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Chasingscale.com: a gateway for creativity

Attn: writers, photographers, film makers and artists

We’re looking for aspiring, enthusiastic, up-and-coming and unique individuals! Chasingscale.com is a fun and exciting platform for fish-minded individuals to share creativity when it comes to all things fishing. We love to fish. We love to explore. And we love creativity. Chasingscale.com is the ultimate blend! Whether it’s capturing that moment of a lifetime, telling a heartfelt story or expressing a heated opinion on a specific conservation issue, we want to shout your message from the mountain tops. Submit your creative work and who knows, you just might see your work showcased here on chasingscale.com for the world to see.

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The Back Cast

Recent creative work by Chasing Scale

DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
"Meanwile, Out West" Fly Fishing Western Australia   Read the Story
DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
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DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts
The dirty DIY debate
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The Hook Set

Creative pursuits meant to grab your attention

Follow the Journey

We go to the ends of the earth to chase fish. From the Patagonian steppe to the rugged Aussie outback, we provide fresh perspectives on dreamy, remote waters. Our goal is to place you virtually into the folds of the action via blog posts, vlogs, short films and social media posts.

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Short Films

The soul of an adventure isn’t found in the moment you reach that impossible mountain summit. Nor is it found in that snapshot when you hoist that trophy trout. Soul is found in the journey. It’s found in the chase. This is what we believe. This is how we film!

Film Showcase

Photography Tips

Are you inspired to capture that perfect setting? Do you find it challenging to shoot in wild environments? We’d love to help by sharing a few tips and techniques that we’ve learned through the years from our fly fishing adventures across the globe.

Photo Tips

The Written Word

After an epic adventure we’re always grinning from ear to ear and ready to tell our story! Our blog known as “The Drift” not only provides informative content to help you succeed on your own trip, it also tells human, behind-the-scene stories.

The Drift

DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts

Get Inspired!

We think of fly fishing adventure travel as the ultimate path to enlightenment with rod and reel. To put it simply—it’s all about RISK and REWARD. The more time, effort and thought you put into a trip, the greater the payoff. Whether you hire a guide or you decide to do it yourself these adventures can be challenging. Always be ready for any bump in the road. Things don’t always go as planned. You might find yourself in the middle of an epic dragonfly hatch in Patagonia with a broken rod tip and no guide to hand you a replacement rig while you helplessly watch beefy browns sip massive bugs. It might take some time to figure out which color shrimp pattern those monster bonefish are preferring these days on the vast Mexican flats of the Yucatan. Maybe you didn’t research the weather and that cooperative tailwind becomes a wicked headwind as you struggle to kayak back to your shoreside camp on the fringes of Lake Powell.

For us at Chasing Scale the chase is the reward! The truth is found in the journey. It’s found in that unmistakeable feeling of ultimate freedom when you choose the off-the-beaten path. With detailed research and hard-nosed determination maybe, just maybe, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear with a monster at the end of your leader.

The Drift

Fishing articles, stories and essays

Scaled Down: Cuisine on the Fly

Fly Fishing Adventure Travel Cuisine on the Fly Fly Fishing Adventure Travel Cuisine on the Fly. At the moment, the COVID-19 pandemic has a choke hold on life as we know it. Some of us are working essential jobs like delivering goods, managing gas stations or stocking shelves at the market. Some of us are on the front lines caring for victims in hospitals and care centers. But most of us are at home doing our part to distance ourselves from the virus and society. As I sit here in my deluxe apartment in the sky (Telluride, CO), a great fog obscures any detail regarding planned adventures on the horizon. My Alaska trip was so close I could taste it!… just wasn’t meant to be. Now, everything’s up in the air. With nothing but time on my hands (I already finished Tiger King), toilet paper to hoard and rice to...
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Unfinished Business: Sight Casting to Molokai Bonefish

Sight Casting to Molokai Bonefish with fly rods and inflatable kayaks Sight Casting to Molokai Bonefish with fly rods and inflatable kayaks … and Natty Lights Sight Casting to Molokai Bonefish. Every direction was a vision. Golden, shallow flats extended from the western horizon to its eastern counterpart. Waves repeatedly hammered the outer reef to the South. The rippled, folded shoulders of Kamakou to the northeast towered into dark, stormy skies. The good news is we had already caught a few fleeting glimpses of the fish we came for, scarce as they were like needles in a sandy haystack. Up until that point the o‘io, the Hawaiian bonefish, the “gray ghosts” of fly fishing royalty, had remained just beyond the reach of our fly casts.The bad news is it was only our second day on Molokai and we were faced with increasingly adverse conditions. With a frightful forecast ahead, it...
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DIY fly fishing adventure travel films, photographs, blog posts