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What Kind of Meat?
- Episode 1
Deep in the Bolivian jungles, far from civilisation, accessable only by light aircraft and dugout canoes, are some of the most highly prized game fish in the world - golden dorado. But those who seek them must be hardy souls, and have strong stomachs...
Once in Your Lifetime
A group of passionate fly fishers from around the world – Ken Packie from the USA, Clare Carter from England, Paula Shearer from Canadian magazine Fly Fusion and Brandon King from South Africa – head to the spiritual home of fly fishing – Scotland, for the trip of a lifetime.
The gang first head to the great River Ness to try to bag one of fly fishing’s ultimate prizes – a Scottish Atlantic Salmon. After that they head to the wild West Coast’s rugged landscape to fish the rarely fished hill lochs and small rivers, trying out ‘dapping’ and attempt to catch the predatory ferox. Some of these waters are so inaccessible that they need a helicopter to reach them. This really is the Scottish fishing trip of a lifetime.
The Peacock Bass Film
- Episode 1
A fishaholic, with the permission of the local indigenous community, travels deep into the Columbian rainforest, once out-of-bounds to visitors, in search of hard-fighting peacock bass, a species that's growing in popularity with advenutre seeking fly anglers.
The 'Gray' Lady
24hr Rod Race - Episode 6
Matt heads to the famous chalkstreams of Hampshire with Grayling in his sights. But this won’t just be an idyllic fly fishing experience… especially with that hat.
Fly Fishing with Marina Gibson
Carl and Alex - Episode 17
In a change from their usual fishing style, the boys meet up with Orvis ambassador Marina Gibson on the river Test and on some nearby lakes to try to catch some trout on the fly.
Fly Fishing for Carp
Carl and Alex - Episode 13
In this episode bad weather postpones a trout fishing trip, so rising star of the fly fishing world Marina Gibson joins Carl and Alex to try to catch a carp on the fly.
Chasing Salty Dreams
- Episode 1
Join Aussie fishing guide Redbeard, filmmaker Webby, and their pet backpacker, French-Candian Alexis, as they head north from Sydney towards the tropical waters of North Queensland. With a few stops along the way, they arrive at their destination, some 2.5 thousand kilometers from their starting point. In this exotic location they set about showing why saltwater fly fishing is among the most spectacular ways to enjoy the sport, with huge GTs and tuna falling to their rods. Australians rarely do anything by halves and this is no exception: the anglers in this film are rowdy, raucus, and wild and really enjoy their fishing...
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.
Is this the best dry fly fishing in the world? This film showcases the incredible fly fishing on the Missouri River, Montana, where the hatches are so intense that the trout barely have to move to feed, relentlessly sipping flies from the surface. Anglers come from all over the world to fish the Missouri and experience its hatches but that doesn't mean that its easy!
A Kinetic Loop
Fly fishing is constantly changing, whether that's the invention of nymphing or technological developments in fly rods and lines. A Kinetic Loop is a short film that celebrates the traditions, history and future of the sport, and asks what are the constants in this permanently evolving sport.
The Indian Ocean – a vast expanse of blue, studded with tiny island chains. One of the best known is the Seychelles, a paradise for holiday-makers and anglers alike. Alphonse follows one group of anglers on a six day excursion to throw flies to bonefish, sailfish, and a host of other flats species.
Fly Fusion - Episode 1
Fly Fusion magazine editor Derek Bird and columnist Jim McLennan begin their hunt for perfect trout fishing by teaming up with Paul Samycia to look for bull trout in the Kootenay River in British Columbia. Swinging streamers amid ice floating downstream presents a few challenges…
Fly Fusion - Episode 2
It is no secret that to get to the most untouched waters can take some effort, but using a helicopter is really showing dedication to the cause. Derek and Jim are joined by the magazine’s social media editor Paula on a trip to... well: that’s the secret.
Answering the Why Question
Fly Fusion - Episode 3
Why? Whether it is asked by baffled friends and acquaintances, or if you’re asking yourself after another unsuccessful trip, Sooner or later, it is a question that all anglers have to answer. In this episode the guys are joined by two more of their editorial team for a day floating down one of British Columbia’s most well-known and beautiful rivers, and try to answer that eternal question.
