WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE 30 DAY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR
"OUR TWO HANDS"
PLEASE VISIT THE PAGE, WATCH THE TRAILER, READ THE STORY, REVIEW THE REWARD TIERS AND
CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE OF THIS FILM.
We have spent the last 6 months documenting the passionate community fly anglers, interviewing leaders in conservation, and capturing the complicated, urgent and alternative issues that surround the Salmon and Steelhead. With your help we believe we can bring a greater awareness to not only the fishing communities, but a much larger audience. This film is entrenched with true emotion and realistic views on what the future holds for these fish if there is no change, as well as the creative ways people and fish are going around the stagnant, poisonous management policies that have stood firm in steelhead country for years.
We are gearing up to launch a Kickstarter campaign for our new film. The campaign will feature a theatrical trailer from our first few rounds of filming in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some stills from the first round of shooting in Oregon with Mia and Marty Sheppard of Oregon Steelhead / Little Creek Outfitters, Brian Silvey of Silvey's Fly Fishing, Tom Larimer of Larimer Outfitters to name a few. Take a look at the Kickstarter preview to get an idea about the project and the amazing reward tiers.
From the Kickstarter...
"Our Two Hands" is an investigation into our societies complex and intimate relationship to fly fishing for Salmonids. How did we arrive at this crossroads of conservation and sportsmanship and what are the creative alternatives to the currently flawed management practices for Salmon and Steelhead?
Please help us create awareness of the campaign
starting June 23rd and concluding on July 23rd.
STAY TUNED 3 DAYS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN GOES LIVE FOR A PREVIEW LINK TO THE KS. GET A HEAD START ON MAKING YOURSELF AWARE OF THE PROJECT AND GETTING TO KNOW THE REWARD TIERS.
- None of this would be possible without our sponsors -
Simms Fishing, R.L. Winston Fly Rod Company, Farlex Reels, Goal Zero, Coalatree Organics, Scientific Anglers & Airflo
Fly fishing has forever been personified by tweed hats, spectacles, fat wallets and private property. The “sport” which was once for the wealthy and well to do has evolved into a broad spectrum of adventuring anglers in search of a unique experience with fly rod in hand. My favorite part about the fly fishing lifestyle is the places it brings me and the people and environments that characterize those places. I have found myself more and more putting down the fly rod and picking up the camera to document what makes fly fishing so special to me.
I fish and travel because of my attraction to the process of fly fishing. The planning, scouting, surprises and unknowns. I love to document what leads up to catching that big fish and what emotions follow after it is released. At this point for me and the other guys I fish with, catching a fish is a bonus. I once heard someone say, “Catching fish is the goal, but not the point”. The “point” has much more to do with injecting ones self into the environment and succumbing and adhering to process.
Fly fisher people hold themselves to a code of ethics or a way of doing things. At the foundation of my code, is the health and well being of the fish and it’s habitat. In my short lifetime I have seen streams that were once healthy turn to sterile, channelized irrigation ditches. More and more these places are viewed as resources and their intrinsic values are thrown to the wind. The fish are for harvest, the water is for power, drinking, and the waterways are for transport and commerce. Our rivers and fish are valuable within themselves. The communities that line the river bank are the stewards of these places and act as the voice of the rivers and fish. The environmental issues and communities need a platform in which to find common ground and start problem solving.
We have been investigating the communities and the science surrounding Steelhead and Salmon returns in western North America. The fly fishing guides, shop owners, conservationists, common folk and politicians are all fighting for current and future management of the water ways and Steelhead and Salmon in the region. Fisheries programs, dams, and politics are a few of the threats to finding a sustainable solution for these majestic fish and the communities and small scale economies that rely on their health and well being.
You always have to be ready and rolling when working on a project like this. Whether it’s someone hooking a fish, saying something important or documenting wildlife, the camera has to be charged and ready. It takes preparation and power to keep equipment rolling and charged while hiking up remote tributaries, cruising at 35 MPH on jet boats and long days shooting on the water. The PNW in the winter is a wet place and direct sunlight is hard to come by. We relied on what little sunlight we had to power our devices. Our 4am wake-up times, dark packing sessions, sunrise and sunset time lapses and shoot set ups all depended on light and power. Without our Goal Zero gear we would be wet, cold and out of juice. Goal Zero keeps us lit, powered and focused on capturing the story and narrative during this complex project.
Guest post written by Asher Koles of Bloodknots.com
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