Archive for the ‘Upcoming Shoots’ Category
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 stonefly...here'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>
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.
As the onset of winter slows filming on Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout, I’m busy lining production for next summer. My plan is to get into the Paradise Valley and profile the “Big 3” but I’ll also be returning to a few locations to pick up some shots. One of those locations will be the phenomenal fishery at Circle 3 Ranch. The Circle 3 spring creek is home to some of the biggest Brown Trout I’ve ever seen and one day on location was just not enough. Not to mention the fact that Poncho McCoy (who manages the ranch) has invited me back, hopefully this time I can get him to pick up a rod for the camera. Poncho McCoy is recognized as pioneer in the spring creek angling/ranching field. Fifteen years ago Poncho began some unheard of ranching practices. Those, along with some extensive stream restoration work created the incredible fishery that exists at his former ranch McCoy Spring Creeks. New owner Cliff Inge has taken up where Poncho left off and the new McCoy Spring Creeks will be featured extensively in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. Poncho's daughter Roma, was lucky enough to grow up on a spring creek and learned to cast a fly rod on some of the best waters in Montana. She's pictured above with boyfriend Dave Keller (also an accomplished fly fisher) at the Circle 3 Ranch this summer. The fat rainbow Roma is holding, fell to a hopper pattern and was taken above the pond, on the upper stretch of the Circle 3 spring creek. Thanks to Poncho McCoy for the picture and his hospitality. More Later T>
"Montana is Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing is Montana" that's what Jim Klug told me during a brief interview in Ennis the other day. I met Jim at the Ennis "Tie One On" Fly Fishing Festival. Jim is a fantastic guy, easy going and amiable. During our short interview, he had great things to say regarding fly fishing in Montana and for that matter around the world. And it's no wonder considering what Jim does for a living, take a look at his Bio: Jim is the Founder and Director of Operations for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C., Jim has worked in the fly fishing industry as a guide, sales rep, travel coordinator, and as past National Sales Manager for Scientific Anglers. He has guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, and has fished throughout the world in more than 25 countries. With a particular love of saltwater flats fishing, Jim spends a lot of time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, working with Yellow Dog’s network of lodges and guides. Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary, daughter Carson, and son Finn. Jim is currently the Chairman of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), and sits on the board of directors of Belize's Turneffe Atoll Trust and Montana's Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project. Aside from his work with Yellow Dog, Jim is the executive producer and writer for Confluence Films, a small film company that created the films DRIFT (2008) and RISE (2009). Confluence is currently at work on a new film, scheduled for release in fall 2011. After getting home to BC the other day I looked at the interview that I shot with Jim and immediately contacted him about further participation in the film. I'm happy to say that Jim Klug and Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures have agreed to take part in the film. Next summer while in Bozeman, I'll visit the Yellow Dog offices and spend a day on stream with Jim. Thanks to Jim for taking the time at the festival to speak with me and I'm really looking forward to shooting with him next summer. More Later T>
Shooting at McCoy Spring Creeks next week could preset some minor problems. I'll be shooting with McCoy Fishing Manager and larger than life, spring creek guru Steve "Saftey First" Bielenberg and his guest Steve Summerhill from The River's Edge Fly Shop. With these two guys on stream, the fish at McCoy's should be nervous. I should be able fill my waders for the "fish porn" category of the film! When the fishing does finally end, the real fun will begin when Steve B. starts the BBQ and I crank open few wines from Mission Hill. Tuesday won't be the only shoot with Steve Summerhill on Friday I plan to visit The River's Edge and get tuned into just how important fly fishing is to the fabric of Montana. Maybe I can even drag him over to Milesnick's for the evening rise. Here's a bio on Steve Summerhill:
Steve Summerhill has enjoyed the sport of fly fishing for over 30 years in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and in many different Salt water destinations. Having guided since 1991, he has a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful guide in an ever growing business. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University and now lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife and three children. He bagan his guiding career as an Orvis endorsed guide out of Ennis, Montana and is now the outfitter and co-owner of The River's Edge Fly Shop in Bozeman, Montana.