Well, as promised, I got the newest little film put together. It isn't anything special, but it gives a brief look into the life of someone who has pursued the little jewels of the Sierra's known as Golden Trout.
All of this footage was shot in 2007 while in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park. More specifically while we were in an area known as Evolution Valley. All of the fish filmed were caught on Evolution Creek. As you will see, the fish weren't all that big, largely because of sheer numbers in the stream. The populations were so high in fact, that the KCNP ranger told us to eat all that we could....yeah, he said that. For a trout fisherman it was almost sacrilege.
Please understand that we don't condone eating the fish under normal conditions. However, given the circumstances it seemed that the ranger knew what he was talking about. In fact, in about four hours time, we caught in excess of 500 fish ranging from 6-8 inches with the occasional monster 10-11 inch fish. So, you can understand why they wanted some of them consumed.
With that said, here is the flick....I hope you enjoy it and that it leaves you longing to walk the granite of the Sierra's in search of your own gold.....
Well, that is it for now. I have some more studying to do and more footage to work on. I think the next short film in the works will a day on the water with clients fishing for Steelhead on the famed "Steelhead Alley." Check back soon for some new material.
Until then, tight lines and good shooting!
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Flybum Media Productions