Fly Fishing Cinema
Blue Charm - salmon fishing with Ian Gordon
Ian Gordon is a former world champion Spey Caster and is one of the most well respected salmon fishermen in Scotland. He learned his trade on the River Spey, the home of Speycasting, and is considered one of the leading salmon fishing coaches in the world.
In this feature length film Ian covers every aspect of salmon fishing in Scotland, including Speycasting instruction (single and double), fly tying, watercraft, history. He fishes some of the most well known rivers, including the Spey (naturally), the Dee and the Findhorn. A more comprehensive look at salmon fishing in Scotland you could not hope to find.
YOW Icelandic for Yes
Iceland - volcanoes, glaciers, amazing trout and salmon fishing, and... surfing?!
Ja (pron. "Yow") is Icelandic for "Yes", and is raw expression of exuberance. But for Shane Stalling - a fly fisherman from Montana - and his friend Elli Thor Magnusson - a surfer from Iceland - it is a feeling, a lifestyle. In this film they battle the harsh conditions, big fish, and big waves.
Only the River Knows
Only the River Knows is a fly fishing film exploring the often thin line between fact and fiction in the obsessive minds of anglers.
When young trout bum Rolf Nylinder gets lost in New Zealand's backcountry, he finds the long-forgotten journal of legendary fly fisher Lars Lenth. The journal captures Rolf's imagination, and he sets out to relive the journal's marvellous tales of the monster trout living in the legendary Lethe River. But will he ever succeed in catching one, and who is the mysterious author Lars Lenth? Only the River Knows was awarded Best Story and Best Movie of all times at the 2013 Drake Awards, fly fishing film's equivalent to the Oscars.
If you appreciate great cinematography, huge brown trout and a great fishing story, this is the film for you
We’ve all dreamed of quitting our jobs, packing our fishing kit and heading out into the wilderness to do nothing but eat, sleep and fish.
That’s exactly what talented filmmakers and lifelong fly fishers Chase and Aimee did. They swapped the comforts of home for a vintage 1985 VW Westfalia motorhome and headed west, towards the fly fishing Mecca of Montana. After dodging wild, 18-wheeler-flipping storms, and a spell among the geysers and grizzlies of Yellowstone, they eventually make it to a remote lake in Montana rumoured to hold rare Golden Trout. Despite a greuelling hike, the lake proved worth it, and not just for the trout.
Bass The Movie
The lakes and waterways of California have produced such a large proportion of the USA’s biggest largemouth bass that it can’t just be coincidence. Bass: The Movie pairs professional, conventional bass anglers with fly fishermen to see how their contrasting styles and techniques fair against one of the most popular quarry species in the US. With a cast of champion and record breaking anglers, the film is packed with information about the largemouth’s habits, habitat and history and should appeal to conventional and fly anglers alike.
The River Man
This short film has received critical acclaim far beyond the world of fishing. The River Man is a visual ode to a man whose life has been shaped and formed by the Blackwater River in Ireland. Connie Corcoran was 14 when he first became a salmon fishing guide, and from that day the river has nourished him both physically and spiritually. The film explores his relationship with the river, and the landscape in which it sits.
The Dead Drift
New Zealand's trout are famous the world over for being BIG. In this film fishing guide Dean Bell visits a number of stunning locations - wild, clean, crystal clear waters - and shares some hints and tips for how to land these wily fish.
Stealth with a Fly
Shot in New Zealand's famous wilderness, Dean Bell is back with another beautiful and informative film, this time sharing tips to counter the most common issues that fly fishers face when targeting trout. The emphasis is on line-management, and, of course, stealth.
Stepping into the Stream
This critically acclaimed 45 minute film offers an often overlooked perspective on fly fishing – the female perspective. But the film is more than that. It is about how fly fishing has allowed the women featured to connect with a deeper part of their psyche and come to terms with their place in the world. It is about adventure, empowerment and self-reliance. We learn how fishing has helped the protagonists to recover from breast cancer, regain health after a heart scare, and find a way to slow down in a hectic world.
Consisting of interviews with a several lady anglers, intercut with poetry, prose and shots of beautiful fishing locations.
Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing British Columbia’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by the government to suppress the findings.
Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon.
The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.
Director Shane Anderson made a pilgrimage to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state to the rivers he once fished as a boy. His relationship with the wild steelhead and the rivers in which they met upon taught him just how precious life can be. What was once a childhood fishing trip has evolved into a journey to find answers why his favorite fish is disappearing from the rivers and appearing on the Endangered Species list. How could this wild and beautiful creature slip toward the abyss of extinction?
WILD REVERENCE embarks on a quest to begin a movement to enact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems.
This unique film documents the transformation of bamboo from a hardy species of grass into a meticulously crafted split-cane fly rod. Shot on location in the lush forests of Southern China and the majestic rivers of Montana, Trout Grass captures the allure of craftsmanship and rivers as well as the notion that fishing is about much more than catching fish.
