Saturday Shoutout / “Itu’s Bones” & This Is Fly

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I don’t know how I never ran across this amazing film before. Now that I have, I’m ecstatic to share it with you.

“Itu’s Bones” is more than a fly fishing film. It’s a visionary undertaking with remarkable results. In the film, New Zealand angler and film maker Carl McNiel travels to the island of Aitutaki (located in the South Pacific between New Zealand and Mexico) and convinces Itu, a gill netting bonefisherman, to put down his nets and become a fly fishing flats guide.

Carl teaches Itu the skills he needs and converts his fishing boat to a flats skiff. In time, Itu makes the transition from gill netter to flats guide. But wait, the story doesn’t end there. Itu affects real change from inside the community. Eventually gill netting bonefish is made illegal. A fishery is forever changed right before your eyes.

Huge thanks are due to Carl McNiel, Itu and the sponsors that made this possible.

Sage, Patagonia and Costa.

Our hats are off!

Check out “Itu’s Bones”

Learn more about the film (HERE)

In addition, this week, I am proud to have collaborated with Steve Brutger on a great article about native fish in the Wyoming Range for This Is Fly. I’d like to thank Steve and Paris for inviting me to be involved.


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Louis Cahill
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4 thoughts on “Saturday Shoutout / “Itu’s Bones” & This Is Fly

  1. It really is a great video. One of my more recent favorites. I can’t believe you haven’t seen it, but I’m glad you have now!

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