at Trout Waters Casting Day April 13th and the Customer Appreciation days April 26th and 27th where we will have prizes for those who purchase F3T tickets.