Friday, January 4, 2013

A Deliberate Life

"A Deliberate Life" (Trailer) - Official Selection, IF4 2013 from IF4 on Vimeo.

As a fly fisher, I'm inspired by wild country and hidden waters. I'm turned on by lonely places where footprints in the gravel aren't shaped like wading boots, but by the creatures that live in these quiet, backcountry retreats.

It's rare that people inspire me.

But when they do, it's an acute inspiration ... the head-over-heels variety that floods my being with energy and moves me.

I'm inspired by the people who put together the new film, "A Deliberate Life." It's simply beautiful, and I think it touched me because the people it features are real people who have turned to fly fishing for many of the same reasons I did all those years ago. It's a film about passion... about love and devotion and faith. But first, it's a film about people who lean on fly fishing for their own salvation, and then find it in the waters they visit and the fish the love.

The film debuts tonight in Denver at the Fly Fishing Show (6:30 p.m. at the Denver Merchandise Mart). If you're anywhere close, this is a film you need to see. You'll leave the theater drunk on imagery, energized by what fly fishing can do for the soul and inspired ... by people.


  1. I haven't seen anything but the trailer so far and it's amazing. I did meet Grant Taylor at the FFS in Denver. What a nice guy!

  2. Hope you get to see the film, Howard... it's really great.