A steelhead adventure. The planning, filming, editing and entire fly fishing adventure behind “Fall Run” is, hands down, my favorite T-Motion production yet. Six years after filming “Oregon Coast Steelhead”, Jeff Hickman, Jakob Lund and I met up for another steelhead quest on camera. We decided to take our chances and hit a new river, unknown to any of us. Against all possible odds, luck landed on our side. A high rising river, torrential downpour, and slime slick rocks made our navigation a gnarly mess. We were soaked head to toe, tripping and slipping along the river nearly all day. How I managed to keep my camera and gear from getting waterlogged is a mystery. It was wet! But, as any steelhead fisherman will tell you, it is the most typical weather you encounter on a river with big fish. Against the odds, we caught a few simply amazing fish. And one with a pretty darn good story. Hope you enjoy this film of fellowship and fish on unknown Pacific Northwest water. I sure enjoyed it! Thanks to my great fishing buddies at Fish the Swing and Salmonfly Syndicate for making it all happen. And thanks to the brave steelhead who made their way, half-way across the world, predators on their tails, and safely up this tiny inland river to my camera lens. Now that’s the adventure…there’s nothing like that.
“The successful operation of any video equipment, during Mother Nature’s moods and demanding conditions, from rain and snow to cold and darkness, requires days of preparation, a cool steady hand combined with the patience of a zen master and more than a smidgen of luck. Todd Moen’s talents flow with an ease that belies the work beneath.”