Here they come again! Special Thanksging issue, the Hooké team on its Gaspé adventure! Fred, we hope to see you running and hoping around quickly! (he hurt his foot…) And thank you for this trip to Gaspé ! You want to click on CC in the Vimeo timeline to get the subtitles in english.
Here is the full version of our six days trip on the York, Dartmouth and Saint-Jean rivers searching for Atlantic salmon.
Leaving the banks of the Bonaventure River after flipping Cime Aventure over with a film premiere and a Hooké party, Phil and Fred took the direction of Gaspé in a semi-good shape Hooké van. At their arrival, the boys started exploring the three rivers in harsh conditions. With a crazy fast river flow and a difficult season beginning on its hands, the tribe worked hard and succeeded to get some salmon on the rod.
The Soča in Slovenia is a magnificent river for trout and grayling fishing. Looking at this video from the guys at Fisher KG, I’m beamed there again, feeling the powerful flow against my thighs, mesmerized by the incredible blue of the water, changing by the minute with every cloud, every gust of wind, with the slow movement of the sun. The fish, everywhere. The white rocks. I remember when I was standing exactly where they are, body and mind deep into the river. And then I remember the verses a poet wrote, a morning of August 1916, bathing in the Soča which was then one of the temple of death, the sacred grounds for the mass murders of the first world war.
Questo è l’Isonzo / E qui meglio / Mi sono riconosciuto / Una docile fibra / Dell’universo**
This is the Soča and there I best knew myself as a docile fibre of the universe.
Is there anything fitting better the fly fisherman and his line?
** Giuseppe Ungaretti, I fiumi in L’Allegria Vita d’un uomo. Tutte le poesie, Mondadori, 2005.
That river is more than a river, it’s amost human, almost like a woman, so we’ll say “she” for it. She has temper, sometimes quiet, sometimes rough, we could say she has moodswings, but in either case, she’s beautiful and you could fall easily in love with her. She will give back your love not with kisses but with fish, with salmon.
The guys from Catch My Fly go streching their lines in Bosnia.
You want to catch BIG trout? They sure like streamers… Here’s your Sunday film, Obsession by Joe Cima – Mountain Made Media, a season catching big trout in Oregon. Fifteen minutes of happyness.
There it is, a few feet away, you don’t want to scare that fish, it a BIG fish, you’ve been hicking hours, you are tensed, you need a steady arm, your feelings, all that goes through your mind, should not interfere. Ok, but, do you have the right fly, what about all the things you don’t control? Dave and Amelia Jensen proove us once more that the joy of fly fishing is something so hard to explain to the non fisher, what we really feel is indiscriptable.
At last! Youguys remember when we talked about Waypoints, latest COnfluence’s film? Well, now you can watch it on your screen through Vimeo on Demand! I’m sorry I can’t write anything else, I have a film to watch!
When it comes down to energetic editing and footage to make us want to be by the river NOW, Outsmarting Fish comes a long!
Our friend Ken from Elsass has made a film on his last Russian trip, big salmon there is indeed on that clip! And with the soundtrack (Masikulu Dub) it becomes a full action movie! Salmon fishing, it’s all about frustration, worst than Permit fishing!
At Le Mouching, we’re not very fan of fly fishing made with a GoPro ON the fisherman, it moves to much, it shakes, it makes us dizzy… but from time to time we post one, and we chose this one for the dialogs and because it’s always nice to see a Fiberglass rod working, You see how differently you fight the fish than with a carbon rod? It’s a real pleasure to watch. But please all of GoPro users, think about us when you shoot… we like handheld or steady camera, it prevents us from beeing sick on our keyboard! Nice rod indeed!