Filed under: Angling, Wilderness Heroes | Tags: Angling, fly fishing, Hugh Falkus, Slamo the Leaper
Hugh Falkus was a WWII airplane pilot, writer,naturalist, film maker, and most importantly angler. An inspiration to generations of anglers he published several books on fishing including Salmon Fishing and Sea Trout Fishing which established him as “the father of modern sea trout fishing,” and had a huge impact on modern spey casting.
While working for the BBC Films Natural History Unit, Falkus also produced and wrote many films. One of which I have come across, Salmo the Leaper posted here in its entirety for your viewing pleasure, covers the natural history of the Atlantic salmon along with some great insight and footage of catching one on the fly while properly wearing a waxed canvas jacket.
*All of the parts to this film are great, but if you want what is probably the best moment go to 11:30 on Part 2 of the film.
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