Obsession – Fly Fishing for Big Brown Trout in Oregon

Here it is… Mountain Made Media spent over five months filming and fishing for these trout to produce this film; researching and patterning them, trying to target large, predatory fish. It’s an obsession that you can’t control, when you begin to think about the “small factors” and how large of a role they can play, in your success on the water.

We’re a few young guys, who have a passion for fly fishing, and conveying our experiences. It’s been our joy to film these amazing fish, in the beautiful places they live; a true once in a lifetime experience!

This, is our OBSESSION and we couldn’t be more excited to bring it to you all!

“37” hits the dirt

I was fortunate enough to take “37” on August 27th at 9 yards. I talked to the local biologist, Corey Heath; he informed me that here in central Oregon, the purple tag indicates an animal that has been tagged because of an incident.

On December 10, 2012, 37 and a non-typical buck were locked after fighting and getting their antlers locked with rope in them; the biologist believed that one of the bucks had become tangled then began fighting with the other buck. When the bio arrived, the non-typical buck was dead.
He tranquilized 37, they cut the other buck off his rack, tagged him and aged him between 4.5 and 6.5 years old and then sent him on his way, with a new piece of jewelry. Biologist Heath also said that his face was cut up as well as his hear…you can see how they healed in the photo.
I shot the buck 2-3 miles from where he was tagged, so he wasn’t traveling too far between winter and summer areas.

Pretty cool to know the details on this awesome animal; I truly feel blessed to have harvested 37, to have hundreds of photos of him and now even know what happened to him before I knew he was around. Blessed I am!




Updates from the River

We have been hunting lately…hunting browns!

There is a special moment during the early hours of a new day, just as the sun crests over the pines; the only sounds being the singing of a meadowlark, perched overhead, the water flowing gently over fallen logs and the whisper of the fly line gliding back and forth through the cold morning air.


Solid 23″ Brown



24″ Beauty



Spot Hogg Sight Setup

What is your sight setup? How many pins are you running?

My Spot-Hogg Archery Products Hogg Father has five; four .o19’s with the bottom being a .010…which is great when I adjust the sight out past 60 yards. This configuration is going to be the ticket; the ability to pull up and shoot from 20-60 yards, but still be able to adjust housing for further distances and shoot them off the smaller .010 pin.
– Joe