We know that you’d rather be out fishing right now. So would we. While we may not be able to make that happen, hopefully this might help. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) and Fly Fusion Films have opened up our video vaults to provide you with some excellent fly-fishing films to help get you through these trying times.
Keep your eyes peeled every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for another film from the archive. Now for today’s featured film: “Gold Fever” by Burl Productions.
Gold Fever is when you get the taste of gold and you will stop at nothing to get more. Jobs, relationships, obligations are disregarded. The only thing you can think about is another nugget. In this case those nuggets are huge wild brown trout from the heart of the Mother Lode in the Sierra Foothills of California.
Next up in our 2021 IF4 Official Selections is Out There, by Hooké.
From the filmmaker: 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, and let’s hope we can all put this behind us. But as funny as it is, the past year ended up being quite memorable for Fred and the crew. You want to know why? Because fly fishing is the best remedy out there. Follow Hooké’s journey through the wild rivers of Terrace, British Columbia, the lakes and rivers of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, and the magnificent Matapedia river in Gaspésie. They get out there in search of big pike, Atlantic salmon, steelhead, and Coho salmon. Follow Hooké on this expedition in some of the most beautiful places on earth!
Don’t forget to visit the IF4 website to check out all the trailers and buy tickets to your local virtual showing!
Fly fishing and the west coast of Colombia don’t typically go hand-and-hand. There’s a jungle, four transportation shifts, and an unrelenting coast of jagged waves. Good thing the crew at PopFizz wouldn’t have it any other way. Join the guys as they go deep into the wild and come out with a story worth telling. Law enforcement included.
Be sure to check out all this year’s IF4 selections and buy tickets to your local showing the IF4 website.
The 2021 Virtual IF4 is here! This year, we’ve got an awesome lineup of films that run the gamut from amazing to unbelievable, with a generous side of “Did you see that?!?”
Our featured film today, Raised on Rainbows from Matt Coddaire, tells the story of a couple attempting to navigate their lives as both parents and fly anglers. Hint: it’s not easy.
Be sure to buy tickets for your local showing at the IF4 website, and check out the other films in this year’s lineup!
The next selection for the 2021 Virtual IF4 is The Art of Fly Fishing, by Bluff Line Media. This film was the winner of the inaugural Stimmie Awards, earning its place in the 2021 IF4. From the filmmakers:
Brooke Belohlavek is an artist and educator in remote Baggs, Wyoming, who found a love for fly fishing one day after an ascent atop Grand Teton. Before long, her newfound passion made its way to her canvas. Today, Brooke paints trout for folks all over the country who want to enjoy a beautiful reminder of their fly-fishing experiences. This summer, we joined Brooke to fish and film some high-country creeks and rivers that are close to her heart for The Art of Fly Fishing.
Be sure to check out the rest of the films and buy tickets for your local show at the IF4 website.
From everyone here at Fly Fusion, we want to wish you an amazing holiday season and an awesome 2021. With our most recent entry into the Winter Collection, we explore something we’ve grown all too familiar with in 2020: Solitude. But in this case, it’s a good thing.
Episode Overview: A long drive down backcountry logging roads places Jim, Derek and Paula (Fly Fusion’s former social media editor) into a basin where no other soul exists. They travel the proverbial extra mile and find large trout that have not seen artificial flies in years. The eager trout make for stunning cinematography and an unforgettable day on the water.
We know this year’s been difficult. It’s been long, it’s been crazy beyond all belief, and we’re here to give you a place to watch some excellent fly fishing footage, relax, and put all of the insanity behind you, even for just a little while. For the next few weeks, we’ll be sending out some videos for you to watch every Monday, just to get your week started off on the right foot. This week, we’ve got one of our favorite web episodes of Fly Fusion TV: Eden. Hopefully it’ll put you in a good place.
“Eden”— For fly anglers, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find pristine and unpopulated rivers. In this episode Fly Fusion Founding Editor, Derek Bird—along with Associate Editor Jim McLennan— explore a river where they catch large rainbows and bull trout and where the only other anglers on the stream that day are the grizzly bears.
Located in northwest Mexico, the Baja Peninsula features one of the world’s most diverse and fantastic saltwater fisheries. On any given day, there’s no telling what kind of fish you’ll be able to tempt with a fly.
But the real draw here is a finely coiffed fish with flaring dorsal fins and an attitude to match: the one and only roosterfish.
Join the Capture Adventure Media crew on an epic Baja adventure in The Buffet Series: Baja.
There is nothing in this world quite like a steelhead fresh from the sea. Its colors radiate and shimmer in unreal streaks of silver and green. Its resplendent leaps are powered by the one primal instinct it can’t overpower: survival.
The very idea that a small, trout-sized fish could survive in the ocean for several years and then return to its home as a broad-shouldered, silvery missile is impressive. That it does this in order to spawn and continue its species is inspiring, especially now.
Join the Capture Adventure Media crew on a celebration of wild steelhead in The Buffet Series: Chrome, a short film that takes you to the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula in search of steel.