Trout and cold water fishes around the world are in peril. Dams and the removal of water for agriculture and other human uses is resulting in reduced water quality. Scientists with the Verhille Lab at Montana State University are exploring the requirements those fish have so humans can reduce impacts on aquatic environments.
The Wind River begins on the Wind River Indian Reservation just east of Togwotee Pass in Northern Wyoming. The river flows past Crow Heart before reaching Boysen Reservoir. When it exits Boysen Reservoir it plunges through the Wind River Canyon. Darren Calhoun, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, leads fly fishing expeditions through the canyon.
The Introduction: New Zealand’s Brown Trout Story
Fly fisherman and historian Jack Kós delves into the backcountry and the archives as he explores the introduction of brown trout to New Zealand. One hundred and fifty years since the first ova was hatched out near the Avon River, The Introduction reveals the efforts that brought trout to New Zealand and the challenges faced moving forward.
Energy & Intention
Heart attack survivor Ranga Perera discusses the value of quality health care and the importance the outdoors played in his recovery. Side Channel Productions worked alongside Brickhouse Creative to produce this film for Bozeman Health Foundation to raise capital for a new Intensive Care Unit at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Montana.
As Lincoln moves into a new era, residents Paul Roos and Karen Good reflect on its past and share their hopes and dreams for its future as a rural Montana town.
Postcard from Japan
Kyoto days. Osaka nights. Fun, food and hijinks in the Land of the Rising Sun.
A Railroad Town
Mike Fleming, 84, talks about model railroading, real trains and growing up in Livingston, Montana. A member of the Livingston Model Railroad Club, Fleming said the group celebrates the mystique of the railroad and strives for realism in its designs. Members meet Tuesday afternoons and Saturday nights in the old baggage building at the Livingston Depot, a restored 1902 Northern Pacific Railway station. The club runs model trains on more than 600 feet of meticulously designed track in settings representative of southwest Montana.
The Smith River flows for more than 60 miles through a remote and breathtaking canyon in central Montana. Visitors spend five days fishing and floating below the high cliffs. Side Channel Productions collaborated with Brickhouse Creative to capture the essence of the experience for Montana Angler.
An Ode To Baetis
Side Channel Productions filmed this short on the Madison River near Bozeman, Montana.
Gallatin Range: The Future of Our Backyard National Forest
Jenni Lowe Anker shares her passion for the Gallatin Mountain Range and why it deserves protection.
Side Channel Productions teamed up with Brickhouse Creative and El Encuentro Fly Fishing to produce this short film in Patagonia. Good times were had by all.
What's Special About Wilderness
Mack and Connie Long of Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfiitters discuss the magic of the wilderness and the collaborative efforts behind the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project.