Published Jul 20. 2012 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2015

Thanks To You!

The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the Fish On project is done and Travis Swartz can now move forward in the process of producing the film about men fly-fishing as a part of the process recovering from cancer.

Thank the lord our Kickstarter fundraising campaign is done and we can now move forward in the process of producing our film. I want to take a quick moment to thank each of you who are following the progress of Fish On - A Reel Retreat and an extra HUGE thanks to all who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign. The Global Fly Fisher community (especially Martin) have been very generous to us and we look forward to continuing to share our experience with all of you.

Goal accomplished! - The Kickstarter goal has been met with a margin, and the project is rolling
Goal accomplished

We'll be shooting some footage on the Middle Fork of the Boise River, near Boise, Idaho this weekend and will share a few of those shots soon. The Middle Fork is a freestone river with mostly 12" fish but can, if you know some sweet spots, produce some bows in the 18" range. It's an awesome place for dry fly enthusiasts (which is all of us right?) because you can have great success with hoppers, attractors, and other gynormous flies that are about the size of a small dog. I love fishing a size 22 BWO but it's a heck of a lot easier to follow my size 2 Attractor. Seriously, the fish on the Middle Fork would come up and try to eat a kitten if one was floating by. It's awesome.

I also love the Middle Fork because it's a hell of a beautiful place to find yourself in. You're surrounded by tall, swaying pine trees, the water is crystal clear, canyon rock formations are towering and jagged and there's more than one sandy beaches that typically play host to an attractive lady or two. Sorry ladies, those sandy beaches are also typically home to shirtless men whom should really be wearing a shirt.

Our trip to the Middle Fork will give Reese and I time to capture great images and plenty of nice fish. It will also be an opportunity for us to talk and explore the many story lines we hope to follow in the film. Now that we are less focused on funding, we can get into the nitty gritty (the details) of our story and our creative point of view. There are many ways in which to allow a story to unfold and I very much look forward to facing the challenge of how best to bring these stories to the big screen.

The Middle Fork is not a trophy trout stream and is not typically thought of as one of Idaho's famous rivers. However, if you're ever in the Boise, Idaho area in the middle or end of July and the flows are below 1,000cfs, you should consider a quick trip up there.

Thanks once again! Keep following our progress!



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