Archive for the ‘Edutainment’ Category

Fish, Film & Water (The Way of a Trout)

A slightly edited re-post from 2009. A film I watched so many times in my youth, photographed in place I used to visit every spring. Those days are very long gone, but watching this still brings me back with intense clarity … – – – – – – – – As a kid, I had […]

A Little Tenkara Talk at Tenkara Talk

Jason Klass over at Tenkara Talk has posted a short Q&A he did with me concerning tenkara fishing. If you have an interest in the tenkara gear/approach, take a read of Jason’s site (and the others he links to). I grew up fishing a rather large array of gear for a rather large array of fish, […]

Another Geeky Vid (with Hauling)

To add to the visuals of the previous videos, here is another from a motion-capture (mo-cap) session I did a few years back. This is a shorter cast, but it still is revealing about haul timing and so forth. Since this is mo-cap, the “video” is really just computer output of the reflective marker balls […]

Two Vids for the Casting Geeks

Been a while since I last posted hard-core, technical fly-casting vids, so here you go. These are two 500 frame-per-second videos from my good friend, and occasional co-author, Grunde Løvoll (the caster is Mathias Lilleheim). These focus on the backcast of an extreme distance style of casting. I will add a few more notes later, […]

Fishing Florida Radio

Spent 12 minutes this morning groggily talking “The Movie,” sight-fishing, and the Foundation Casting Stroke with Fishing Florida Radio hosts, Steve Chapman, BooDreaux, and Captain Mike Ortego. Actually had a good time, and look forward to saturating the airwaves on AM 740 with fly-fishing talk again later this year. FFR has a pile of great guests, […]

Portland Suburban Casting League – Nynja Squirrel Cast

Recently got myself the ability to shoot 1080p60 720p60 video on my phone—that’s 720 HD, but at double normal frame-rate, so it ends up being true 2X slo-mo. Decided that I needed to get some casting shots to see how the phone would work as a cheap-o high-speed video cam. As luck would have it, I […]

A Little “Long Flies” Excerpt (About Not-So-Little Brown Trout)

GB called me from the road today. He was just driving through Escanaba, Michigan on his way over to the Pere Marquette. I *really* miss that particular trip, and I was immediately wanting to be back on the shores of the Great Lakes. That, in turn, got me thinking about Great Lakes steelhead, salmon, and […]

New E-Zine – “Eat Sleep Fish” (and an Interview)

Just got an email from Pete Tyjas at the new e-zine, “Eat Sleep Fish,” and it seems that all the needed pixels are ready for consumption. I did an interview with Pete some time ago, and that interview, along with 15 other articles is now on-line. I go on (and on) about casting, movies, and […]

We Have a Winner! (J&FF Shadow Cast Competition)

Emerging from my private screening room after days of coffee- and Jujyfruit-fueled film viewing, I have declared a winner in the Jazz & Fly Fishing Shadow Cast Competition. I can’t reveal the winner until the gents over at J&FF post my review, but I can tell you that it was a close competition. Rarely have […]

Fly Fish Journal – Issue 3.1

I’ve been enjoying the latest issue of the “The Fly Fish Journal,” especially the image spread in the “Rises” section, number 02. I could see that at about 5×8 (feet) on a big, empty wall that I don’t currently own. Do you subscribe? If so, then you know the shot I’m referring to. Don’t subscribe? […]

Speaking of Shadow Casting, There’s This Contest…

[vimeo clip_id=”25882062″] Speaking of Shadow Casting (see the previous post), my friends over at Jazz & Fly Fishing have a little competition they are running through the summer. It involves Shadow Casting, videotaping, and a lot of tongue-in-cheek. Although Shadow Casting can be sometimes be *very serious* business, this contest is not. Of course, if […] Article About Jeff Kennedy

Nice piece at the new eZine,, about my DF52 cohort, Jeff Kennedy (includes a video at the end). Check it out (starts on page 62).

Newest Catch & Latest TIF Now Live

The latest issues of two e-zines that I read, “Catch” and “This is Fly,” are now available. Two rather different magazines, but my angling and artistic minds appreciate each for what they have to offer.

Review – “The Lost World of Mr. Hardy”

“It was all done properly…” Yes, it was. And yes it is, in this lovingly crafted documentary from filmmakers Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier. This is not a film made by fly fishers about fly fishing; it is a film made by filmmakers (who also fly fish) about an era, that if not completely lost, […]