For the first time ever, Fly Fusion and IF4 have partnered with Trout Unlimited via the National Chapter to offer the film “TUrnaround” as a bonus feature for all 2022 Screenings of The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. This is a story of how “a group of men and women of varying ages banded together and brought an organization back”! This group is now proving positive that TU Chapters can lead strongly into the 21st century with passionate anglers focused on the important work of local conservation and community service.
Home Water follows professional skier and lifelong outdoorsman Riley Leboe as he travels back to his childhood region of British Columbia. Connecting with his brother Jess, they share an unforgettable fishing adventure, realizing their Home Water holds opportunities to create new anglers and resource advocates in a sustainable way. In addition, they seek out the trophy rainbow trout the region is famous for.
Catch Home Water in the 2022 International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Grab your tickets HERE!
Filmmakers: Riley Leboe, Hungry For Adventure
The Kola Reserve has recently gathered a cadre of professional fly fishing pioneers led by Stephan Dombaj of Fly Fishing Nation on a mission to determine whether rumors of the existence of two phenomenal, lost and completely private Atlantic Salmon fisheries on the northern coast of the Kola Peninsula in Russia were true. Adding to the intrigue and speculation was the fact that both rivers flow north into the Barents Sea at a point only slightly southeast of the trophy-laden Yokanga and to the northwest of the prolific Ponoi. They are dead-center in the heart of a region famous for trophy-sized Atlantic salmon, numbers of grilse, and large Osenka (fall run) Atlantics. The rivers are completely private and have been designated catch-and-release, fly fishing only fisheries that will remain shielded from poaching, commercial harvest, and exploitation.
This film follows a few mates on a season of fly fishing through the different regions of New Zealand’s South Island, exploring a hand full of remote and pristine back country rivers, travelling on foot, mountain bike and pack raft.
Filmmaker: Wilderness Lens
A Season on the South is a 2022 Official Selection in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival! Visit flyfilmfest.com for locations, tickets and or book a screening near you!
Casting Maya tells the story about the world famous Ascension Bay that is located on the peninsula of Yucatan/Mexico. The Sian Ka’an biosphere reservation is know for its richness in gamefish like Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook and many more. Travel to Punta Allen, a small fishing village also know as “The permit capital of the world“ with the goal of catching a Palometa on the fly.
Filmmaker: Pure Films
Casting Maya is a 2022 Official Selection in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival! Visit flyfilmfest.com for locations, tickets and or book a screening near you!
Pressured out of Poland as a dissident in the early 1980s, Mariusz Wroblewski set out for freer territory, with his family, a yearning for wild rivers, and not much else. Four decades later, he’s become a conservationist and advocate for wild rivers – and discovered the true reason rivers figure so prominently in his
life. Filmmaker: Brian Film
A Fly fishing Refugee is a 2022 Official Selection in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival! Visit flyfilmfest.com for locations, tickets and or book a screening near you!
The crew from FOSH is familiar with skinny-water, weed-beds and trout. But it’s a first as they take a trip up to the salt of Far North Queensland. Wading and wandering the flats while watching for a flash as the rain buckets in from every angle. Hold on tight – these aggressive and streamlined little Geets fight hard!
Into Blue is a 2022 Official Selection in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival! Visit flyfilmfest.com for locations, tickets and or book a screening near you!
We are thrilled to announce that “Travels With Charlie” from Todd Moen is the winning film of the 2020 IF4, based on votes cast by viewers across the world. “Travels With Charlie” follows Moen and his 11-year-old son, Charlie, as the duo embarks on Charlie’s first-ever destination fly-fishing trip – to Kimsquit Bay Lodge in British Columbia, where big rivers and big fish require Spey casts and a lot of patience
Our world is constantly changing, moving from one beat to the next like a massive and unceasing machine. How do we find respite from the noise? Where do we go to escape? The Wanderer, the 2021 IF4 Original, takes us to an unspoiled, natural sanctuary in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West, full of high-mountain lakes, eager fish, and endless beauty. Take a breath, relax, and enjoy the solitude.
Be sure to get your tickets to your local IF4 viewing and check out the trailers for all the IF4 Official Selections!
Have you ever tried to stop a vehicle with a fly rod? That’s about what it feels like to challenge the giant trevally of the Seychelles. Getting them to eat a fly is only half the challenge. From there, it takes every ounce of energy and guile you can muster.
Intents Media grappled with these gargantuan brutes and lived to tell the tale in their latest film, and a 2021 IF4 Official Selection, Turbo Giants.