Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design has created WATER CYCLE, a new film project. In this first chapter, RIVER, we follow Brian Ohlen, an avid fisherman and hunter from Montana. Brian also has a passion for cycling and he combined the two by loading his waders, tackle and rod onto a bike, to go in search of Steelhead along the rivers on the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico. The best Steelhead fishing happens to be in the dead of winter. Brian faced nearly constant rain, snow and ice for a chance to spend but a moment with one of these elusive creatures. Along the way, he found some beautiful quiet moments and the simple joys that life on a bike can bring.
Public access to rivers and streams is important. As Ohlen states in the film, “if we ever lost that access or lost our public lands, it would be the death of the West.” Blackburn has partnered with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to bring attention to the continued need to preserve this access. If this is something that resonates with you, consider signing BHA’s pledge to protect public river access.