Back Country - Episode 1
BACKCOUNTRY - NORTH ISLAND follows seven fly fishermen, from different places and different walks of life, as they each explore a treasured corner of the North Island. This land of active volcanoes, rugged gorges and dense forests provides an epic backdrop for some of the best trout fishing on the planet.
As each story weaves into the fabric of the film it becomes evident that despite their differences the characters are all bound together by their passion for the back country.
Starring Mike Davis, Rene vaz, Mike Kirkpatrick, Steve Sprague Andrew Harding, Cory Scott and Tony Hildesheim
Back Country - Episode 2
The backcountry of New Zealand holds a special place in the heart of all Kiwis. “Going bush” is a national past time, and Kiwi fly fishers like nothing better than the sun on their backpack, the cold touch of a mountain stream and the opportunity to sight fishing to giant trout in pristine settings.
The film follows six fly fishermen as they each explore a treasured corner of the South Island. This land of volcanoes, gorges and forests provides an epic backdrop for some of the best trout fishing on the planet. As each story weaves into the fabric of the film it becomes evident that, despite their differences, the characters are all bound together by their passion for the back country.
3rd Year Fly Fisher
Musky Country is a visually stunning introduction into what it takes to go after the toughest fish in fresh water, the mighty musky, with a fly rod. Z2H will transport you into the heart of the beast and, along the journey, shows you an angling frontier right in the heartland, northern Wisconsin.
This remarkable stage and these remarkable fish have a way of capturing anglers more so than the reverse...witness the authentic and true tale of Musky Country!
Musky Country was named the 2011 fly fishing dvd of the year at the International Fly Tackle Dealers show in New Orleans and was also toured as part of the 2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour.
The Brothers Brown
3rd Year Fly Fisher
The Brothers Brown is a documentary about a legendary river in Michigan and three streamer junky brothers who grew up fishing it. The "trophy waters" of the famed AuSable river in North East Michigan is known to hold enormous brown trout. 25 to 30 inch fish are not uncommon, however catching one is a different story. This section of river is not a numbers game...it's where dues are paid.
The Brothers were all introduced to the river by their parents at very young ages and could fish anywhere, but still choose to return to the "trophy waters" every year to chase those elusive trophy browns.
The Brothers Brown is film about a river, a family and the past.
Planet Fly Fish
Fly fishermen have always lusted after big fish, those large predators that dominate the rivers, lakes and oceans in which they preside.
Narrated by Greg French, PREDATOR explores the globe highlighting the most fascinating predators that can be taken with a fly rod.
These large predators employ all sorts of techniques to maximise their chance of catching prey. Some, like the queenfish use pure speed to outrun and crush their prey in the surface film. Others like the rainbow trout of New Zealand’s swamps use cunning and guile to get a feed. Regardless of the species, a film about fishing for the world’s greatest predators is guaranteed to be a visual extravaganza.
Planet Fly Fish
HATCH documents the world’s most extraordinary insect hatches and the fantastic fly fishing that accompanies them. There are massive hatches of mayfly on the chalkstreams of England, trout eating ants off bridges in Slovenia, huge cicadas eaten by equally huge trout in the streams of NZ and even a feeding frenzy after a ‘hatch’ of krill in the ocean.
Narrated by Greg French, the film explores remote corners of the world for hidden fly fishing treasures, while seamlessly highlighting the pivotal role fly fishers play as guardians of the water.
Planet Fly Fish
For humankind, water is a source of eternal wonder, so too the creatures that dwell within this mysterious realm. The lure of the unknown is what drives fly fishers to explore and to seek out the largest fish of a species, not for the trophy but for the challenge. LEVIATHAN documents epic fly fishing battles with these modern-day aquatic monsters in a global tour-de-force.
New Zealand is recognized as a mecca for trout anglers, but few realise that the largest of these live in tiny spring creeks hidden deep in the dense forests of the Bay of Plenty. LEVIATHAN descends into the forest to shine some light on these enigmatic beasts.
Next are the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia’s fabled Jurassic Lake. This desolate and wind swept lake is undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet. Surprisingly, these brutes readily devour huge dry flies, leading to many heart-in-mouth moments for fly fishers.
In the South Pacific, there is one denizen of the deep that demands instant respect - the Giant Trevally. Amongst fishermen the lore of their strength and aggression is second to none. LEVIATHAN follows fly fishers as they lock horns with these mighty fish in the coral reefs of French Polynesia and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Night of the Hex
3rd Year Fly Fisher
As June arrives in the American Midwest it ushers in the emergence of the Michigan mayfly, Hexagenia Limbata. This prolific hatch takes place at night and with it brings out the biggest trout to gorge this feast.
This is truly a unique fishing experience and can offer an angler both heartbreak and the possibility of a trophy brown trout.
