Patagonian chrome, an absolute wonder lost in the middle of a wind swept desert. When will I see you again, land of wonders? A movie by our friends from the Fly Fishing Nation, beautiful as a Nine Inch Nails’ song with a Black Sabbath title.
Infographics are a rather cool mean to put together pieces of information in a fun, hence easy to memorize, way. And Fix.com is all about infographics. It is a strange and interesting project, actually: to gather useful tips about all sorts of common activities, and put them into a visually attractive format. Go have a look!
Here’s one about fly fishing: (click pic)
Here’ comes the second part, for our pleasure!
Click on the CC button in the vimeo timeline to see the subtitles.
Phil had predicted a storm and all we hoped was that he wasn’t wrong. After losing five salmons in a single day, we had a chance of redemption on the next day. The Falls, take two. So after a night of turning over in our beds we climbed in the van with small eyes and great ambitions. We came down the stairs, the water had lowered so much that a new step had appeared. The river was still dark but we had stopped trying to see the salmons. We knew where they were, now we had to get them to react. Phil won the first drop privilege and took place at the beginning of the pool, he made a first cast, then a second. Then we saw he wasn’t wrong.
Summer evenings, when all of a sudden the river is caught in a cloud of flies, when you don’t know anymore where to cast, when there is so much food on the water you have to make the difference so it’s your fly that is going to be eaten. When the air is warm, the gentle breeze carresses the water, just drag a little bit your fly, and it’ll be magical!
Fighting erosion, a man, alone is penting trees, and more trees. He planted a forest to fight what people thought was inevitable, and then life rose again. This film is a must! Let’s go and plant trees!
There’s a slight nonsensical wiff running along this video, but then salmon fishing is quite an absurd endeavor, and that’s precisely why it is so beautiful.
Walking up the trail, carrying your belly boat in your bag, then you arrive at last to the lake which is suppose to be “heaven” and because of little stupid things, like beeing tired, hungry, upset, the fishing doesn’t go that well. Then you get your act together, you are more than 100% dedicated to what you have to do, and everything comes smooth and easy. That’s fly fishing, we always have to be more than a 100% focused on what we are doing, that’s why we love it so much, there is no space for anything else.
The ocean is filled with plastic, thousands and thousands of remains that once were usefull and now are just garbage that will take thousand of years to degrade. Unless we all take part of it and pick up every little piece of platic we find. It might seem to be nothing but I’m sure if we all pick up plastic it’ll be a better world for our kids. And what about making some art with it or make usefull things?
Pfff… more work… with David Maillard, they forced us to test the Sage Method in 9′#5 and 10′#7!!! Life is so hard, gotta work during holidays, testing amazing rods on the river. We’ll come back with the results in fall!
When I was a kid, the cool dudes, the one that we would call hipsters a few decades later, would go skiing dressed up as if they were in the forties, and they use to ski this funny way which would make them kneel to take curves on the slopes, of course they would clib up and never us a lift, they were much too cool for that. Telemark was the way they called their skiing. Telemark is a region in Norway were you can hike the mountains and go for beautiful trout!