As summer fades with fall's arrival, we introduce our second installment of Mississippi Stories, a series of short films produced by the University of Mississippi's Southern Documentary Project, highlighting everyday arts and cultural traditions throughout our state.
David Frazier of Purvis, is a warm-water fly fisherman and fly tyer who favors the small rivers and streams of Mississippi. For him, it's not necessarily about the catch, but the experience. He grew up fishing and added to the family tradition with his son: "It's my Dad's fault I fish, and my son's fault I fly fish." He says,
"The poetry and the art of fly fishing is the romance of the rod [to] the line, to the fly to the current, to the fish. It all just seems to mesh."
Filmmaker Rex Jones writes,
"We filmed this one morning on the Chunky River. It was drizzling and overcast so I almost called the shoot off, but we went ahead anyway, and I'm glad we did. The wet leaves made the fall foliage even more spectacular, and the cloud cover provided a nice soft light for the field interview on the river."
David Frazier's handmande flies on Bream Bugs.