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. . .
Check out this killer GoPro footage from three years of fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon in the rivers of Norway. A lot of GoPro videos feature too much filler and shaky camera, but this is the way you focus on only the good stuff.
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.
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.
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. . .
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”).
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.
What does fly fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Skjern River have in common with Homer Simpson? You’ll just have to watch the video to find out. Warning: A few F-bombs, but just as an expression of excitement.
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. . .