Two hours outside of our nation’s capital, the Shenandoah Valley offers an incredibly diverse, and largely unheralded, freshwater fishery. Seldom are native mountain brook trout and large spring creek rainbows and browns in such close proximity to some of the best smallmouth, carp, and musky fishing in the country. Twin brothers, Brian and Colby Trow, are determined to use their love of fly fishing together to make a name for the sport in their native state of Virginia. More than ten years and one nasty economic recession later, Brian and Colby understand the risks and costs of running a small business. Success often takes long hours and time away from family, but it is time on the water together that keeps them going strong.
TwoFisted Heart Productions: (TFHP) is a film and photography business based in the Washington, D.C.-metro area. TFHP specializes in short films and promotional storytelling. Owners Nick and Kami Swingle are avid outdoorsmen, whose careers as a management consultant and graphic designer provide them unique perspective as photographers and filmmakers. TFHP’s work has been featured in the 2013 & 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour (North America), the 2014 RISE Film Tour (Europe, New Zealand, and Australia), and the 2014 Lookout Wild Film Festival, as well as a number of websites, magazines, and catalogs. TFHP’s film, Blood Knot, was named both Best Freshwater Film and Film of the Year at the Drake Magazine’s 2014 Film Awards, the highest film honors given in the fly fishing industry.