The Lifelong Angler
Fly Fusion - Episode 4
The next best thing to fishing must be remembering those special trips that have gone before – there’s a reason that anglers have a reputation as raconteurs. In this episode the team head deep into the Rocky Mountains, to the Upper Elk River, to remind themselves why fishing is such a lifelong passion by getting back to basics: dry fly fishing for trout.
Fly Fusion - Episode 5
For many the appeal of fishing is the solitude that it offers, and in this episode Jim, Derek and Paula take to the logging tracks to find the seldom-fished waters of the backcountry. The trout haven’t seen a fly for ages and the landscape provides an incredible backdrop and there’s only the bears and coyotes for company.
Fly Fusion - Episode 6
The dry-fly angler, the big-fish obsessive, the one who has to have the latest gear… the fishing world is packed with stereotypes. In this trip to the St. Mary’s River in the British Columbia Jim and Derek explore some of the fishing archetypes and ask where they spring from and if there’s any truth to them.
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
- Episode 0
Following a near-fatal rock-climbing fall, Art Webb was looking for something to help him recreate the adrenaline highs that climbing had provided him. He found it: chasing some of the fastest fish in the ocean – marlin and other billfish – with a fly rod. As his stories of his adventures spread, two of his friends – fishing obsessives Brian and Colby Trow, couldn’t pass up the chance to join his mission to catch marlin in their home waters off Virginia.
Tributaries is a journey to uncover the commonality among different cultures, people and water. It explores the contrasting experiences of three diverse guides — a Bahamian flats-drifter, a Patagonian trout bum and a Viking-blooded Icelander.
Watch three characters’ stories merge into one: a tribute to the world’s water.
In Search of Grande
This film follows the journey of two anglers as they seek to catch trophy rooster fish on the fly. Filmed in the stunning Baha Penninsula, this trip takes its toll on the team's equipment, transport, and spirits.
In search for what is pound for pound the hardest pulling fish in the ocean, anglers Mark Martin and Alex Beck set out on an adventure in Mark's home waters off the coast of San Diego, California. Muscle, speed, and adrenaline are the genetic strengths of yellowfin tuna, and could they also experience the tug of the elusive bluefin tuna on the fly? Join them in their adventure of reel screaming, rod bending, heart pounding action to see if tuna really can claim the title of the hardest pulling fish in the saltwater world.
For the Sport of It
This amazing film follows Capt Mark Martin as he attempts to catch a mako shark on a fly rod off the San Diego coast. At the same time we get an insight into how attitudes are changing in the world of shark fishing: where once sharks were killed, now catch and release is gaining ground.
Welcome to Iceland
Meet Jan, Jonas and Lukas Borinski, three German brothers with a passion for fishing and filmmaking. Jan's the eldest, and works in Swedish Lapland, where they do most of their fishing; Jonas is the filmmaker; and Lukas - the youngest - is a musician: all tattoos, piercings and cigarettes, he lend the group an air of rock n' roll. These guys are the next generation of fly fishermen. They've been sharing videos of their Lapland trips for a while. As their online following grew they started filming further afield, and Welcome to Iceland represents their first foray to the land of fire and ice.
Germany has an unsual catch and release policy - it's illegal to return fish over a certain size - so the boys are keen to find out about how Iceland is working to preserve their amazing fishing grounds. Along the way they meet a 25-year-old citizen scientist who is carrying out pioneering work on a single trout stream, to study the effects of catch and release.
And of course the Brothers on the Fly fish in some amazing locations, catching sea-run arctic char, wild brown trout and salmon.
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.
Chasing Silver - Part 1
Tarpon – the ultimate sport fish: fast, powerful, acrobatic, big. Chasing Silver takes a look at the day in the life of two obsessive anglers with a competitive nature – a former championship skier and a champion fisherman – and the techniques and tricks that they use to land the biggest tarpon they can. Even these pros get taught a lesson or two by these hard fighting fish.
