New DVD from Felt Soul Media

EASTERN RISES | TRAILER from felt soul media on Vimeo.

In the much anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed film about the Pebble Mine, “Red Gold,” filmmakers Travis Rummel and Ben Knight explore the remote, untrammeled wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The Felt Soul boys really know how to keep their audience wanting more: Although trailer for this film came online a year and a half ago, the DVD has just been released to the public.

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Five Tips to Avoid Embarrassment on the Flats

In this episode, Brett Ference from the Orvis Double Barrel Podcast is jealous of Tom’s download count so he drops by hoping to boost his numbers a bit.

Tom and Brett discuss pointers for bonefishing. Communicate with your guide and DON’T TROUT STRIKE are among the tips here.

Think Tom should have Brett on more often? Let us know in the comments section.

Click the play button below to listen to FIVE WAYS TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT ON THE FLATS. Go to orvis.com/podcast to subscribe to future episodes

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In the Loop 11.03.10

Oprah

Oprah and Gayle pose with guides Brian and Jenny Grossenbacher.
photo courtesy Grossenbacherphoto.com

Today is the big day, when the world gets to see Oprah Winfrey fly fishing. News leaked online a few weeks ago that the talk-show host and her best pal Gayle had fished with Bozeman-based guides (and my pals) Brian and Jenny Grossenbacher on Yosemite’s Merced River. Field & Stream’s Kirk Deeter got the scoop interview with Brian, in which we learn that Oprah was actually a quick study when it came to learning how to fly cast. Check your local listings.

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5 Keys to Stealth

Angling Stealth

Anglers sneak up on a small mountain stream to avoid spooking the trout. That orange
bag should be left far behind on the bank, though.
photo by Sandy Hays

Watch a heron stalk its prey in the shallows of a pond or a river, and you can clearly see why stealth is so important to anglers of all kinds. Yet many fly fishermen still act as if the fish were deaf, blind, and stupid, which keeps anglers from having the kind of success they desperately want. A good fly fisher is always aware of his surroundings and how his place in them may be tipping off the fish that something’s amiss. Here are five ways you can be more like that heron:…

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Going for Gold

I’m starting to think that being a partner in Worldcast Anglers is a pretty good job. Last week, we posted a picture of a monster taimen that WCA Jim Hickey caught on his recent trip to Mongolia. Now, his partner Mike Dawes offers a report and some great shots from his journey to Argentina in search of golden dorado. These guys work like dogs all summer, . . .

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Trout Unlimited Podcast – The Western Water Project

Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited’s President and CEO, interviews Scott Yates, TU’s Director of the Western Water Project. Together, they discuss the various water challenges that exist in various Western states and talk about how TU works to achieve a balance that is good for landowners and fish.

From river flows to irrigation, their conversation touches on some of the hottest current water debates in the West.

Click the play button below to listen to this episode and go to orvis.com/podcast to subscribe to future episodes!

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Beauty Lessons—Updated!

11.02.10 Update: Back in September, we told you about a new DVD from New Zealand’s On the Fly Productions. Yesterday, the video was released and is now available for purchase.

The advent of digital video has led to a marked increase in the number and quality of fly-fishing movies in recent years. Pioneers such as Felt Soul Media (The Hatch, Running Down the Man, and Red Gold) and the now defunct Angling Exploration Group (Trout Bum Diaries I – III) raised the bar, spurred by the success of the Fly Fishing Film Tour. But, for the most part,. . .

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In the Loop 11.01.10

121 Year Old Trout
This 121-year-old mounted brown trout—caught in Loch Stennes on mainland Orkney, Scotland, in March 1889—is expected to fetch as much as $4,800 at auction this month.
Photo courtesy The Courier

Bonhams’ auction house in Edinburgh, Scotland, will be the scene of an exciting sale on November 11, when a 121-year-old mounted brown trout goes on the block. Caught in 1889, . . .

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Pheasant Hunts at Highland Hills Ranch

Pheasant hunting at Highland Hills Ranch
Pheasant hunting at Highland Hills Ranch

I just got off the phone with Dennis McNabb of Highland Hills Ranch, a western wingshooting lodge located in the high desert region of eastern Oregon. A factor that plays a big part in their success.

“We only get about 10 inches of rain a year,” said Dennis, “but the location is a big plus for bird hunters as our February and March weather is no different from our October and November weather. We’re really not that high either and we have good water resources here. Contrary to popular belief we don’t get buried in snow and our hunting seasons have generally great weather throughout the fall and winter months.”

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