IN THE 1950s California’s Russian River was a steelheader’s paradise. In this 6-minute clip from the award-winning documentary “Rivers of a Lost Coast” (Skinny Fist Productions, November 2009, 86 minutes) you’ll relive the magic of the early Russian and be introduced to Bill Schaadt, one of the most memorable anglers the world has ever seen.
Excerpt: “Here’s San Francisco. It’s 56 miles to Guerneville. And here’s this river with 50,000 winter steelhead. I mean, it’s an hour drive. Where else is there that kind of steelhead fishing within an hour’s drive of a major metropolitan area?”
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