Our addiction to mountains and rivers has always had us looking north to Alaska, where big fish and mountains existed on a level we had only experienced in our dreams. As the winter of 2012 continued to disappoint in the lower 48, it was obvious that Alaska was being buried in snow. It seemed like the time was right, that maybe after 10 years of "practice" in Utah, we were ready for our journey north. We hit the road in March, putting everything we had into our first and for all we knew, our last adventure to Alaska, with two things on our mind, steelhead and spines.
We joined forces with three of our friends from Utah, for a ski-plane assisted camping expedition in the heart of south eastern Alaska's backcountry. Over 50 miles by wing from the nearest road, our pilot dropped the 5 of us off on a big lonely glacier encircled by jagged mountains, and in the spirit of adventure, wished us good luck. We would need it. From that point on, the feeling of being completely alone in a wild and unknown land for the first time in our lives penetrated every cell in our bodies. Only one person in our group had ever been to Alaska, Chris Coulter. On day 8 when he suddenly left to work in Haines as a heli guide, the feeling of isolation crept deeper into our minds, and it had never felt so good.
We chose to do this trip without any guides, plans, itineraries, or rules simply because we wanted to have our own experience. We wanted it to be raw, unknown, and we wanted it to be an adventure. Of course the style we chose made things much more difficult for us than they could have been, but the feeling of accomplishment was immense. We found glorious spines to ride, and stumbled upon one of the best runs of wild Steelhead in the world. Returning home safely from our first journey to Alaska signified a successful mission, along with the wonderful new memories from the greatest riding and fishing experiences of our lives.
Big thanks to Outdoor Research, Orvis, Backcountry.com, Voile, and Smith Optics
"Elephant" - Tame Impala
"Golden" - Tired Eyes Music
"Bicycle Bicycle" - Early B
"Distant Time" - Tired Eyes Music
"Such a Sky" - Tired Eyes Music
"Shining Sun Riddim" - Riga / Hemp Higher Prod.
"Heaven's on Fire" - The Radio Dept.
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There's a reason for the saying "Montana, The Last Best Place." Whether it's true or not, Montana is surely a special place. For 6 days we would be fly fishing in remote locations along the expansive wilderness found in Northwest Montana. The fishing was awesome, and the backdrop for it all second to none. To top it all off we legally could fish for bull trout. We had an amazing time and got some beautiful shots which we are stoked to share with everyone. Enjoy!
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Edit: Zack and Travis Boughton
Camera: Zack Boughton, Travis Boughton, Ian Orlando
Music: "Bad Wings" by Glitch Mob, "As the Rush Comes" by Motorcycle, "Disparate Youth" by Santigold
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In the movie A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt is seen doing a cast so beautiful that it makes a grown fly fisherman cry. This cast was named the “shadow cast” and it was actually performed by Jason Borger, who runs the Fly Casting Institute.
Now, Jazz & Fly Fishing has developed a new, more effective Shadow Cast. The video below introduces this new way of fly casting. Poetry in motion perhaps describes it best.
Jazz & Fly Fishing has launched
The Shadow Cast Competition 2011
Are you the next Shadow Master?
Head judge is none other than the grand Shadow Master and inventor of the original Shadow Cast, Jason Borger!
Jazz & Fly Fishing's new shadow casting has provoked much debate, for and against. There has been lots of sarcasm and jokes about this serious cast.
Now at the Jazz & Fly Fishing site:
Jason Borger (fishfliesandwater.com), the developer of the original Shadow Cast shares his analysis of the new J & FF Shadow Cast.
What is the verdict?! Follow the discussion at jazzandflyfishing.com?tag=shadow-cast
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A feel great short about fly fishing for trout in Swedish lapland. loclouds.com
-Marco Mahler - Hike the Lake
from: bad Panda #78
- San Ped - Ratas
from: El vals Mefisto
- The agrarians - The Known Day Solidly
from: The Kingmaker's Shuffle
- The Agrarians - The Triple Fool
from: "The triple Fool" and other songs
- Gandhi's Gunn - Lee van Cleef
- Lorenzo's music - Downtown
- Rocanrolando - Bienvenido Al Hotel