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Wow. I think i’m finally back among the living, or at least cognizant five days after the almighty Drake Fly Fishing Film Tour. It was a rare night out for my wife and i, and we both had the hangovers to prove it the next day.

It was crazy pulling up to the Alamo and seeing the “Sea of Khaki” hanging out pre show strolling by all the vendor booths. Something i would expect to see in Colorado or Idaho, but here in Austin…too cool. All the FF scene seemed to be there, the Gruene Outfitters crew, Fly Fish Chick, Alvin Dedeaux, and pretty much anyone else that has ever tossed line in the Texas Republic.

All was great until my wife and i realized we had missed the line up call for our theater. We were pretty much the last ones in the sold out theater which meant sitting in the second row. DAMN. In the past when this has happened to me i’ve simply left, i can’t imagine anything worse in a theater than sitting inside the screen. Luckily my wife calmed me down with reassuring words, food and wine. And seriously now, once Leslie’s trailer aired it was hard to be upset about anything.

I came in super excited about the Felt Soul Media clip until I realized that it was exactly the same clip seen on the web and even linked to on this site. There were a lot of cool videos, but by FAR my favorite was the clip from the upcoming “Drift”. The clip was the segment shot in Kashmir, India. While all the other movies seemed to be “cool music + cool strikes” this clip actually had some story and monologue that kept my tipsy head engaged for the duration of the showing. Anyway, i’ll be buying it for sure.


By the end when i was paying my rather large tab and feeling a little to mature for my own good, after all…i just sat through a fly fishing film fest, i suddenly had the opportunity to regain some of my youthful idiocy. The people sitting to our right had ordered and left practically a full bottle of decent red wine. In between them leaving and the clean up crew arriving i did a simple roll cast with my appendage and brought a 3/4 full bottle of wine to hand which i quickly poured into my water bottle before making a quick exit.

I blame the Fly Fishing Film Tour, for the youthful act of spontaneity, the hangover, and the incredibly decadent night i had, friends, fish, food, wine and all.

Thank you to everyone that made it happen. I’d do it all again…next year.

I took a camera meaning to take some shots, i did, but they were the wrong kind.

FISH EYE 4 “Through Anglers Eyes” from Mikey Wier on Vimeo.

Hey, who doesn’t love watching people catch fish? I want that drift boat by the way.

Man these guys crank out some great stuff. I just recently watched three of their other shorts that i purchased and think they pretty much are alone in the fly fishing video realm. Not quite what Mooshine Conpiracy  is for surf films, but getting there quickly…REALLY quickly.

Eastern Rises | teaser from felt soul on Vimeo.


It’s been months that i’ve been waiting to see the film “Red. Gold” and the credits just rolled minutes ago. It’s close to 1AM which is the latest i’ve been up in a long time, but i simply could not stop watching the movie that finally showed up in my mailbox just today.

I’m feeling so restless and aggravated right now that i don’t even know what to do with myself. It will never cease to amaze me how some, myself included, can look at a mountain, river, forest, wave, etc. and see it for the beauty that it holds within, while others simply see profit margins, gross returns and such. I wish they weren’t apart of my world, greedy motherfuckers, but we have to find some way to get along i guess.

The following quote is taken from the Feltsoul Media Blog,  home to the creators of this amzing movie.

 “On November 14, 2008, Ben and I stood before 500 people at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to show Red Gold [what an honor].  On the very same day, just a block away from the theater in the Bureau of Land Management building, President’s Bush’s staff put out a Record of Decision for the Bristol Bay Area Management Plan.  It opened nearly 2 million acres of federal land surrounding the Pebble Site to mining exploration.  2 million acres.  So while citizens continue to battle development of the Pebble mine on Alaskan State land, we now face the worst – Pebble amidst a mining district in the heart of the world’s largest remaining sockeye salmon fishery.  When the Obama administration comes into office, our leaders of change will have 30 days to reverse this decision”

Check out the sight, ask for a change to this horrendous decision, order wild fish and think about what you can do to reverse this giant selfish wheel of “progress”.

I for one promise to start tomorrow on creating a poster to plaster around town bringing attention to this ticking time bomb. Let me know what you think and what you will do.