As you surely know by now, we post a Friday Film Festival each week, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, in addition to all the action-filled productions, there were three really great videos about conservation and using fly fishing to help people. I thought these deserved to be presented on their own.
The first video is the trailer for an upcoming video from Chad Brown of Soul River Runs Wild, one of the winners of the inaugural Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards given out at the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous. Last August, Chad and four volunteers brought 19 inner-city kids to Alaska for an incredible adventure that had a powerful effect on all involved.
Next up is a wonderful look at the Little Truckee River Fish Habitat Improvement Project, which added over 100 trees, 250 large boulders and excavate new backwater habitats on over three miles of the Little Truckee River, a world-class wild trout fishery loved by many. The side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-restoration are remarkable.
Finally, we have the story of Jay Pistano, the Snake River Ambassador, in his quest to protect the water he loves. There’s a special message for fly fishermen, who need to ensure that they don’t love their water to death.