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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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"Raising the Ghost"

I am writing to mention a new DVD I just watched. Although it is not a book I did not know where to place this post, so I placed it here. This Video captures the essence of fishing for wild steelhead in British Columbia. There is super footage of the hard core steelhead bums taking steel on the dead drift dry fly. Central to this video is the theme and commentary "the preservation of wild steelhead." Appearing as mentors among others are; Tom Morgan,Keith Stonebraker, Bob Clay and Denise Maxwell. I believe this will become one of the classics of the new fishing genre. Five percent of the profits from the sales go to Wild Steelhead Conservation. A link would be www.flyboysfishing.com

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You must be joking, right??????
Sorry the footage of the notables is awsome but classic or even the `essence of BC steelheading` it is not.

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ummmm, well the this clip looks intriguing to me, and seems to to encapsulate somethin BC.
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Just reminded me of dimestore fisherman goes steelheading
A clip can be decieving, but dont take my word for it go out and buy a copy!

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Just reminded me of dimestore fisherman goes steelheading
A clip can be decieving, but dont take my word for it go out and buy a copy!
true dat .... ooooops


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Seems odd

that someone would buy what is available on utube for free.
Pretty cool footage none the less. You're right though, topwater steelhead is pretty common in BC
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I had heard some good feedback on this video's release, but based on what I briefly saw from my lurking online it hasn't met my expectations. I am still looking forward to borrowing it from a friend.
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Sadly though,

I think this kind of thing only reinforces those instant gratification junkies, after some testosterone fueled adrenaline rush. Nowhere does the film mention the incredible commitment most steelheaders make to learning the traditions and ethics that make this pursuit so special. Additionally I suspect that the film was a means to score a helicopter trip to the headwaters of the Skeena. The conservation message was a bit thin and I am weary of the " bros taking grip and grins" thing.

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I second what Kaptain Kruk and Caihlen said!
Ipod on the Skeena-Sacrilege

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Thumbs down Yea Brah! Heads on a Dry Fly

What a joke. Fly Boyz is exactly what we get when the Gen X'ers put down the bong and Wii and take up "flyfishing" for steelhead. Doesn't surpise me one bit that this thing was born in Bozeangles. I'm all for attracting new blood to the storied and history rich tradition of pursuing steelhead on a fly, as it is in the species best interest to have true friends. Sad thing is, the "newbies" I observed over the past several years seemingly could care less about tradition and conservation. More interested in catching fish and capturing the moment on some cheesy video ( and what play list they have spooled up for the run they are fishing). In 100% agreement with Bruce, Ipods on the steelhead river are sacrilege. WTF? Really want to make a difference. Send a donation directly to one of the reputable conservation groups looking out for wild steelhead and salmon and write your representatives.
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I thought the film was mildly entertaining. Not what I consider the esssence of BC steelheading but anyone can shoot a video of their adventures, I guess. Its even easier to be a critic. Certainly seemed they had a great time and put in some good effort. Good for them. I enjoy fishing for steelhead with the swung fly (I put alot of effort in with the dry) and being from the East Coast I truly enjoy applying Atlantic Salmon techniques and flies. I agree you gotta join a group that fights for conservation. What do I know though since I am only a Gen X'er

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I miss the "Ol' Traditional" steelheading photos with 36 fish hanging from a stick, black and white photos, guys in white shirts and ties grinning with their kill. BUt dont listen to an I-pod "by God" in Skeena country.
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Wasn't thrilled with this film. I enjoyed watching the interviews with some of the known names of steelheading, but otherwise, the film was underwhelming.
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Sucks?

I just watched the trailer for it to see what it was about....looks interesting enough but I certainly wouldn't spend my money on it. Bad message to it when the one guy says "it sucks not catching fish"

Plus it kind of reminds me of those bass fishing show with all their hooting and hollering when they hook a fish...
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Its decent entertainment...not the best film ever, but who cares, its about fishing. Easily better than watching reruns, golf, fox news or some other crap.
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