British Columbia

Posted on April 1, 2013 by

Kayaking the Great Bear, A Search for Wilderness

I often find myself daydreaming about taking a couple of weeks off work for an epic fishing adventure. As much as I love fishing warm southern waters, traveling north and fishing cold water virtually untouched by man is what really piques my interests. This video, Kayaking the Great Bear, is exactly the type of trip I’d love to do!

After discussing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline–which would carry bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to the Great Bear rainforest of northern British Columbia, three friends decided to go see the area for themselves. Having heard that hidden in the rainforest which surrounds the twisting pacific channels are tiny abandoned trappers’ cabins, the group packed everything they would need for eight days into their kayaks and headed out into the world’s largest temperate rainforest in search of something which is becoming increasingly rare: wilderness.

The group was made up of:
Spencer Taft, masters ecology student
Daniel Robb, extreme outdoor adventurer and guide
Paul Manning-Hunter, Canadian National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team member

via Moldychum

Posted on August 1, 2012 by

LOW & CLEAR Official Trailer

I think LOW & CLEAR is the exactly kind of fishing movie I would make, and because of that I really enjoyed the trailer and am looking forward to seeing the movie. The movie feels like a visceral but funny documentary about two friends that have grown apart over the years going on a fishing trip where their different personalities emerge and clash as they share the experience. It couldn’t be more fitting that Clive is also planning his return, so maybe you can imagine why this trailer had an impact on me.

During a winter flyfishing trip to Canada, two old friends, J.T. Van Zandt and Alex “Xenie” Hall, learn they’ve have grown apart in more ways than one. J.T., the thoughtful even-keeled son of a songwriting legend believes there’s more to fishing than catching fish. Short-tempered Xenie, a “firewood salesman,” sees it differently and fishes like it’s a race against the clock. Their different approaches to fishing and life emerge and clash on the snowy river banks and damp hotel rooms of British Columbia in this true story of a friendship stretched to the breaking point. An exploration of life in the disappearing wilderness of the West, Low & Clear unfolds with moments of humor and pathos, success and failure, as J.T. and Xenie find themselves on a fishing trip that could be their last.

Visit the official Low & Clear site for more information.

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