Black Salmon – A Cobia Story

Cross Current Insurance is proud to sponsor Black Salmon – A Cobia Story.

As a leader of insurance in the fishing world, we were excited to partner with Jamie Howard and his company Howard Films as a sponsor on his film which was officially selected for the 2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour. 

The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is a traveling roadshow of the best fly fishing films in the world. Through a submission process, films are selected by a jury to bring some of the best content to the big screen in your hometown.

About the Film:

The Cobia In the Chesapeake Bay don’t eat a fly so much as they inspect it at high speed. A fish that is known in many places as an easy quarry and a tasty meal, is anything but in the Chesapeake (a water system where it has grown wary from all the attention, especially from conventional anglers). The result is a fish that tests Blane Chocklett’s mettle, patience and skill in the mid-atlantic sun.

The Cobia, a shark-meets-catfish, has become a target for fly anglers when it floats up in the water column. Captains Tyler Nonn and Jason Barham trade thoughts on the state of the fishery and strategies on how to intercept them before they move to offshore habitat in Fall. What ensues is a reminder that no matter how much you know, you’ve always got more to learn.

Inspired by a shrinking biomass and an uncertain future, Black Salmon shines a light on the wary Cobia’s issues today. As decreasing numbers and warming waters lead the fish north into unregulated regions, as we all try to keep up.

See the full film!

See the Fly Fishing Film Tour one at Outside+

Great Interview with Jamie by Flylords

About Howard Films

Howard Films is the creation of Jamie Howard. It all began with a modest investment in a small independent film called In Search of a Rising Tide.

Released in 2005, In Search of a Rising tide helped start a movement of fishing and outdoor films. Now, countless film-makers are submitting their fly fishing creations to the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and others like it on an annual basis.

Ever since, Jamie and his team have spent thousands of hours chasing Tarpon, Bonefish, Largemouth Bass, Black Salom and Striped Bass, and more, giving us all a window to passionate stories about these fish, the anglers who pursue them, and the conservation efforts to help them stay strong.

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