Solo Free Climber/Angler
This is something we believe fits completely in line with how people should view fly angling. Fly fishing can but doesn’t have to be an all inclusive or this or nothing type of sport. In fact quite the opposite. Whether snow shoeing, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking or just about any other outdoor sport, even rock climbing, fly fishing has a place alongside all of these. Written by Chris Van Leuven, this story embraces the relationship between rock and water in both sport and nature:
"It’s sunrise in Yosemite. The rising sun slowly casts light up the 3,000-foot mass of El Capitan directly across the Valley. Chad Shepard, John Lloyd and I begin climbing up The Gunsight, a steep and technical 600-foot route between Lower and Middle Cathedral Rocks. John and I have a rope, rack and climbing shoes. Thirty-seven-year-old Chad, a park local, is in tight-fitting sticky approach shoes. Around his waist is merely a chalk bag, tied on with a thin piece of cord. On his back, he wears a small pack with his fishing equipment."
Read the rest here Chad Sheppard, Climber/Angler…
Written by Chris Van Leuven
Photo by John Lloyd
Wild Reverence Film Tour
The Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to present, with support from Patagonia, a seven-city film tour featuring North Fork Studios/Shane Anderson’s Wild Reverence. In ten days the tour will kick off in Spokane and then head to Bozeman and Boise before making its way back for some west coast venues. The goal of the film and the tour is to raise awareness and a call to action to protect wild steelhead and their habitat.
Tickets for all the shows are available via Ticket River and links are provided below. Following the screening in Seattle there will be a tour wrap party hosted by Tini Bigs which is just a short walk from the theater.
This movie will put things into perspective for you if you have wondered or doubted the hype and reverse hype of how “good” the steelheading is in certain parts right now. Available on Vimeo on Demand as well.
original content North Fork Studios