Chasing Silver - Part 2
Episode two follows Fitz Coker and Tom Rowland, two tarpon-addicts who moved to Florida just to target this mesmerising species. On mirror-calm Key West waters Fitz and Tom stalk the flats, hoping to tempt a big bar of silver to take the fly. Tarpon fishing on the fly requires stealth, precision, skill, and a lot of luck.
Chasing Silver - Part 3
Andy Mill and Tim Hoover are champion tarpon anglers but that doesn’t mean that they don’t lose the odd fish. Andy, a former Olympic ski-er explains why tarpon fishing has replaced competitive skiing in his life, and how sometimes accidents result in new techniques.
These guys are always looking for the edge that makes catching one of these spooky fish more likely, but the fish win more often than not.
Chasing Silver - Part 4
No matter how experienced the angler, tarpon present a challenge offered by few other species. In this episode Tom Rowland, who usually guides for other clients, is at the other end of the boat, casting the fly, with his old friend Rich Tudor on poling and spotting duties. We learn about the worm hatch that sends the tarpon crazy, and hear from a number of veteran Keys tarpon anglers.
Chasing Silver The Return Part 1
The tarpon might have thought they had seen the last of Andy Mill – they heard that he’d left the water – retired and returned to the mountains. They were wrong. The former Olympic skier couldn’t resist the chance to chase some silvery tarpon late in the season. He’s joined by John O’Hearn, an established flats pro. Last time, the fates weren’t on Andy’s side… perhaps this time will be different.
Chasing Silver The Return Part 2
Champion tarpon fly fisherman Andy Mill’s teamed up with John O’Hearn and they’re on a mission to hook up to tarpon in the Florida Keys. We learn how John came to fall in love with the flats, and pick up some tips on things like how to set the hook when one of these monsters takes the fly. Whether it’s the fat cigars, the fly selection or the team’s skill that brings the joy is hard to say, but these guys catch some big tarpon. If you like the sound of screaming reels, you’ll love this episode.
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.
Come and Take It
This short film follows a group of enthusiastic anglers exploring life as a fly fisherman in the Texas Hill Country and the Gulf Coast following the region’s heavy flooding in 2015.
These guys are not picky about the species they target – beginning with gar, Largemouth and Guadelupe Bass on the San Marcos River, and then targeting redfish, trout, black drum or anything else that can be fooled into taking the fly further downstream and on the Gulf Coast.
The film not only includes dramatic fly fishing footage, but also shots of the 2015 floods that tore away homes and businesses.
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.
Salmon Confidential Trailer
A chance to preview "Salmon Confidential" before watching the full doumentary.
Jo Stephensons Predator Flies
This is a clouser style fly that is simple to tie. It uses long flowing material called Nyatt combined with a heavy head. It is designed to emulate a sandeel and is ideal for targeting pollock and sea bass.
Whistler Style Clouser
Jo Stephensons Predator Flies
This pattern is based on a whistler fly, combining a dumbbell head with a large back-tied body in red and white. The addition of a few strands of sparkle makes it irresistable to pike.
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.
Flies Nymphs and Trophy Trout
The Green River of Utah, and its tributaries, are the backdrop for this entertaining and exciting instructional film. Learn the tips and techniques necessary to catch big trout with sub-surface flies from famed Utah fishing guide, Charlie Hansen. In FLIES, NYMPHS AND TROPHY TROUT you will learn how to catch the larger trout that occupy many spring creeks by creating a successful presentation for your flies. You’ll learn how to choose your flies, the proper usage of knots and how to fish with a strike indicator even in the clearest waters. The life cycles of spring creek flies will also be explored and explained so that you'll know exactly what fly to use in any circumstance.
Fly Fishing For Trout
Harry Murray, Virginia’s master fly fishing teacher shares his accumulated wisdom to catch trout. We start in small mountain stream to learn how to catch elusive Brookies. Next we learn the techniques for catching Browns and Rainbows. Finally we join legendary guide Richard Parks on the Yellowstone River to catch Cutthroat. Includes an introduction to stream entomology, detailed casting techniques, and basic knots.
Fly Fishing For Smallmouth Bass
Virginia’s fly fishing master Harry Murray owns Murray’s Fly Shop, and in this award winning instructional video he covers smallmouth fishing from dry flies and bugs on the surface to nymphs and sculpins on the bottom. His fly techniques will work anywhere these underwater treasures are found.
