Just 8 days until the start of the 2013 edition of the Fly Fishing Film Tour.
BrownBro - by Strobot Productions
The region of Tusheti Georgia has had minimal fly fishing exploration and in the fall of 2012 a crew of four Americans traveled to Georgia’s rugged Caucasus Mountains to see what promises it might hold for fly fishing. While the Georgian people have been fishing these rivers for centuries, mostly with nets and bait, it was largely off the map for fly fishers. With local skepticism about their technique of targeting the elusive Georgian River Trout and lacking any solid information about where to go and what to use, the team discovered an incomparable Georgian hospitality, a chance to solve a timeless fly fishing riddle, and an opportunity to cast in a place that rarely sees outsiders—especially those carrying a fly rod.
Enough is Enough - by Keith Brauneis and CalTrout
Enough Is Enough is the story of northern California's McCloud River, its fish and its unique impact worldwide on fly fishing. The compelling story, told by three longtime locals who know the river like no others, helps remind us that as anglers, it's our job to respect our history in order to protect our future.
Urban Lines - by TwoFisted Heart Productions
TwoFisted Heart Productions partnered with Freestone Entertainment to create a film on the tidal Potomac River that counters common stigmas and stereotypes of fly fishing. Four fly fishermen in Washington, D.C. demonstrate that fly fishing is more than an individual pursuit of the catch, more than once-a-year out West or once-in-a-lifetime trips to exotic locations abroad. In an unlikely setting of concrete vistas, population density and traffic nightmares, the Potomac River proves that adventure and epic fishing are available to everyone on a daily basis. D.C. fly fishermen have embraced that concept through an online community that provides a 21st century, Web 2.0 take on passionately protecting our water resources for the future and connecting with the people around us. It’s about thinking globally and fishing locally.
Turning Tail - by Gray Ghost Productions
Throughout the East Coast of North America, from Long Island Sound to the northern most point of Labrador if you look closely, you will find the chrome beauty known as Salmo Salar. For a fly fisherman it may be the best fresh water game fish there is, to a biologist it represents a long history of research, and to the conversationalist, in many cases it is the one to save. Turning Tail is a compilation of all that is good in North America; people hard at work for an excellent cause - the fight to hold on to a North American treasure. This journey explores the outermost reaches from the wilds of Labrador, the Gaspe Bay Peninsula and New Brunswick, to the inner workings of hatcheries and fish traps; from the rich sporting heritage to the mystery while at sea, Turning Tail will take you on an exploration of a lifetime.
The Best Guide Never - by Hank Patterson
The verbose suds-swilling river guide and unfortunate client
Unofficial, unrecognized, and self-titled “F3T Spokesperson” Hank Patterson serves as instructor, educator, river jester, and oblivious fish oracle in multiple short-length segments throughout the presentation of other more “official” films. Hank’s ignorance and his client’s unfortunate selection in a guide, proves fortuitous for all who witness this folly of a fish film.
Reel: A Day on the River - by OMS Photography
For many, the Upper Delaware and Catskill region is a refuge from the hectic pace of life in the working world. For anglers especially, it is an opportunity to fully immerse mind, body and spirit in the unique rhythms of the river system. The elemental act of angling enables this escape in a way nothing else can. “Reel: A Day on the River,” is an inspirational film about the tradition and culture of fly fishing in the East. It highlights the responsibility we have to protect resources like the Upper Delaware River for future generations. Set against the backdrop of the western Catskills, the film invites viewers to float the West Branch of the Upper Delaware with professional guides Joe Demalderis , Jim “Coz” Costolnick, and Ryan Furtak. These men provide their unique insight into the fishery; it’s vast array of aquatic life, and their intense respect for the landscape and local community.
Thai One On - by Cinema Digital
Deep in the pristine jungle of northern Thailand lies the Mae Ngao. Literally translated Mae Ngao means the River of Reflection. Named for its crystal clear water, the Mae Ngao is home to the legendary Mahseer. A species first prized by British anglers during the days of the Raj. Known as the aquatic tiger of the Asian subcontinent the Mahseer is revered for its phenomenal fight. Filmmaker Travis Lowe follows three anglers and a local guide as they work with hill tribe villagers to protect the entire 60km length of the River of Reflection. Hoping to protect critical habitat for the Golden Mahseer and open up the area as a world-class destination fishery. In the process, the group helps bring desperately needed money to the cash starved Karen villagers in turn protecting an endangered species - a feat that entails a witch doctor, a spirit curse and quite possibly the introduction of fish aquaculture.
Magnetic North - by Fly Out Media
Magnetic North tells the story of the draw of Alaska, told through the voices of guides and anglers who live and work there. For anyone who has spent time in the Last Frontier, you know that there is an intangible connection to the land, wildlife, water, and culture. Magnetic North focuses beyond the incredible fishing by presenting the human attraction and intrinsic connection to this truly wild place.
The tour kicks off January 26th with two big shows in Denver and then rolls out with shows across most of the US and Western Canada.
If this year holds true to form sellouts will be the norm so get your tickets early.