Video: Extended Play – The Ethan Parsons Story

Fly fishing can be a powerful source of positivity and something that provides strength for anglers. A new film short from Waist Deep Media breaks down the story of Ethan Parsons and the value of fly fishing in his life.

From Waist Deep Media:

“The story of Ethan Parsons is a tale of the human spirit and the power of positivity.

Ethan suddenly lost the use of his lower body as a teenager due to a rare medical condition. Facing the very real prospect of not surviving a series of surgeries presented as the only option to alleviate his paralysis, Ethan decided to learn to live with the cards life dealt.

Fly fishing has become a saving grace for Ethan as he returns to the water and the sport he loves in this triumphant story.

The journey covers four fisheries brand new to Ethan. Five days of fishing lead to several species including; smallmouth, pike, rainbows, browns and even lahontan cutties.

Ethan’s contagious spirit will steal your heart and his message is one that transcends the sport of fly fishing.

Production, Cinematography and Edit by: Joey Mara @waistdeepmedia
Additional Cinematography: Hank Jones

Sponsors: Dryft, Trxstle, O’pros, Costa, Scheels

Special Thanks to:
Hank Jones
Marcia Balich
John Sidwell
Paula Sidwell”

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