Catch Magazine’s 69th Edition features a video shot on its homewaters- Oregon’s Deschutes River. “Scandinavian Wrangler” was filmed mid- summer of 2020, just months into the Covid-19 restrictions set in Oregon. So, without international travel as an option and aiming to “fish local,” Todd teamed up with his good friend Jakob Lund to meet for a microspey project in their ‘backyard.’ Jakob, known by many as “The Viking,” is the best of the best on film and has logged tremendous amounts of hours with Todd on camera over the years for Catch Magazine.
Lent a vehicle named “Gronk” by Portland-based Roamerica, Todd and Jakob documented a day of fishing with a van, a man and a microspey fly rod. “Scandinavian Wrangler” aims to capture the Wild West of the Deschutes, the magic of the Warm Springs stretch of the river during wildfire season and the cowboy/viking from Denmark at his best. Thanks to Guideline Eyegear, R.L. Winston and its new Microspey series of rods, Outcast Sporting Gear, Roamerica, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Thanks also to Jakob Lund, who put in the time and awesome effort to make it all happen.
Special thanks to the companies that supported this film project…
Todd Moen has been a working filmmaker for nearly 25 years. Growing up in Montana, he would often document his friends fly-fishing with his parents’ analog 8mm tape camera. After studying fine arts at Montana State University, Moen took a job with a production company shooting fly fishing events for ESPN and OLN. After surviving a plane crash from a job, he decided to quit the “on-the-road” lifestyle and start a photography and film-based journal, Catch Magazine. Moen, who runs the magazine with his wife, Kelley Moen, has since produced 65 films for Catch, which have earned awards and thousands of subscribers. “In this niche, I’ve worked with many non-profit organizations across the world that support water, fish and the fishing community,” explains Moen. “I’ve befriended a great variety of people in this industry, and I continue to meet new and interesting people in unique locations to film fly fishing.”