Jim Teeny is a fine example of humility and generosity in the fly fishing industry. If you know Jim Teeny, you know the spirit of a true sportsman. May we all set down our egos, walk forward, evolve, and progress this beautiful sport of fly fishing.
A trip to Alaska can be life changing. This is a glimpse into Jem Moore's 18-day family trip around Alaska.
From the filmmaker:
18 days in Alaska, seemed like a lot going in, passed by in the blink of an eye... Filmed with Sony A7s and RX100, Zeiss lenses Edited in Premiere CC Music: "Down to the Sea" by Elephant Revival (my new favorite band) available on iTunes and; elephantrevival.com
The Provo brothers are at it again, with a new installment of Steelhead and Spines. Springtime in Alaska means long days, big lines, and fresh steel. These guys hit the best of it all combining incredible skiing in Alaska's backcountry with fishing the Southeast during the spring run of steelhead.
From the Filmmakers:
In the spring of 2015, we began another pursuit for big lines and wild fish. Once again, our direction was north to Alaska, just as it was 3 years ago on our first trip to capture steelhead and spines. Since then, our burning desire to explore around the next bend, to see what's on the other side of the mountain, has grown to an inextinguishable level. We found ourselves back in a corner of southeast Alaska where for a few months of the year, some of the steepest, fluted lines in the world can be ridden, while chromed out steelhead run up and down the coastal rivers. This is the place for us to step outside the bubble of modern society, and into a world of our own making, where skiing and fishing and camping is everything. We returned home with these images, and memories of battling storms and mountains on the glacier and of an island where pure fish swim beneath the old growth hemlocks.
Alaska Cross Cultural Exploration Short Documentary by Soul River
The story of a great program, community, and the healing power of the outdoors.
From the filmmaker:
"Veterans and inner-city youth share similar troubles. But they also have one important thing in common: the healing power of wild rivers. Getting outdoors onto protected, public lands inspires hope in both groups. It inspires hope in all of us. Let’s conserve our lands and our waters for generations of today and tomorrow." – Chad Brown
August 2015 was a groundbreaking month – not just for Soul River Inc but for the 12 inner-city youth, seven veterans, and four volunteers who bravely embarked on our fist Alaska Expedition to the Kenai Peninsula. From Portland, Oregon to Anchorage, Alaska, we journeyed into Alaska’s wild and rugged Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The group expected the unexpected as well as the awe inspiring beauty of Alaska as we all came together on wild, scenic rivers while utilizing the art of fly fishing to build incredible outdoor skills and authentic relationships in Mother Nature’s rawest and rugged environment.
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OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics) fished the Kanektok River in July of 2015. It's hard to imagine a better river for micro Skagit and Commando Heads than the Kanektok. With tiny side channels, woody banks, and deep, broad main channels, the river was perfect for showcasing the incredible versatility of Commando Heads. We streamer fished, mouse fished, and nymphed with some of the largest split shot possible for the incredibly gorgeous, and potentially huge, rainbows of this special river. Thanks to Alaska West for providing a great experience for us.
Jason Ching is at it again. Another great video in Southwest Alaska. Some great aerial UAV footage in this one.
From the Filmmaker:
Fly high above Lake Iliamna in Alaska following the crew of the Alaska Salmon Program as they conduct studies on the lake's freshwater seal population (one of two populations in the world) and sockeye salmon surveys during one of the largest salmon returns in years.
There are only a handful of fly fishing films that have this quality cinematic look and feel. And, it appears there is a real story thread in this new film, "Patterns". It's interesting to see filmmakers from outside the fishing world taking a cut at a sport we all love. We're looking forward to this one!
From the Filmmaker:
Vital Films presents Patterns, a short fly-fishing film.
We are excited to announce our first ever fly-fishing film with the official teaser! Patterns will be a unique look into the sport of fly-fishing and the art of mastering it. To understand is to perceive patterns.
As a photographer, the content I ultimately seek and show is the end result of some grand adventure. Some elaborate scheme with many different stages of planning. But if it wasn't for all the air time I log in bush planes and my incredible friends/pilots who make it all possible, I would never discover these places that transform wild ambition into something tangible. Before I even think about packing my bags to set foot on snow, ice and rock, it is those moments of precious flow in the air that let the mountains reveal themselves. It is where all the great plans are born. In an effort to find something unique and untrodden, I have made this video to showcase those moments in between photographs and celebrate the airmen of Alaska. Pilots: Drake Olson, Ken Macdonald, Zack Knaebel, Doug Brewer and Don Lee.
Here we go again. Alaska's rivers, fish resource and ecosystem is pitted against another development project. This time, it's the mighty Susitna River, stretching 314 miles from the Susitna Glacier to the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. The Susitna is an important sport fishing river, with very healthy runs of King and Coho Salmon.
Alaska's Susitna River is one of the world's biggest and healthiest wild salmon watersheds. A controversial government plan aims to tap its hydroelectric potential via a $6b, 735' concrete dam. As part of studies done in advance of the project, scientists radio-tagged a king salmon that made an unexpected, unbelievable journey.