Discover the story of two Michigan natives + adventurers and their 500-mile, fossil-free journey across the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the route of Line 5, a 63-year-old pipeline that threatens our inland waters and Great Lakes.
Through the lens of adventure, personal stories, and natural beauty, this film highlights the ecosystems and livelihoods that are at risk and inspires all to take action within their own lives.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/180241401
In partnership with:
Made possible through the generous support of:
Patagonia, Inc www.patagonia.com
Founders Brewing Company www.foundersbrewing.com
Cherry Republic www.cherryrepublic.com
Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District www.crystalriveroutfitters.com
The Wild Steelhead Coalition, Patagonia, and award-winning filmmaker Shane Anderson have teamed up to produce a new film series called Steelhead Country. The six-episode series explores the rise and fall of angling for wild steelhead in Washington State – from the heydey of steelheading on the Puyallup River to the litany of legendary rivers that are now closed throughout Puget Sound, including the mighty Skagit. Follow along as Steelhead Country explores the past, present, and hopeful future for this iconic species.
Washington is Steelhead Country, the epicenter of the wild steelhead world. For generations, Washingtonians have been raised with a fishing rod in their hands and a love of steelhead in the hearts. This passion has proven infectious and inspired anglers from all corners of the globe to make the pilgrimage to the state’s famed waters in search of wild grey ghosts, some reaching sizes found in few other places on earth. But while the allure of Washington’s majestic wild steelhead continues to grow, regrettably the state’s steelhead stocks have suffered the opposite fate, as their numbers have plummeted to a fraction of their once great abundance.
Steelhead Country dives deep into how Washington’s mismanagement of its iconic State Fish has caused the precipitous decline of its wild steelhead populations. Moreover, Steelhead Country encourages the state to move toward a more sustainable, conservation-oriented management model for wild steelhead – a model that preserves angling opportunity while also helping restore and sustain wild runs for future generations. It’s not too late to bring them back.
Stay tuned for the full series coming in September.
The Estream is about the size of a water bottle and weighs less than 2 pounds. Once submerged in running water, the turbine rotates and generates electricity that gets stored in the Estream’s built-in 6,400mAh battery, which takes about 4.5 hours to fully charge. A full battery should be able to charge up to three smartphones or action cameras. Estream claims that it’s able to charge devices twice as fast as a regular outlet thanks to a quick-charge function read more …….
As we move from summer into fall this is one of the prime bite periods for the Esox Lucius, other wise known as Pike. River Pike become active as water temps start to drop in the late summer, and really feed aggressively on baitfish patterns. Especially top water flies, with baitfish profiles. Here is a Northern Pike we found this week. Also below is an impressive video by Austin Green. It’s 25 mins long, but well worth the watch. If you don’t follow Austin on the social feeds, I would suggest finding him and watching his work, he does some amazing things with the lens.
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Some amazing footage once again by Todd Moen
So guiding here in Northern Michigan we have our share of bugs. Especially bugs that like to bite. But this short video showing some of the bugs (especially the ones that bite), the boys encountered on their South America journey. I’m not sure I’m Man enough to handle.