Follow four Midwestern fly fisherman through various obstacles as they chase this hatch and hunt these large brown trout under the cover of night.
"Night of the Hex" offers a rare glimpse of fishing this rarely filmed event.
Heart of the Driftless
3rd Year Fly Fisher
In the world of fly fishing, the Drifltess area of SW Wisconsin is considered a hidden gem tucked away in the Midwestern United States. There are many who would argue the Drifltess is a poor man's Montana, in fact, there are more miles of trout waters in the Driftless than there is in Montana.
The film Heart of the Driftless will introduce you to streams, many of them no wider than the length of your rod, full of wild browns and brook trout providing some of the best fly fishing in the world, with hundreds of miles of public access waters.
In this film you will experience the adrenaline rush of landing big fish on fine tippets and light weight rods, often in knee-deep water.
Volcanoes, glaciers and cascading water, Iceland’s magnetic allure is irresistible for the travelling fly fisher.
In this land of myths and legends nature tells it’s own epic saga. From the river of their birth, the salmon make the journey out to sea to grow strong, returning each year bringing nourishment to the land and it’s people.
The pristine rivers and lakes are home to four indigenous salmonid species - Salmon, Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Sea Trout - a bounty of opportunity.
This epic cinematic experience captures the passion and excitement of fly fishers exploring this unique land.
Tasmania’s unique wilderness trout fishery offers unparalleled variety and challenge for the adventure-driven fly fisher.
Rising from the Southern Ocean, Australia’s largest island provides a varied landscape from alpine moorlands to virgin forest, each hosting a myriad of pristine lakes, rivers and streams.
Massive sea trout on the wild West Coast, dry fly fishing in pure rainforest creeks, rafting the fabled lowland rivers and sight fishing in the Western Lakes. These chapters form a cinematic adventure, exploring the history, beauty and diversity of the fishery.
More than a century ago the first trout to be introduced to the Southern Hemisphere were released into Tasmania’s Plenty River, establishing the foundation for fly fishing down-under. Journey to THE SOURCE….
New Zealand reigns supreme as the ultimate fly fishing destination, capturing the imagination of anglers across the globe.
Extensively exploring the South Island with an eclectic group of anglers, the film flows through a collection of stories that exemplify the New Zealand fly fishing experience.
Filmed during the best year for big fish in the last decade, The Source – New Zealand features breathtaking fly fishing moments captured using HD cameras, stunning aerial shots and crystal clear underwater footage. From acclaimed director, Nick Reygaert, this film sets a new benchmark in fly fishing filmmaking.
The Fish and The Fly 1 - Dry Flies
The Fish and The Fly
This is a movie about fishing the dry fly. We join Morten Oeland on a number of trips to different waters in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland. We take a close look as he finds the insects the trout are feeding on, and when he chooses the right imitation in every situation.
With underwater cameras we go beneath the surface for a closer look at fish, flies and insects from a brand new perspective. The recordings for this film have taken several years to complete. The movie is instructive, inspiring and well filmed with lots of good spirits, fishing action and great catches.
The Fish and The Fly 2 - Nymphs
The Fish and The Fly
In this movie we cover in detail many different challenges the flyfisher faces. We have travelled to amazing rivers and lakes to find the best conditions to demonstrate nymph fishing. We join Morten Oeland as he demonstrates how to handle many different situations. We take a detailed look at the naturals and Morten shows us practical fishing with his best imitations.
As in the previous movie we have placed underwater cameras in the areas as we fish and thereby gained a unique insight into the behavior of the fish.
The movie is a journey into the magic world of flyfishing, with great fish and intense sceneries. A combination of excitement, experiences, the joy of flyfishing and facts about fish and flies.
The Fish The Fly 3 - Terrestrials
The Fish and The Fly
This is dry fly fishing at its best. Terrestrials are land based insects – grasshoppers, beetles, Daddy Long Legs etc. Imitations of these insects are natural additions to any flybox and Morten Oeland shows why. We join him as he uses his fantastic imitations on a number of fishing trips in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland.
We follow him as he chooses his fly, tactic and fishing technique in every situation. The film is packed with fact and information about fishing the terrestrial.
This is an instructive movie, which is also full of great moments and exciting fishing situations. Morten catches lots of beautiful fish in amazing surrouding. A film of the same high standards as the previous movies in this series.
The Fish & The Fly 4 - Streamers
The Fish and The Fly
Again we join Morten Oeland on fishing trips in different locations. We fish in high mountain lakes and saltwater along the open shore, studying streamers and surface flies. We see the prey the streamers imitate and the different techniques Morten uses when fishing the flies.
Underwater cameras have provided stunning photography of trout taking the streamers and they have documented the trout’s reactions to the streamers.
This is a movie you have to watch over and over again. It is very instructive, showing new techniques, but is also a movie with beautiful scenery, fishing action and big trout.