Another guide season in the books! We had so many great days on the water with and without clients, it's hard to remember them all. What we do remember are the smiles, frowns, grown man tantrums, pig rainbows, brute browns, clean cutthroat, crisp mornings and, dog day heat of the summer. We wouldn't trade any of those moments for any other.
For this last episode we headed southeast to Austin, TX for a little post season hodge podge. Fishing was obviously on the list of things to do, but after watching the water for the past six months we decided to mix it up a bit. It was a whirlwind few days with our good friends Chase White and Jac Saltzgiver, and was just what we needed to decompress after PEAK SEASON.
Thanks for watching! See you on the water.
Asher & Brandon
Aside from filmmaking, we're fly fishing guides who cover territory throughout Utah for 7 months of the year. We focus the majority of our trips on the high desert tailwaters and alpine streams in the northeast part of the state. Before we built up clientele it was all about us. Any spare moment was spent on a river somewhere in the west. The passion was flowing and we were charged up for every guide trip upon our return. After 6 years of watching the perpetual bobber down , yelling “set”, catching the same fish twice in a week, and getting boxed in on both sides by other anglers... we’ve decided were ready for a brief intermission.
This summer we are taking a few strategic days off each month during our PEAK SEASON to go explore. Fly fishing and the lifestyle it produces is an essential part of who we are, and sharing that passion with clients is an important part of the experience.
By no means is this a project about guides complaining about guiding. It’s a look into trying to maintain a healthy relationship with doing what you love for both work and play, how that balance plays out, and what struggles and triumphs arise with that sometime tenuous exchange.
Scientific Anglers: scientificanglers.com/
R.L. Winston Rod Company: winstonrods.com
Loon Outdoors: loonoutdoors.com
Hatch Reels: hatchoutdoors.com
Arcade Belts: arcadebelts.com
Ridgemont Outfitters: ridgemontoutfitters.com
Rising Fish: risingfish.net
Trout Tales Guide Service: trouttales.com