Summer Haze Part 1
In Summer Haze, acclaimed film maker Robert Thompson celebrates the rebirth of warm water fly fishing in America's Upper Midwest. Long overshadowed by the cold water attractions of Trout and Salmon in the eyes of the ardent fly angler, warm water species such as Large and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Musky are shown to provide just as much of a challenge and ultimately just as much fun as their illustrious cousins. The film intertwines the stories of various enthusiasts and guides based on or around the lakes and rivers of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri and shows just how diverse the fishing can be. From the urban lake front of downtown Chicago where Bob Rogers has been fishing for over 30 years but is still bemused by the capricious nature of Lake Michigan's Smallmouth Bass, to the unspoilt wilderness of the Manistee River where Dave Barkman runs a busy tackle shop and is out guiding over 100 days a year. He's adamant that in the warmer summer months you can't beat the excitement you get when a large Northern Pike crashes on to your fly. To watch Summer Haze now, just login or join
Summer Haze Part 2
Part 2 of Summer Haze continues its celebration of the much overlooked delights of warm water fly fishing in the American Upper Midwest. We join Brad Bohen, who fishes and guides on the lakes and rivers of Sawyer County in North Wisconsin, he likes to fish for Musky and he's rather good at it, holding a number of line records, including one of 51 inches, but he's pretty good at catching Pike and Bass too. Ron "Tank" Urkuski and his buddy Matt Haley are out on a small river in north east Michigan, the water is so shallow and clear they can see the Pike sitting right under the boat, but it's actually a Smallmouth that succumbs to the irresistible allure of Ron's fly. They are convinced that their home state offers the best fishing to be found anywhere in the US. Mike Schultz, who runs his own outfitters, has also been been "won over" and you can see why, as we share the excitement that he and his fellow guide James Hughes enjoy during a couple of days on the river. All these guys are avid fly fishers and whilst they haven't turned their backs on Trout fishing, have had their eyes opened to the fact that in warmer conditions and warmer water, casting your fly to the more predatory species is a whole lot of fun. To watch Summer Haze Part 2 now, just login or join
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