1. Father and Son

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    from William J. Meyer / Added

    154K Plays / / 268 Comments

    I was ambivalent about sharing this video publicly, but my Mother asked me to do it, so I will follow her judgment. I made this video with and for my father, Larry Zander, who died a few weeks ago, on May 27, 2011. He was 78. For those of you who knew my Dad, you will instantly recognize him in his natural habitat. To those of you who never met him, just know the river was his Church. He taught me everything of value, including how to respect others, and how to love and engage the Lord with my mind as well as my spirit. He also taught me something that I only came to realize as an adult, and that is the immense capacity of the human heart. You see, I didn't meet Larry until I was eight years old. He was not my biological father. When my Mother first brought Larry into my young life, quite naturally my first instinct was to resist. Yes, resist this stranger who was not only showing my Mother a great deal of attention, but was also replacing me as the man of the house! Resist both him and his attempts to love me. I can't tell you when it happened, there was no definitive moment, but somehow I learned to trust not only Larry, but God, too, for I truly believe He introduced Larry to my Mother. Both of them knew what they were doing, though I was too young to know it. When I stopped resisting, only then did I find love. Last summer I asked Dad if we could shoot this video with my new camera, and so we awoke before dawn - uncomfortable for me, but old-hat to my Dad, a lifelong fisherman! We spent the day together up on Crystal River in Waupaca, Wisconsin. During Christmas 2010 I showed him this video, not without trepidation. After all, I had selected Cat Steven's "Father and Son" to underscore the piece, and I was initially concerned that Dad wouldn't like the theme of the song. When the video ended, I looked over at him sitting on the other end of the couch. He was doubled-over, crying. He looked up at my Mom and simply said, "Play this at my funeral." Which we did, on Memorial Day, in our backyard beside his trout pond. Happy Father's Day, Dad. I will always love you. And thank you for everything. -your son, William UPDATE: 22 June 2012 After the recent increase of views over Father's Day, my mother asked me to include this addendum: "I want to thank everyone that has seen, and everyone that has commented on, the video of my husband Larry Zander. Thank you all for your wonderful words, you have helped me through this time of loss. Everyone has touched my heart. God bless you all. Thank you! -E.J., Larry's wife and William's mom"

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    • A DELIBERATE LIFE

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      from Rockhouse Motion / Added

      17.5K Plays / / 21 Comments

      Trailer: https://vimeo.com/53419719 There comes a time in all of our lives when we let ourselves dream about living life on our own terms. When we wrestle with the decision to take a step into traffic, follow our passions and live deliberately - or simply let another day, and daydream, pass. In the end, it doesn’t matter if we make the decision of our own accord, or life makes it for us. It’s where our heart and soul are that matter. For some, the result is a closer alignment between vocation and avocation, for some it’s a reprioritization of what’s important in life, for some it’s the very real difference between life and death. Set primarily against the diverse, rugged and breathtaking landscape of Idaho and Oregon, A Deliberate Life explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions. Musical Score for film by Tim Coons. Check him out at timcoons.com

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      • Bones of Abaco

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        from Lonely Osprey Productions / Added

        1,869 Plays / / 16 Comments

        This past Thanksgiving, LOP was lucky enough to get the chance to film and fish the famous Marls of Abaco. Accompanied by bonefish guiding legend Marty "the Loyalist" Sawyer, as well as guides David and Trevor of Abaco Lodge, we set out to fish and document one of the WORLD'S GREATEST BONEYARDS. Don't forget to comment, follow, and like it up! Tight Lines! -LOP

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        • An Explanation

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          from Lonely Osprey Productions / Added

          1,864 Plays / / 15 Comments

          For those who don't understand, this is an explanation. Music: "UP" by Asthmatic Astronaut: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ "Something Elated" by Broke For Free: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ "Get Up" by The Blackman: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ "As Colorful As Ever" by Broke For Free: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ "Kopeika" by et: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ Please leave a comment; we love to hear your thoughts! Tight Lines! -LOP

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          • Open eyes

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            from peter Vong / Added

            9,625 Plays / / 14 Comments

            I recently began fly fishing and this is just some thoughts I had on the matter.

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            • Chasing Waters Episode 1- Rockport, Tx

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              from Chasing Waters / Added

              The Toad Fly Crew meets up with Mike Ward of Adipose Boatworks in Rockport, Texas for a little fun on the fly in the salt. Tim, Chris and Mike drop an Adipose Drift boat in the "No propeller" zone of the bay and chase some fins. Be sure to watch or set your DVRs to The Pursuit Channel on Direct TV (604) and Dish Networks(393) or PursuitChannel.com to catch the latest episodes of "Chasing Waters". Also sign up for our newsletter on the www.thetoadfly.com page to keep up with whats new at the Shop and the show. "Get Bent!"

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              • 03.07.2014

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                from Eleven / Added

                5,384 Plays / / 12 Comments

                _ Director: Marko Zitzer Produced by: Take it to Eleven & MPLS FLY Music: A cold night in Minneapolis - Dead Man Winter http://deadmanwinter.com/store/

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                • Here - Faceless - Fly Fishing

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                  from FACELESS FLY FISHING MEDIA / Added

                  54.7K Plays / / 12 Comments

                  2010 Fly Fishing Calgary, Alberta Canada For more pictures and video LIKE us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Faceless.Flyfishing.Media.Page

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                  • The Meat Helmet Sculpin

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                    from Richard Strolis / Added

                    6,897 Plays / / 12 Comments

                    Here is a new sculpin pattern utilizing the New Sculpin Helmet Fish Skull and Articulated Shank from Flymen Fishing. The beauty of this particular pattern is it provides you with many options in terms of number of hooks, hook placement and of course length and of fly and articulation point.

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                    • Parachute Adams, Size 22 with a Twist

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                      from Tightline Productions / Added

                      Detailed instructions for a tying a size 22 Parachute Adams.

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