"A lot of people don't see fishing as an intense or riveting thing, but to us catching a fish is as riveting or exciting as skiing a big line or the best powder day" - Tatum Monod.
Fly fishing is trending hard right now. The other day there was a commercial on TV for Montana. Just the state. It was basically 30 seconds of fly fishing that was good enough to be on this site! Good to see the North Face kicking in here with this little short about pro skier Tatum Monod's connection to fly fishing. And a sweet bull trout too!
Awesome new film from Bighorn Trout Shop a few days ago. The river is high from spring runoff and the cicada hatch is bringing carp to the surface. The result is spectacular!
Check out this teaser from Running the Coast - easily the world's best documentation of the striped bass run and those that live for it. See more here: http://www.howardfilms.com/runningthecoast
We are very excited to announce an amazing new all-around fly fishing giveaway we've put together our friends from Blue Halo, Decade Reels, Crua Outdoors, and FishOn Energy.
The full prize includes:
- Cranberry 5wt fly rod from Blue Halo
- Gold fly reel from Decade
- $300 for gear and apparel from FishOn Energy
- Three person insulated Tri tent from Crua Outdoors
- And $100 credit from Amberjack
Share the link with friends after you enter to get bonus entries.
Good luck and tight lines!
A reel screeching film from BFT Media, shot in the Mediterranean south of France. Watch the full film now vimeo.com/ondemand/bftbluefintunaonthefly!
Columbia PFG Force 12 talks to those who know the fishery best in Key West, Vietnam, and the Seychelles to understand 3 different conservation practices and how they affect the ecosystem in the long term. Oh yeah, and lot's of great fish porn!
From the guys who brought you Damnation, Denali, and the Kamchatka Steelhead Project comes this epic film about tarpon season. 120 Days follows David Mangum's lifelong passion for what many call the greatest and most challenging fish to catch on fly.
Stop what you're doing, go full screen, and turn up the volume. This is a truly fantastic film from this years F3T line up, and will be plaguing the minds of any fisherman for years to come!
Not a bad first ever video clip from Katka Švagrová's trip to New Zealand. Some fantastic shots of the fish and scenery that make fly fishing in New Zealand such a dream to many of us.
An awesome video from AlaskaFlyOut.com that showcases some Alaskan dolly varden and rainbow trout being caught on bass poppers!
This is a great short story from Billings, Montana that spotlights fly fishing's rare ability to transcend stereotypes and the differences between us.
From Redington: "Escape to Montana’s legendary Bighorn River with Rich, a fly angler and hard-rock miner from Billings who works hard to play hard no matter the season. He understands what it means to be a contradiction, and his story highlights the nuanced relationship every angler has with the river. At the end of it all, though, Rich understands one vital truth about his identity. He's a fly fisherman, just like the rest of us."
A group of anglers trace the footsteps of diamond hunters on the Orange River, South Africa's longest waterway. Only this time, the treasure swims in the river. The full film comes out Friday, March 24th - be sure to download!
Alaska is awesome... in the true sense of the word. This short wordless montage captures the essential beauty and magnitude of this amazing place. Some gnarly fishing too... grizzly bear style.
You can take the new Secretary of the Interior out of Montana, but you can't take the Montana out of the new Secretary of the Interior.
Patagonia has some of the world's largest and most aggressive brook trout. Check out the trailer for the film which was featured in last year's Fly Fishing Film Tour. Yvon Chouinard and some friends head into the backcountry to target these wonderful brook trout (latin name Salvelinus Fontinalis)! The full films is available for download at findingfontinalis.com!
April Vokey ventures into the jungles of Bolivia to catch a golden dorado on a spey rod in this incredible trailer! This film is the final addition to the 2017 International Fly Fishing line up. Go to flyfilmfest.com for more trailers and tickets!
Convergence is the story of fishings relationship to the natural world around it. Some of fly fishings biggest names come together with Conservation Hawks to document some of Montana and Idaho's trout rivers and those who play on them.
This trailer is filled with some of Glacier country's finest - big cutthroat, little wild browns, and time just to enjoy being outside, there's something for everyone who enjoys the wild rivers of the West.
Christiaan Pretorious and The Fly Shop show why you want to drop what you're doing and book a trip to Kamchatka, at all possible costs. Or at least that's how we felt after watching...
Really nice fish from the sometimes overlooked North island of New Zealand. Looking forward to seeing more video from this trip.
From Outside Bozeman: "In Montana, where there’s little in the way of professional sports, our legends tend to be a little different. They are often those involved in sports and activities that embody our western ideals: fortitude, self-sufficiency, inner resolve, and an appreciation of, and respect for, the natural world. They are explorers, adventurers, cowboys, conservationists, and outdoorsmen. One of these legends is Montana’s famous fisherman, Bud Lilly."
A great cut from Chair 8 Media's full length documentary, Bonacca, that features Permit fishing in Guanaja, Honduras. Head guide, Rankin Jackson, talks about how the sport has affected him and the local community and ecosystem. Great footage and a pretty cool story.
What!? Great video and a truly enormous brown trout from Thorbjørn M. Norway definitely just moved up a couple spots on our list of places to go!
The newest issue of SCOF is available now online! Hands down one of our favorite publications in the industry for a mix of raw humor and fishing talent. Read a couple pages and you'll see what we mean.
Hatch Magazine with a great tutorial on a useful and often overlooked cast... they say 98% of fly fisherman can't do it!
Incredible dry fly takes on New Zealand’s South Island from the boys at The Fly Commission! This island is producing so many amazing videos it’s getting hard not to book a trip there.
Like many others of Europe's last free-flowing rivers in the Balkan region, the Una is in permanent danger of being destroyed by a series of hydro dams. It is one of the few last rivers in the world with a healthy, wild Hucho population and an amazing fishery.
For Bosnian guide Anes Halkic, the Una is not just a river. It is his life. In "Una - The One", we follow him in his fight against dams while searching for Hucho on the fly with Austrian guides Christof Menz and Uwe Rieder.
From the fly fishing legend Todd Moen comes this film about fly fishing for trout in New Zealand. It is impossible to get tired of watching these huge fish sip a dry fly on top of some gin clear water in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. For more from Todd Moen, follow Catch Magazine on YouTube or subscribe to the magazine.
What an amazing view of the Florida mullet run captured by drone from the consistently awesome guys at BlacktipH. Very cool to see this natural phenomenon from a bird’s eye view. This video is streaming in 4K so you make sure you turn up the resolution!
Facing extreme habitat loss, the bull trout disappeared from the free flowing river above the Clackamas dams in 1963...
This video by Rolf Nylinder has been around for 4 years now, but we just can’t seem to get it out of our minds. We believe that this is perhaps the most beautiful dry fly trout fishing edit ever made.
April Vokey speaks to legendary Deschutes guide and fly shop owner John Hazel about his experience on the famous river in Oregon. We find John particularly amusing and think this is one of the best episodes in April's show "Anchored".