Videos by WildOnTheFly

Trout Mecca Missoula - Part 1

First half of Trout Mecca Missoula

Trout Mecca Missoula - Part 2

In the second half of Trout Mecca Missoula we're down for some fly fishing via horseback along the upper Bitterroot. Then it's all about the Clark Fork as we examine the recovery effort and experience the successful restoration of this amazing dry fly fishery. There's a reason this is Trout Mecca!

Vintage WOTF - Swingin' For Steel 1

Here's a blast from the past! Nearly a decade ago we began fishing the remote Bell Irving, Nass and Damdochax rivers in Northern BC. This is a little known and very wild steelhead destination accessed and supported by a heli-skiing lodge. It was the venue for one of our first video efforts produced for television. We brought along Andy Murray, English Spey fisherman extraordinaire, in the hopes of filming this Atlantic salmon maestro catching his first steelhead. In Part 1 we dive into the angling and native sub-culture of British Columbia and get introduced to winter-conditions steelheading by outfitter Geoff Straight and our own double-hander veteran Vern Olson.

Vintage WOTF - Swingin' For Steel 2

It's cold and miserable but English salmon angler Andy Murray is used to this kind of weather. He's focused on catching his first steelhead, especially after he sees Vern Olson land an absolute hog only a few miles from the lodge on the Bell Irving River. The crew then decides to head up the Nass river by helicopter, pick up a cached raft and fly it further upstream to several tantalizing runs. The effort pays off as Andy and guide Jeff Straight find the mother lode. Our film ends with the boys reaching the confluence of the legendary Damdochax, where they decide to taste those fabled waters as well!