Friday, September 22, 2017

Water Cycle, Chapter 1 - River Bikefishing for Steelhead (a film by Blackburn Design)

Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design has created WATER CYCLE, a new film project. The project follows different people who use a bicycle to help them further explore their relationship with water, in all its forms.

Chapter 1: River — Bikefishing for steelhead

In this first chapter, we follow Brian Ohlen, an avid fisherman and hunter from Montana.  Brian also has a passion for cycling, and he combined the two by loading his waders, tackle, and rod onto his bike, to go in search of Steelhead along the rivers on the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico.  The best Steelhead fishing happens to be in the dead of winter.  Brian faced nearly constant rain, snow, and ice for a chance to spend but a moment with one of these elusive creatures.  Along the way, he found some beautiful quiet moments and the simple joys that life on a bike can bring.

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  1. I’ve always thought about putting my fly gear on my bike and riding to some spots on the Cuyahoga along the Towpath. Now I have the incentive.