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.