Beattie Outdoor Productions
Remote reefs. Tropical fish. Crashing in a hammock. Wild boat rides. Lucha libre masks. Eight- to twelve-pound bonefish.
Sound like something you want in on?
Welcome to Scorpion Reef.
In November 2012, a group of anglers embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to one of the most remote reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico. Five atolls, known collectively as Alacranes Reef, are located 120 km due north of Progreso. The reef complex is 27 km (17 miles) long and 20 km (13 miles) wide with a total area of some 245 square km (153 square miles).
Alacrán is an emergent platform-type reef that forms part of a group known as the Campeche Bank Reefs, so named because they are located along the outer shelf of the Campeche Bank. It is the largest reef in the entire southern gulf, as well as the most northerly in location. The reef has five vegetated islands associated with it, Isla Desterrada, Desertora, Pérez, Chica and Pájaros.
There are no ferries or any sort regularly scheduled transportation to this reef. It has been said that the trip is not for the weak of heart. There are no installations for receiving people, so visitors MUST take their own water, food, tents and any other supplies. Once there, interlopers have to be careful to avoid injury all costs, as there are no doctors, hospitals or support and it takes many long hours to reach the mainland.
The logistic issues and risks laid aside, bonefish are present. Boy, are they present. And hungry.
Six men – WorldCast Anglers President Mike Dawes, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, and guides Ryan Buccola, Bear Holeman, Jose Briceno and Alejandro “Sandflea” Vega joined RA Beattie on the trip into the badlands of the gulf. The motely crew proved more than up to the task, though adventures were had that changed each man for a lifetime.
Jo Stephensons Predator Flies
This is a clouser style fly that is simple to tie. It uses long flowing material called Nyatt combined with a heavy head. It is designed to emulate a sandeel and is ideal for targeting pollock and sea bass.
Director Shane Anderson made a pilgrimage to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state to the rivers he once fished as a boy. His relationship with the wild steelhead and the rivers in which they met upon taught him just how precious life can be. What was once a childhood fishing trip has evolved into a journey to find answers why his favorite fish is disappearing from the rivers and appearing on the Endangered Species list. How could this wild and beautiful creature slip toward the abyss of extinction?
WILD REVERENCE embarks on a quest to begin a movement to enact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems.
The Fish and The Fly 1 - Dry Flies
The Fish and The Fly
This is a movie about fishing the dry fly. We join Morten Oeland on a number of trips to different waters in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland. We take a close look as he finds the insects the trout are feeding on, and when he chooses the right imitation in every situation.
With underwater cameras we go beneath the surface for a closer look at fish, flies and insects from a brand new perspective. The recordings for this film have taken several years to complete. The movie is instructive, inspiring and well filmed with lots of good spirits, fishing action and great catches.
The River Tay
The Game Fishers Diary - Episode 14
Rae Borras is invited to indulge himself on two fine beats of the mighty River Tay in Scotland.
Lower Crathes & West Durris
Salmon Beats Of The Dee - Episode 7
Robert Harper has been head ghillie at Lower Crathes for over 20 years and here we are able to draw on his vast experience of the salmon fishing on this lower Dee beat.
Black Red Neck Buzzer
Trout Fly Of The Month - Episode 15
The buzzer or Chironomid Pupa makes up a big proportion of the stillwater trout’s diet.
Use A Hang Marker
Essential Fly Fishing - Episode 19
Scott Nellins with a handy tip to ensure you know where your line is in the water, and to catch fish at the end of your retrieve.
Handy Landing Net
Fly Fishing Hints And Tips - Episode 15
Steve Cullen shares a useful tip for keeping your landing net handy when wading away from the bank.
Salmon Fly Of The Month - Episode 1
Master salmon fly tyer Iain Wilson shows how to tie The Bruiser.
Spring Trout Fishing: Pt 1
Essential Fly Fishing - Episode 13
Adrian Joyce from Packington Somers shows how to approach stocked trout waters in changing springtime conditions.