We are so grateful to have our article “Pursuing Esox” featured in this month’s online issue of This Is Fly Magazine! Jeff Brennan wrote the words and I took the photos! A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this project (the article and the documentary) possible! You all know who you are: Katie Blizzard, Brian Bergeson, Jon Bukowski, Kevin Ramirez, Brian Cadoret, Charlie Gordon, David Hegburg, Adam Silvis, Mike Ball, and Justin Damude! The list goes on and on and on, with too many to remember!
Check it out here: http://www.thisisfly.com/issue52_4.html?startPage=70&
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“Diaries Of A Musky Addict” is a teaser cut from the documentary “Pursuing Esox: Pike, Musky, and Pickerel On The Fly.” The documentary explores the cultural phenomena surrounding the world of Esox fishing on the fly–the tying, the boats, the people, and their obsessive lifestyles. “Pursuing Esox” is filmed and produced by Austin Green Weinstein (austingreenphotography.com), photography and filmmaking student at the Maryland Institute College of Art (portfolios.mica.edu/austingreenphoto) and founder of The Uncommon Angler (theuncommonangler.com)
This film has been made possible through the support of Charlie Gordon – Buffalo Shoals Guide Service (buffaloshoals.com), Pat Cohen – Super Fly (rusuperfly.com), Justin Damude – HIPTOTHESTRIP (hiptothestrip.com), David Hegburg – Streamer Junkies (streamerjunkies.weebly.com), and Ron Poehailos & John Jinishian – 3-TAND (3-tand.com).
A special thanks to Jeff Brennan, Katie Blizzard, Ty Loomis, Jon Zukowski, Rob Lepczyk, and Morgan Kupfer for helping me organize, and execute this project!
Music: “Super Heady Spiritual Gangster,” By Soohan (From the album, “Made In Baltimore”)
We would also like to thank Flymen Fishing Company, Great Feathers Fly Shop, Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman, Keystone Fly Fishing, Rip Lips Muskie Flies and CCA Maryland.
Fly tied by Austin Green
“Personally, fly tying is no longer just tying flies anymore, it’s constructing utilitarian sculptures–masses of synthetics and furs to create color fields and abstract planes and alternate dimensions. The meditation through which you enter the world of the fish you are pursuing; and the fly must be as beautiful as the fish as not to disgrace it’s being.”
An excerpt from Austin Green’s essay, “The Fly As An Utilitarian, Sculptural, Abstraction”
Video by Thomas Spencer
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