Posts Tagged ‘fly shop

28
Dec
13

Movie making: Behind the scenes….The River Why

I found these older pics from 2011, when a film crew came to a fly shop (NW Fly Fishing Outfitters, Portland, Oregon) where my son, Tony, was working. I have previously posted a pic of Tony with Zach Gilford, who played Gus Oviston in the movie, The River Why. But, I found some behind the scenes images that Tony had gathered in the small fly shop. They show the size and volume of equipment and people involved for a very few scenes at the shop.

TJ and Z

Here, in a quiet moment, Zach, Tony and the late and great John Hagan (owner of NWFFO) discussed Gilford’s life and travels.

T and ZPicMonkey CollageM5ColM3 ColM2 ColM1 ColI always think in terms of movies, who is in the movie. But, the setup and preparation is equally interesting. A fair amount of movies are shot in and around Portland so I see the neighborhoods taken over with big trailers etc. TV shows like Grimm and Leverage film quite a bit in Portland. 

 

30
Oct
13

John Louis Hagan II (R.I.P. Good Man)

John L. HaganThe funeral home was packed today, in honor of a humble, solid as a rock man named John Louis Hagan II, who passed last Friday. It was an honor to know John (JL). He was a gentleman, steady, thoughtful…an unassuming warrior that happened to own a fly shop…Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters in Portland, Oregon.

Family and close friend stood and extolled John’s virtues. It was evident he was, as I would have thought, a giving, loyal man, who asked little for himself, but was always willing to give of self for others.

I believe the one line from his eulogy that most resonated was this one: “John had a need to be where fish are caught.”  Can the line be any more simple yet loaded with so many layers of fulfillment for so many of us.

Thank you John for you kindness, God bless you and your family.

29
Aug
12

Exceptional Service: Pacific Fly Fishers

I recently had a need to deal with Pacific Fly Fishers out of Mill Creek, Washington (just north of Seattle). Michael Bennett was timely in handling my needs and gave perfect customer service through the process. Check out their excellent shop website. Do business with them.  I enjoyed it.




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