Hatches Theater- A Deliberate Life

featured, Videos — By on December 5, 2013 11:17 am

Usually the “Hatches Theater” posts have 3 videos that range from 3-7mins and offer a short look into some unique experiences and styles in the world of fly fishing. This time we are doing something a bit different.

1 18min video.
I know that sounds like a bit commitment and maybe even a turn off in today’s fast consumption of media… but this is worth it!

Our friend Matt Smythe along with Dustin Lutt and Grant Taylor have been working on this project for over a year. Here’s an overview;

“There comes a time in all of our lives when we let ourselves dream about living life on our own terms. When we wrestle with the decision to take a step into traffic, follow our passions and live deliberately – or simply let another day, and daydream, pass.

In the end, it doesn’t matter if we make the decision of our own accord, or life makes it for us. It’s where our heart and soul are that matter. For some, the result is a closer alignment between vocation and avocation, for some it’s a re-prioritization of what’s important in life, for some it’s the very real difference between life and death.

Set primarily against the diverse, rugged and breathtaking landscape of Idaho and Oregon, A Deliberate Life explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions.”

A Deliberate Life has been chosen for the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and will be screened throughout North and South America

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  1. nick szabo says:

    I jumped thru roughly five minutes of it and couldn’t take anymore. Sorry but I go a big thumbs down. Maybe at 70 my attention span is not up to a chick flick disguised as a fishing video.

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  2. RB says:

    That first 12 minutes was like watching Oprah. It picked up well after that. I don’t love every day at my job but I think guiding everyday would soon ruin fishing for me.

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  3. Albert Pitcher says:

    I believe those providing negative comments simply missed the entire message. Our lives, your lives should be “Lived Deliberately” no matter what we do. It doesn’t have to be fly fishing; get committed to what your passion really is. If you hate your day job; get another. I spent 30+ years in corporate America and loved it; not every minute, most of the time. I have lived and am living my passion!

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  4. Robert Gardner says:

    I hate this kind of advertising. Hollow life advice with attractive product shots of fly fishing equipment. Cloying, inauthentic, and aimed at people who will never take these risks or do what is actually difficult. What a crock.

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  5. Lefty G. says:

    Look at the rivers, the fish, the environment in general. Been there, done that, and how wonderful it was. We can all experience that. Guiding is just as frustrating as any job. The premse is sound in that we shouldn’t NOT try to follow our dreams. I spent 30 years in the Post Office, and loved what they had to say here. My advise: Wait till you have the pension and then become a trout bum.

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  6. What a Present surprise to see and hear such hold-some honesty, beautiful in its words matched visually by a knowing eye. says:


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  7. Monaghan says:

    What a present surprise to see and hear such hold some honesty,beautiful in its words and matched visually by a knowing eye, it woke me up.
    thank you

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