This video was made in memory of the beloved Jeremy Brooks, a fisherman, guide and extraordinary friend. His life was interrupted in a tragic accident three years ago on his way to the overseas guide.
A few weeks ago, Jeremy and I started what we did not know was our last fishing trip. Camping for a month, we set out to find some of the elusive heads of the Olympic Peninsula and prepare Jeremy for the pre-run season with both hands. The trip was intended to be a comprehensive way to teach him casting spey and the art of swinging a fly while doing what we did best – crashing the fish and stepping out of our comfort zone in search of a extraordinary. We filmed it as what would serve as a springboard for a pair of avid international fly fishing guides at the start of their careers.
Although it is not the wrapping of flying fishing that we imagined, the sights stand out as something completely different, capturing our thoughts and highlights from the trip and preserving its memory beyond those who were fortunate enough to be close to it. For those of you who knew Jeremy, through his direction, fishing or otherwise, I hope you can get the comfort I get from this filming. And for those who have not done so, it is a chance to hear a unique perspective on a fishery that is quite important at the moment and to meet the man who was the inspiration for many people, including me.