Recently, my dad -- bamboo rod builder and author Hoagy Carmichael -- donated his bamboo fly rod shop, itself formerly Everett Garrison's rod shop, to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. I recently interviewed him about the shop, his relationship with Mr. Garrison, and more. Here's a preview of some of the video. The full edit will be released in mid to late February, 2015. For the post, check out: newenglandonthefly.com/2015/01/23/video-preview-hoagy-carmichael-garrison/
Fly Fusion Magazine takes its visually inviting and highly captivating print media and successfully transitions the same vision to film and television. Co-host Jim McLennan (respected guide, world renown fly-fishing author, and Fly Fusion’s managing editor) and Derek Bird (Fly Fusion’s founding editor) team up with the magazine’s field editors to provide engaging and informative dialogue. Fishing in British Columbia’s Kootenay region, they find themselves in the heart of the Rockies fly fishing in some of the country’s most stunning locations. The co-hosts fly fish for oversized bull trout and large Westslope cutthroat, but the fish are not all they're after. The series also projects all that makes a fishing trip more than just catching fish. The hosts discover - through exploring, through the solitude of remote locations, through discussions about why fly fishing is a passion that spans a lifetime, through dialogue about timely issues affecting the sport - that fly fishing can never be reduced to an individual standing in water, holding a rod. Fly fishing connects the individual to others, to generations, to fish, and to environments. In each episode, McLennan and Bird chase both trout and the heart of fly fishing.
The main character in the first episode is the guy we call "Amish, Okto, Arabian, Spade". A god among gods.
I call the series "Meanwhile Upstream" for no particular reason except the well known fact that wherever you fishing it's always better upstream! There will be a second episode, and if anyone likes it I might continue with a third episode.