It Was Worth A Shot - A Little Something About Fly Fishing in the Snow

We always preach getting outdoors and exploring where life will take you, whether it is the small section of woods in your neighborhood or the closest National Park. We have just seen our first winter storm and one of the largest to hit our area in maybe a decade. With that we decided to test our Xterra's and hit the back roads out to our secret fly fishing spot here is Southern Kentucky.

 Caleb's Xterra - Photo by: Ellen Linder

Caleb's Xterra - Photo by: Ellen Linder

 Caleb with his Xterra. - Photo by: Ellen Linder

Caleb with his Xterra. - Photo by: Ellen Linder

We didn't have to travel far, but we were able to get out and see one of our favorite places in a completely different form with 15 inches of snow on the ground. So with this we decided not only to fish but to shot some video and maybe make a short film. Today the crew consisted of Caleb, Brandon, Ellen, Kelsey, and Michael. Ellen had just gotten a new camera and decided to help me film while Caleb, Brandon, and Kelsey were throwing some flies.

 Shot of the farm and river covered in snow. Photo by: Michael Cheser

Shot of the farm and river covered in snow. Photo by: Michael Cheser

We could not seem to snag a fish, a few bites were all we got, but nothing in the nets today. However while our lovely subjects were not snagging any fish, Ellen and myself were snagging some really good shots. We actually got enough footage to cut together a short film while we all sat around the house snacking and sipping on some summertime adult beverages.

 Caleb throwing some flies at sunset - Photo by: Michael Cheser

Caleb throwing some flies at sunset - Photo by: Michael Cheser

Despite getting stuck in field where we parked since Michael's Xterra does not have 4-Wheel Drive we had a great time, and even with a lot of snow we had no reason not to get out and enjoy the lovely snow mother nature has granted us with. So while you may be sitting around saying, "It's cold" or "It's not safe to get out in this" just think about what you are missing. If you can sacrifice your warmth for a little bit you will have a blast, and if your car won't get you out safely find a place that is just walking distance to explore. Never tell yourself you can't get out and explore for whatever reason. In our case right now, don't let the snow hold you back, grab your camera, your warm gear, and take off on a little day hike.

Then you all know what to do when you are posting the pictures of your adventures, you have to hashtag #NaturalVisions & #ExploreKentucky because you want to share your adventures with us.

 Caleb shooting some videos for Instagram. #NaturalVisions - Photo by: Michael Cheser

Caleb shooting some videos for Instagram. #NaturalVisions - Photo by: Michael Cheser

If you have any questions about how to do certain things while shooting just give me a shout at michael.naturalvisionsmedia.com and I will gladly help you get out to exploring and shooting like a professional. Below you will find our short film from today, "It Was Worth A Shot." The name was chosen because we did not catch any fish so, "It Was Worth A Shot" and because we went out there and got some cool shots so therefore, "It Was Worth A Shot."

Thanks for checking out our stuff and feel free to share with your friends. Hope everyone has some good adventures ahead of them and will share their lovely adventures through photos and videos like we do.

Here are some more photos that our good friend Ellen Linder got while out shooting with us today. Thanks Ellen for the awesome stuff.

Here are some photos from Michael (Founder of Natural Visions Media)