Trailer: “Swing North” from Mikey Wier Explores Salmon, Steelhead, Fly Fishing, and Environment on California’s North Coast

Mikey Wier and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival have unveiled a new trailer for a film that highlights environmental crises on the Eel River in California, effecting salmon, steelhead, anglers and more.

From the filmmaker:

“Hidden behind deep gray fog, California’s North Coast is one of the most pristine habitats in the state. But the thick redwood forests and slate green rivers were almost devastated by the impact of industry. Once hosting runs of more than a million salmon and steelhead, the annual fish counts on the Eel River now often number less than 1,000. Yet, the salmonids persist. In recent years, signs of a recovery ripple through the waters. In Swing North, fishermen Mikey Wier and Jason Hartwick hook into the growing population of wild winter run steelhead on the Eel. With appearances by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Shane Anderson, director of Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelheads’ Last Stand, the two discover a river that holds hope for one of California’s great remaining wild fisheries. Only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2014!

To learn more about what our friends at CalTrout are doing on the Eel River and other rivers on the north coast, visit caltrout.org”

To check out more from the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, please click here.

To check out more from CalTrout, please click here.



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