Thinking beyond what you learned in the "how to" books of the past often results in some cool fly concepts. Skagit Master 3 features a few modern patterns and the steelheaders who tie them: Hannah Belford, Tom Larimer, Eric Neufeld, Jeff Hickman, Ed Hepp and of course Scott Howell, Ed Ward and Jerry French.
A series of underwater studies examine light and dark flies in various water and light conditions. A flow tank is used to present each pattern in a controlled environment.
Filmed in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Skagit Master 3 is the third production in the five part Skagit Master series.
ABOUT THE FILMAKER:
Jeff Mishler directed national television commercials for twelve years while maintaining his addiction to steelhead fishing. Four seasons in Kamchatka and running a guide business took a toll on the life and times of the veteran film director. In 2004, the fishing won the professional tug of war and he settled back into his hometown of Portland, Oregon with his wife and family where he runs New Water Media. Jeff’s writing and photography is published in The Drake, Fly Rod and Reel, Grays Sporting Journal, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Salmon and Steelhead Journal.