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.
Beattie Outdoor Productions
Remote reefs. Tropical fish. Crashing in a hammock. Wild boat rides. Lucha libre masks. Eight- to twelve-pound bonefish.
Sound like something you want in on?
Welcome to Scorpion Reef.
In November 2012, a group of anglers embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to one of the most remote reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico. Five atolls, known collectively as Alacranes Reef, are located 120 km due north of Progreso. The reef complex is 27 km (17 miles) long and 20 km (13 miles) wide with a total area of some 245 square km (153 square miles).
Alacrán is an emergent platform-type reef that forms part of a group known as the Campeche Bank Reefs, so named because they are located along the outer shelf of the Campeche Bank. It is the largest reef in the entire southern gulf, as well as the most northerly in location. The reef has five vegetated islands associated with it, Isla Desterrada, Desertora, Pérez, Chica and Pájaros.
There are no ferries or any sort regularly scheduled transportation to this reef. It has been said that the trip is not for the weak of heart. There are no installations for receiving people, so visitors MUST take their own water, food, tents and any other supplies. Once there, interlopers have to be careful to avoid injury all costs, as there are no doctors, hospitals or support and it takes many long hours to reach the mainland.
The logistic issues and risks laid aside, bonefish are present. Boy, are they present. And hungry.
Six men – WorldCast Anglers President Mike Dawes, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, and guides Ryan Buccola, Bear Holeman, Jose Briceno and Alejandro “Sandflea” Vega joined RA Beattie on the trip into the badlands of the gulf. The motely crew proved more than up to the task, though adventures were had that changed each man for a lifetime.
The Game Fishers Diary - Episode 17
Peter Hayes and John Slader help Rae Borras take a look at the bug life in our rivers, and explain how it gives a good indication to the health of the water - and also what fly he should be using.
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.
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.
Beattie Outdoor Productions
The crunch of ice. The whistle of the arctic wind. The chill bite of frozen noses and fingers. Polar bears. Sled dogs. This is what comes to mind when we think of when the word “arctic.” You might want to add Arctic Char to that list. And maybe fly rods.
The film takes a long, hard look at the remote Tree River lying sixty-six degrees north of the Equator. This is the real north – the hard north. Home to hordes of Arctic Char and other members of the salmonid family, the Tree is a vast, harsh river tinted with the silty, green tint of glacial melt. It is a frontier covered in ice, home to rivers that can drive the most passionate angler mad with anticipation.
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.
Fish on the Tyne
The Game Fishers Diary - Episode 16
Rae Borras spends a few days fishing with some of the characters who have helped re-establish the Tyne as a top salmon river. He also explores the history and heritage of the area.
3rd Year Fly Fisher
Bob Summers is considered by many one of the finest bamboo rod makers in the world. He started building bamboo rods in 1965 at the Paul H. Young Rod Company in Detroit, Michigan under the watchful eye of Paul Young himself. Bob honed his craft and carried on the Young tradition of bamboo rod making after Mr. Young's death in 1960. Bob eventually left the Young Company, moved up to Traverse City, MI and started the RW Summers Rod Company which is still in business today.
In the late 70's Bob met George Griffith the founder of Trout Unlimited at a TU fundraiser. The pair quickly struck up a friendship and became fishing buddies for the better part of 25 years, not only fishing George's home water, the famed AuSable river in Michigan...but destination all over the world.
"Summers" is a documentary short that offers a rare glimpse into Bob's world as a rod maker as well as his relationship with George Griffith.
Snowy Mountain Trout
Fishing Down Under
Take a road trip to the Snowy Mountains, and meet up with Andrew Badullovich and his family as they explore some of the regions attractions. The lakes in this area provide easily accessible fishing locations, ideal for showing the kids how to catch a trout or two from the safety of the bank.
Andrew then shows - from a boat - how to cut a lake down to size by eliminating less productive areas and concentrating on prime, fish-holding country. The lessons imparted will serve anglers well wherever they chase our speckled freshwater fish.
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.