Don McCune Library

Fishing 1

Fishing 1
120 minutes - $24.95

This DVD includes the four programs described below.

Beaver Pond Ecology
30 minutes - 1978

Don McCune, a Washington State Fisheries biologist and a local sportswriter go fishing for cutthroat trout in an Olympic Peninsula beaver pond.  They study beaver habitat and ecology, and find that along with creating a habitat for itself, the beaver also enhances living conditions for other species of wildlife. Originally aired under the KOMO title "Beaver Pond".

Fly Fishing
30 minutes - 1980

Oregon's Deschutes River is famous for its scrappy, redside trout, and for dropping 13 feet per mile. This driftboat fly-fishing trip explains the art of tying flies to "match the hatch", on-the-spot.

Here's an excerpt from the show by writer/narrator Don McCune: "Dropping at the rate of 13 feet per mile (which compares with the Colorado River's drop through the Grand Canyon) Oregon's Deschutes River is both a boater's river and a fisherman's river. For hundreds of northwest anglers it's home to the "redsides", a scrappy native rainbow trout, whose brawling response leaves little doubt as to its character. Around this part of Oregon, the fishermen call them "Redsides". We had three days and a hundred miles of river, and we didn't plan to go away from it empty-handed."
Originally aired under the KOMO title “Rapids and Redsides."

Sagebrush Trout
30 minutes - 1977

An eastern Washington fly-fishing trip to ancient eastern Washington coulees yields huge trout that are found in the area's alkaline lakes.  Despite the high winds that are typical in the afternoon in that region, the film crew captures lots of fishing action with experts who demonstrate fly tying and casting in this water-starved landscape.

Trout Fishing
30 minutes - 1974

The ancient spine of the Olympic Mountains cradles the glacier-carved high lakes of the Dosewallips watershed, and yield outstanding fishing as McCune and crew fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout up to 18 inches in the High Lakes country of the Olympic National Forest.  A Washington State Department of Game aquatic biologist accompanies the crew to collect data for management of aquatic resources by identifying type, age, number and food supply of the fish population. Originally broadcast under the KOMO title "Olympic High Lake."