The award-winning historical documentary about the steelhead pioneers of California’s remote north coast. Winner of Sacramento International Film Festival 2009 Jury Award for Best Documentary. Includes 41-page color insert booklet with original writings from Russ Chatham, Peter Moyle, Jack Berryman and Conrad Calimpong. Narrated by Tom Skerritt.
At the turn of the 20th Century, a handful of pioneers carried their fly rods into California’s remote north coast and gave birth to a culture that would revolutionize their sport. For a select few, steelhead fly fishing became an obsessive pursuit without compromise.
Leading the pack was the mythical Bill Schaadt, an off-kilter angler famous for his ruthless pursuit to be "in the fish." The new endeavor was ruled by a demanding, unspoken code, which made "breaking in" almost as difficult as "breaking out."
By the early 1980s, the Golden State’s coastal fisheries found themselves caught in a spiraling decline. As California searched for its disappearing salmon and steelhead, these men foraged for their souls.
The "Rivers of a Lost Coast" DVD includes:
--The award-winning feature film
--Never before seen extra footage
--A beautiful 41-page color insert booklet with original writings from Russ Chatham, Peter Moyle, Jack Berryman and Conrad Calimpong.
What the Reviewers Say
"A Must-See." The Seattle Times
"... it's enough to make you cry." Napa County Register
"A film probably everyone should see." The San Francisco Chronicle
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Told a great story about the evolution of a fishery. Great historic footage and the participants were from both the environmental side as well as the sport fishing.