MemberDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
Anyone know any good documentaries/movies on fly fishing? Would love a recommendation
MochileroTNGuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
A River Runs Through It
grahambo7GuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
The Memory of Fish. Not so much about fly fishing but more about conservation and restoration of the Elwah River told from a fly fisherman. Amazing film that celebrates an inspiring success story for salmon and steelhead in the PNW.
fliesfordaysGuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys – great story about an incredible teacher in the world of fly fishing
A river runs through it is the classic
Salmon fishing in the Yemen was good/interesting, but not a ton of actual fly fishing shots.
Todd Moen has some great stuff – but most are like 20 min or less and more focused on the fishing rather than documentary or plot
tris396GuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
“Low and Clear” is one of my favorites.
jonesey666GuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
I really like Rolf Nylinder videos. First one I ran across was the Great Shaku Hunter. Not really a documentary or movie but interesting none the less.
fishnogeekGuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
It’s interesting that nobody has mentioned the Fly Fishing Film Tour yet. Check that hour – there are a few hours of well-shot documentaries from various locales, one compilation each for the last decade or so. It can get a little repetitive if you binge on it, but there are still some spectacular shots and interesting places.
As others have mentioned, A River Runs Through It was a pivotal movie for the industry, especially in the US. The market and audience expanded rapidly in the few years after the movie was released. It was nuts back then.
I read ARRTI as a book when I was a kid and actually didn’t love it. Got a fresh copy after The Movie came out and re-read it, and actually still didn’t love it – it’s one of the handful of exceptions to the ‘book is better than the movie’ rule. However, the updated copy I got also included another piece by Maclean, Young Men and Fire – that’s a riveting read. It’s the story of the Mann Gulch Fire, which is a pretty wild true tale – look it up. And listen to [Cold Missouri Waters](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgQNeGPJdcQ) while you’re at it. If you’ve ever fished the Missouri below Holter Dam, you were a few miles downstream from where the fire happened back in 1949.
I’ve digressed. It happens.
Two FF movies that absolutely sucked compared to the books were The River Why (still probably my favorite FF book of all time) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. I was deeply disappointed in both.
Honestly, I’m still waiting for a movie that captures some of the magic that happened with ARRTI. Someday, maybe.
bigcountry138GuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
Rivers of a lost coast.
troutmadnessGuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
The Educated Trout on YouTube. Great film shot in the U.K. in the 70’s featuring John Goddard (inventor of the Goddard caddis). Great film!
big_bass_holeGuestDecember 15, 2019 at 6:11 am
“The River Why” and “Only the river knows” on Prime Video.