Tag Archives: Atlantic salmon

Photo Essay: Shooting “Tributaries” in Iceland

Written by RC Cone


The Icelandic weather and wind can be harsh, but the rewards are worth it.
All photos by RC Cone

[Editor’s note: Back in July, we introduced you to a cool new fly-fishing film, Tributaries, from RC Cone, which is in production now. (Check out that post here.) Recently, we got RC’s latest update and a bunch of gorgeous photos from his ongoing adventure. I can’t wait to see the finished film.]

Bahamas to Iceland. I was looking for contrasts and I found ’em. On some of the nastier days, I wore every single piece of clothing I had under my waders and jacket. My flip-flops were about as useful as a bikini in. . .

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Video: Hooké Chasing Atlantic Salmon on the Cascapédia River


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s more beautiful video from our friends to the north, Hooké. This time, they are floating the Lake Branch of the Cascapédia River on a gorgeous summer afternoon, in search of Atlantics. If this video doesn’t make you want to buy a two-handed rod, I don’t know what will.

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Video: Gaspé Atlantic Salmon with Hooké, Part II


Written by: Phil Monahan

A couple weeks ago, in the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, we featured Part I of “Bonaventure Hooké,” which saw our favorite Québécois anglers. Here’s part two, which features an interesting aspect ration and three female fly fishers putting the hurt on some Atlantic salmon. Oh, and there’s a beautiful dog, as well. Good stuff.

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The Second Huge Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River Comes Down, Opening Miles of Habitat for Anadromous Fishes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yesterday saw yet another step in the completion of the $62 million Penobscot River Restoration Project—a collaboration among the hydropower company that owned the river’s dams, state and federal officials, conservation groups, and. . .

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Video: Flyfishing Northern Europe Teaser


Written by: Phil Monahan

Every week, we explore what’s new in fly-fishing video in the F5, but I also like to poke around on Youtube and Vimeo to look for gems created before this blog ever got off the ground. Here’s some amazing footage from across northern Europe from Danica Films, and uploaded in 2008 (a.k.a. “Back in the Day”).

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Video: Full Version of “FLY, a Legacy”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last year, we posted the trailer for a film by Ronnie Goodwin called “FLY, a Legacy.” Finally, here is the full film, which Ronnie says is “for all the fathers, grandfathers and Uncles out there.” The film made it to the “long list” of nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards and toured with the Fly-Fishing Film Tour. I think you’re gonna like it.

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Land, Revive, and Release Large Fish


Written by: Phil Monahan

Live Release – for the Wild Atlantic Salmon from Atlantic Salmon Federation on Vimeo.

Here’s a great lesson on how to land, revive, and release large fish. It was created by the Atlantic Salmon Federation and its partners in the Quebec government, so it’s focused on Salmo salar, but you can easily see how these techniques apply to steelhead, Pacific salmon, and even larger trout. Even better, the video features some. . .

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