by Pursuit | Dec 27, 2018 | Fishing, Inside Pursuit
Where It All Started
Karlie Roland learned to fish on the Henry’s Fork river in Idaho. Her family has a cabin in Island Park and they’ve been going there since the early 80s. Last fall she took a job at Trouthunter Lodge and returned to the river where it all started. The new gig and her move back to Island Park represents a homecoming of sorts for Karlie. She’ll be the first to tell you that the Henry’s Fork feels like home.
About a month before her job officially started she made a trip to Island Park to meet up with her family for a few days of fishing. She got to guide her dad and grandpa. Grandma was there too, but she let the boys and Karlie have at it. Local guide Keegan Barrett also joined the crew. What followed was four days of Idaho fly fishing at it’s best. The Henry’s Fork is sacred water and for good reason. The river is full of healthy fish, the surroundings are postcard-perfect and the fly fishing culture is as rich as it gets. Simply put: Island Park is a trout bum’s paradise. That’s why Karlie decided to move there.
Karlie has spent the last three years in West Seattle working for Emerald Water Anglers. And while her time in the NW has served as a jumping off point and offered up countless sea-run fish to catch, Karlie’s heart is in the Rocky Mountains. So, she traded the urban apartment for a cabin in the woods.
Where It All Started offers a glimpse into the fishing lives of Karlie and the rest of the Roland family. Four generations of Rolands have fished the Henry’s Fork and now Karlie is continuing the tradition.
by Pursuit | Dec 21, 2018 | Fishing
Official selection of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour
By Capt Jack Productions
Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, “the Outback” and the Barrier Reef. Slowly becoming a world wide “Bucket List” fly fisherman’s dream destination. Yet still there are so many untouched or unknown fly fishing adventures to be had around this amazing continent. Follow the Capt Jack Productions team as we explore the wild and untouched terrain of Australia.
South Africans and Australians are long time rivals, but have joined forces here to tackle some of the most technical fish to catch on the planet. Set on the remote Northern Territories islands, The Wessels. They first have to get permission from the aboriginal landowner, Terry, and a quick crocodile brief from his wife, before setting sail with the Waterline crew.
On arrival they are treated to untouched waters and amazing fishing. Some of them being 2 different species of Permit, named the Anak and Blocchi. Then there is also the main target, The Blue Bastard. The blue bastard fish, long rumored to exist among Australian fisherman, was formally identified as a new species in 2015. Queensland Museum ichthyologist Jeff Johnson named the fish plectorhinchus caeruleonothus — the Latin translation of blue bastard. Native to the Northern Australian waters, they are truly a Aussie fish. They live up to their reputation and drive the anglers insane because of their tenacity.
The also find a array of deferent species and capitalize on every opportunity. The beautiful untouched backdrop of the Wessels with its insane fishing makes Glorious Bartards, one crazy ride.
by Pursuit | Dec 21, 2018 | Fishing
Director: Colin Scott
Cinematographer: Nathan Corbin
A Wilder Studio Production
Original Symphony by Joaquín Gomez
MOVEMENTS is the symphonic saga – in four parts (RAINBOW, STEELHEAD, MUSKY, STRIPER) – of three Alaska fishing guides who, following the close of the summer season, road trip their way home in a 2003 Dodge Caravan (best known as ‘Van-a White’ and for its lack of a reverse gear) from AK to NYC. From an Alaskan paradise to a literal Gomorrah in four short weeks – arriving in Time Square on Halloween night – MOVEMENTS is a stunning 14-minute showcase of what North America has to offer in terms of its diverse beauty and angling opportunities, and an invitation to rediscover where and why we fell in love with fly fishing in the first place.
Alaska is a veritable Eden. Where generations have pursued its pristine abundance and, many times, in the name of fish. However, like the swift hand of God, winter strangles the land, freezes the waters, and expels any astute angler from paradise. MOVEMENTS is the symphonic saga – in four parts (Rainbow, Steelhead, Musky, Striper) – of three Alaskan fishing guides who, as fall gives way to winter, fish their way east across North America to their homes in New York City.
Catching up with our trio anglers on the tail end of their guide season, windows are being boarded and motors hung, but we gain a glimpse of what Alaska has to offer – bush planes, jet boats, and big rainbows – when the weather begins to turn. Time to go, our anglers – traveling in a 2003 Dodge Caravan best known as ‘Van-a White’ and for its lack of a reverse gear – leave Eden in their rearview in pursuit of British Columbia’s wild steelhead.
The reentry into Canada is a gentle one as low populations, big country, and bigger fish remains consistent with Alaska. Clear skies, grandiose river valleys, and countless steelhead keep our anglers spirits buoyed as they move further east toward America’s heartland in search of something far more ominous and elusive… musky.
From floating the untouched wilderness of the Canadian Rockies for chrome steel to scanning Wisconsin’s black depths for neon green monsters, our anglers’ mood has shifted. Slinging twelve-inch flies at bleak banks dotted with cheese factories and hostile dogs, with nothing to show for it, bring our anglers to an all-time low. However, a momentous day of roping these prehistoric flesh-eaters rights spirits but the impending sense of dread is hard to kick. With Eden so far behind, the eerie gloom of the black Wisconsin stream can’t help but feel like a River Styx – and our boys are crossing over…
Arriving in New York City on Halloween night, our three anglers have exited Eden and entered a literal Gomorrah over the course of four short weeks. Catapulted back into the noisiest, brightest, and most debaucherous society has to offer, our trio finds solace on Long Island Sound stripping for stripers. The senses continuously assaulted by squawking gulls, roaring JFK jets, or Montauk mansions, our anglers are all smiles because they are home – a special kind of paradise.
With stunning cinematography and its own original symphony (in the vein of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’), MOVEMENTS serves as a showcase for what North America has to offer in terms of diverse beauty and angling, but also as an invitation to explore and rediscover where and why we fell in love with fly fishing. It was doubtfully on the sandy beaches of the Seychelles or the raging waters of the Zambezi, but rather close to home. Whether you’re from Edmonton, Madison, or Brooklyn, MOVEMENTS should encourage you to hop in an old jalopy with family or friends, take a little road trip, and fish for something… anything.
Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019 is coming! check your local show and book your tickets early: https://flyfilmtour.com/