In this Video of the Week, we catch up with Chase and Aimee from Tight loops focusing on their newest project since Big Land called “For Wild’s Sake: The Rare Trout Chronicles”. For Wild’s Sake is more than just a fishing short film, “it is a series that explores human beings’ relationship to the natural world, in hopes of gaining a better understanding of how and why we assign value to wild things and places. In a quest to illustrate rare and threatened species of wild native trout in watercolor, artist Chase Bartee and wife Aimee set off on a multi-year, cross country adventure of discovery.”
In episode 1, Chase and Aimee begin their journey in the North Maine Woods, in search of one of the state’s, and country’s rarest fish; The Blueback Trout (Salvelinus apinus aquossa). Long believed to be many different species, Maine’s rare strain of landlocked arctic char faces great peril in its struggle to hold on along the southernmost margins of its range. Follow along as we uncover the past, present, and future of this unique species as well as ready ourselves for full-time road living in our 1985 VW Vanagon, “Bullwinkle”.
Make sure to follow them to keep up with their adventures here: @Tightloopsfly
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