ANADROMOUS NOW Part 1 | The Sustainable Angler
Featuring the work of the Squamish Streamkeepers and local anglers rebuilding the herring population in False Creek. 2019 marks the seventh year the herring have returned with fish up to 12 inches returning for the 4th year to spawn on the artificial ell grass, which helps to mitigate the habitat loss and water quality issues these fish face in False Creek ( Senakw ) .
5 minute short film
1 minute social media story
ANADROMOUS NOW Part 2 | The Avid Angler DNA Sampling Program
1 minute social media story
Citizen science plays a crucial role in local Chinook salmon stock assessment. Thanks to Jason Assonitis and local guides like Bon Chovy Fishing Charters we have a better understanding angler impact and how to design future fisheries policy that leverages the power of science and local expertise to inform sustainable management. Angling has a long history in British Columbia and at times like these, our local anglers’ understanding of complex natural systems are key to planning for the future, and ensuring we have this vital resource for generations to come.
ANADROMOUS NOW Part 3 | The Artistry of Angling – Trailer
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Art Lingren over the last two years and I’m grateful to him for allowing me into his life and a glimpse into his creative process. I hope to capture a little of it here. I’m looking forward to sharing more of Art’s writing and book design, fly tying, drawing and painting, photography, and his inculcation of fly fishing philosophy. .
Angling Artistry – Frenzyflies – Andre Stepanian
ANADROMOUS NOW 2020 PREVIEW
Anadromous- literally ‘ up- running or back- running” fish migrate back and forth from the marine environment to freshwater. The estuary- where land becomes liquid, where the river fades into the sea – is the point of balance, transformation, and evolution. As wild anadromous salmon return to their home rivers this Fall, think about what role you want them to play in the future and what you can do to help make that a reality.
Patterns in nature. That change on the horizon is approaching. The challenges now facing salmon and steelhead cannot be overstated, it is now or never for Anadromous fish across British Columbia. The juxtaposition of fly fishing for Salmon in urban environments underscores the changes we’ve forced on these lands, and the scope of the problem we face today.
THE ANGLING EXPERIENCE
The artistry of angling, the integration of direct experience, science, and art form is reflected in so many facets fly fishing, besides the angling itself. From fly tying and entomology, to bamboo rod design, to wooden net and boat building, to writing, painting, poetry, photography, films, music and pod-casts, to product design, material design and even guiding. Embodying the total angling experience and capturing the unique spirit of each place is the ultimate goal of all of our endeavours. The memories and emotions connected to fishing, family, the ocean, and the land are some of the most powerful and meaningful and lasting- and so they are the locus of our creative direction and stories. More than ever- conservation, catch and release, and engagement in environmental issues affecting us all are informing our projects and how we conduct them. #theanglingexperience
Join us at first light during the Summer and Fall as we stalk salmon on the saltwater flats of Vancouver’s North Shore, with fly rods and film cameras. Fly fishing and filming at the early golden hour, just five minutes from Downtown Vancouver. This is some of the most challenging fly fishing for salmon you’ll find anywhere – anywhere. Sight fishing at it’s most extreme. Our morning wades can last up to three or four hours, depending on the size of the tide. Contact us directly to arrange a trip.