Apart from the recent videos that I have been posting to my blog, A lot has been happening over the past few months so that have been promoted by the good folks at Orvis and by a couple museums. I thought I would provide an overview of those activities on this entry.
Two new solo museum exhibitions have been presented on waterways in Monroe, Louisiana and Buffalo, New York:
Videos have been selected into Orvis’s weekly survey of the world’s best entries of that week:
I was also named as the Trout Bum of the Week but it was no surprise to my wife who has know about my addiction for decades:
Here’s some tips on steelhead fishing in gin-clear water conditions:
The Diego and the other members of the S.A.R.E.P. Youth Fly Fishing Program also got some press:
And finally, we also got some press for our Children in the Stream Conference which was set up to build interdisciplinary curriculum around fly fishing:
After visiting my folks in Miami, I flew to Boston to spend July 4th week with my family who were staying in Gloucester where my wife grew up. The trip has provided a great opportunity to fish with my son and Kalil, a good friend, a gentleman and a fellow Orvis endorsed guide.
On a recent trip to visit my folks in Miami, Arnold was generous enough to take me out on the canal behind the “the Falls” mall to fish for peacock bass in June 2014. Arnold and I met several years ago when I was guiding him on several of our steelhead stream and I have been fortunate to have him as my friend.
This video was selected a few days later by Orvis as one of their top international videos of the week in their Friday Film Festival
On a weekend trip to Pennsylvania with my son to visit a long-time friend, we experienced great hatches and eager fish. Afterwards, we revisited high school memories into the early morning hours.
Now that steelhead season is over and my classes at the university are finished, I am finally catching up on addressing several items on my very long “to do” list including putting this short video together.
The footage was take on one of our local streams that I regularly guide. It was late in the season and since I had the day open on my schedule I called a buddy of mine and we began our hunt. As is the case during this time of year, there were some small pods of steelhead scattered along the length of the stream but it took a good bit of walking to find them. It was a beautiful day, no one else was on the stream and I always look forward to a little “run and gun”. That’s what I call when the water is clear and you have to cover a lot of water before you find a steelie to cast to. We covered several miles that day but it was a ball!
The steelies were hitting either large (#3/0) white streamers or tiny (#10) sparse angel hair streamers.
Enjoy the video!