Jamie-isms from Winged Reel on Vimeo.
Written/Produced/Edited By: Justin Dobson
Jamie-isms By: Jamie Keown
Over 3,200 people have now viewed our latest short “Freezin’” on Vimeo.com in the last 2 weeks. Thanks for all the kind words and support. Just so you don’t think we are getting too sappy, I’m releasing a “behind-the-scenes” short consisting of what was really said during filming. This short “Jamie-isms” takes a look at our most mentally enlightened contributor; Jamie Keown. Because he is a recovering redneck, I have added subtitles (interpretations are up to you). After reviewing several of the clips, I realized the nonsense that comes out of his mouth is actually quite amusing. No scripts here, just a little jack & dixie champagne and pure off-the-cuff “Jamie-isms”. He asked me to not make him look like an idiot. I did my best. Enjoy!
Freezin’ from Winged Reel on Vimeo.
Written/Narration/Production By: Justin Dobson
Film By: Justin Dobson, Jamie Keown & Matt Bornhorst
At it again, The WR crew with some thoughts on winter fishing and givin’ good reason to be freezin’. This film was shot over the course of three days in North Georgia. An overnight cabin stay turned into an extra night and a food shortage when Atlanta’s “Snowpocalypse” hit in late January. We at first felt cursed by our timing with the weather, looking back we were quite blessed. The trip had some extreme highs and low (not only in temperatures, but in meals and attitudes).
A lot of folks here in the Southeast hang it up when there is plenty of open water. Hope this short film inspires you to bundle up and get out before one of our favorite fishing seasons has passed you by.
WR 2013 Year in Review from Winged Reel on Vimeo.
Time flies when you’re having fun. It certainly did for the crew here at WR.
Written By: Justin Dobson
You know those fancy wildlife tags that are available to you at your local tag office? Yeah, the ones that you pay more to get initially and then a special tag fee each year to have it adorning your whip? Those fees go places, and Georgia House Bill 730 proposes a change to how much of those fees go where.
Currently when you purchase a wildlife tag, you pay a total of $80.00: $20 for the annual tag fee, $1 to the county tag agent, $10 to the sponsoring organization, and $49 to the state’s general treasury. When you renew that tag, you pay Continue reading
Written/ Photos By: Jamie Keown
I’m sure by now everyone is aware of the fact that Nomad Nets was acquired by Fishpond. The acquisition comes as no surprise as I felt like it was only a matter of time before a major player in the fly fishing industry figured out what an awesome product Nomad was cranking out. These nets are as solid as they come and after more than a year’s worth of abuse on the water the net is still as functional as the day it was purchased. There are times when companies that manufacture our favorite products are acquired by larger corporations and we instantly breakout into a cold sweat because in the back of our minds we know there’s a good chance that Continue reading
Bowdacious from Winged Reel on Vimeo.
Video By: Justin Dobson, Jamie Keown & Matt Bornhorst
Here is our new short. A summary of some “bowdacious” rainbows landed during the last few months of 2013. Enjoy the great scenery of the southeast and some slab rainbows. Thanks to Byron Bennett and Ryan Williams for being part of the video and joining us on a trip or two.
Written/Photo By: Jamie Keown
Mention the word winter to most folks and thoughts of cold depressing days, often filled with rain, snow, or a combination of the two instantly send cold chills down their body’s. It’s during these cold months that most spend their free time huddled around a warm fire silently counting the days until the first sign of spring arrives. For fly fishers, it’s no different. Winter is often when the rods are pushed aside to make room for the tying bench. Boxes are filled, lines are cleaned, and other loose ends are tied up in preparation for the coming warmer months. It’s no secret that winter fishing can be tough. Cold hands, icy guides, and lackadaisical fish, not willing to leave their holding spots all make the prospect of winter fishing even more disheartening. Never fear though. With proper planning and the right techniques, winter fishing can be some of the most productive fishing you’ll encounter.
When you decide to leave the warmth of your cozy fire and head to the stream, one of the most obvious but often overlooked components of cold weather fishing is Continue reading
Written/Photo By: Matt Bornhorst
My old felt-soled wading boots have been thrashed and trashed over the years and I was forced to retire them after many years of service. The uppers were stretched out to the point that when I tightened the laces, the eyelets on the left side and right side of the ankle would touch and the boots wouldn’t be tight enough to support my ankle or keep my toes from smashing into the ends of the boots on any downhill terrain.
I knew I wanted a heavy duty boot (I tend to be tougher on my gear than most) and I knew that I wanted a rubber sole instead of felt. With these requirements in mind, I began my quest to find Continue reading
Written/Photos By: Justin Dobson
Last year I had seen a random Instagram photo of someone fishing while wearing nitrile gloves and promoting their use as a simple and effective barrier against cold. I’d been meaning to put this idea to the test. My hands are prone to getting cold very easily, especially my fingers. A childhood spent waiting for the bus on snowy Northeastern mornings has later proved Mom was right, I should’ve worn gloves.
Last Wednesday was the frostiest morning of the season so far. Frost was so heavy it looked like snow. It was 24 degrees when I exited the car to suit up at near 9am. Only one other person was in the normally busy parking lot. I put on the gloves before my hands had a chance to catch a chill. Normally my biggest reason for not wearing gloves is the fact they Continue reading
Written By: Justin Dobson
I’ve said before that I feel fly fishing makes me a better person. It’s strange to me how many share this same thought. Why? Well I guess that answer may be different depending on who you ask. For me fly fishing lets me get outside to see beautiful places. It puts my imagination to work with “what ifs”. The excitement of when I trick a weary fish is something reminiscent of Christmas Day in my childhood. All of these things make me completely forget about all of the worries in my life. It soothes my soul and presses the reset button. It makes me stop to think what is really important. Even after failure on the stream I still leave feeling successful for what I accomplished during the day. And when I arrive home, I’m even more thankful for what I have to come home to.
Check out this video of someone who shares two of my favorite ideals. And give Austin Leonard a follow on Instagram (@theburrrprint)
El Arroyo from Tommy Penick on Vimeo.