Battle of the Brook follows fly fishing guide and fly tyer Shannon Messer who has built his career around the trout fishing industry in Western North Carolina. The financial impact that trout fishing has on this area is tremendous and affects so many people, but what would happen if it went away? The native brook trout population is rapidly decreasing and something needs to be done about it.
The documentary was filmed in Western North Carolina by a group of Western Carolina University students. I worked as a producer and as the editor for the piece.