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A Steelhead Family

A personal favorite documentary short that provides insight into what it may be like to grow up among generations of rod builders and steelhead anglers in British Columbia

From the Vimeo description:

“What if fishing was so important that you would change your life to pursue it? You would focus your entire life around it and raise your family to appreciate every aspects of the sport for themselves. “A Steelhead Family” walks you through a few days in the lives of the Clay family (Bob, Jed, Kaili, Kathy & Kateri), who have done just that. Headed by bamboo rod builder Bob Clay, this accomplished steelheading family makes the sport of spey casting look easy while illustrating the importance of the survival of these great fish in BC, Canada. A true fishing family in one of the last wild Steelheading strongholds left on earth.”

Created, edit, directed and produced by: Andrew Hardingham – Ubiquitous water Media”

Savary Island Orca Encounter

A neighbor up at Bliss Landing recorded this encounter they had with an Orca one morning and I can’t even imagine what the whale is trying to communicate with this seemingly threatening behavior. I would have very likely required a change of pants. The two men in the boat were on their way to set some crab pots off of Savary Island. This is a crabbing location I am very familiar with and just finished pulling my own pots out of there less than two weeks ago.

Inside Passage Boat Camping

Bliss Landing June 2011

Jade and I had an amazing trip to my father’s summer-house in Bliss Landing BC.  We were up there from June 16th through the 24th and were lucky enough to share time at the house with my Dad before he left on 20th, leaving us to our books and oysters.  While he was there we spent many hours in his fishing boat setting crab pots that returned more crab then we were legally allowed to keep, prawn pots that held over a hundred, delicious spot prawns, and I also managed to reel in a nice size ling cod while we were trolling for salmon.  The spot prawns were the big winner as far as I’m concerned.  They are beautiful, medium size prawns that don’t require any de-veining as they spend their wild lives in some of the cleanest water in the world and taste like lobster. We saw Orca whales and Jade and I saw a young black bear scatter up a tree about ten feet from our golf cart (the preferred mode of transportation while on the property).  I already miss the easygoing life we had for the short time we were there and hope to make it up again later this summer.   I’ve posted most of our photos on my Wild Coasts Flickr.