Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rivers of a Lost Coast

My chum got me switched onto the old school steelhead anglers of America's West. They were true pioneers in fly fishing. Back in the 30s and 40s the rivers were stacked tight with these big, chrome anadromous rainbow trout. The country was wild and the people were hard and fascinating. Many Americans will tell you that they lack depth of history compared to Europe; it's a younger place, after all. Picking up from Russell Chatham's book "The Angler's Coast", this film captures a valuable piece of American heritage. It also gives stark warning, as today many of these great rivers are devoid of life. Will we take notice? Tom Skerritt narrates.


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