Brooks River, Katmai National Park by Todd Moen


This T-Motion Theater features quintessential Alaskan fly fishing for rainbow trout on the famed Alaskan Brooks River and others within Katmai National Park.

Renown for its large brown bears, spawning sockeye and wild remote landscape, the Brooks River is a celebrity of Alaska.  The opportunity to film here alongside feasting brown bears is one of Todd Moen’s dreams come true.

For this 21-minute production, Todd  traveled with Royal Wolf Lodge manager Nate Morris as they explored the Brooks and American rivers in SW Alaska.  In and out by floatplane from lakes to rivers, they dry fly fished the remote upper reaches of many untouched streams finding incredible insect hatches along the way only navigable by air.

A little different from most of his videos, this film includes some unique live narration, with Todd adding behind the scenes updates and in-action comments.  He shares a bit of his own experience as he filmed this incredible Alaskan fishery.

Thanks to Nate Morris and the whole staff at Royal Wolf Lodge for making this possible. The excellent float plane navigation by Forrest Carpenter, Blake McIntosh and Danny Zito gave Todd, Nate and McKinley the opportunity to get in an create this video for Catch Magazine.  Much gratitude for the generous support from R.L. Winston Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers and Skwala Fishing.  For more information about the Brooks River, please check out Katmai National Park.

Experience this for yourself! Check out Royal Wolf Lodge here.

Special thanks to Skwala Fishing, Scientific Anglers and R.L. Winston Rod Company for supporting this film project.

Contributed By

Todd Moen

Todd’s combined interest in film and fish began as a kid: he explored and filmed the big waters of western Washington and the blue-ribbon trout streams of his birthstate Montana. Years of traveling the far ends of the globe as a professional videographer and burning the midnight oil to design web media, Todd is living his dream with the production of Catch Magazine.


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