Thursday, 20 November 2014
Long Live the King is a story of hope and resurgence for Alaska’s great King Salmon fishery. Returning numbers of the fish have been dropping steadily, and both 2012 and 2013 hit especially hard – with multiple rivers and regions across the state seeing some of the lowest returns ever, forcing Alaska Fish and Game officials to close or severely limit salmon fishing around the state, including on some of Alaska’s most iconic rivers. In addition, what is starting to seem like an all out war on salmon — mining, dams, hatcheries and the state government are all marching forward in opposition of Alaska treasure salmon resource. For many, this is an attack on religion, not just a fish. This film seeks to ignite an angler’s passion – showing why salmon are worth fighting for from a fly fishing perspective. By showcasing some of Alaska’s world class adventures – a team of Alaska’s best guides and anglers explore the state’s rivers, fly fishing for King Salmon, while practicing “catch and release” for the benefit of greater escapement and future salmon spawn. Through interviews and candid conversation, we will hear from long-time Alaska guides, lodge owners, Native elders, political figures, conservation leaders, and wilderness pioneers who have an abundance of untapped folk information on the state’s great King Salmon lore. In these virtually untold stories, lies the spirit of Alaska – the dream of its wild lands and freedoms that can hardly be imagined in our current time. King Salmon are an icon for Alaska, and a treasured sport fish for the entire world. Long Live the King celebrates the great homecoming of salmon to the Last Frontier, while promoting a re-energized culture of sustainability among salmon fishermen and women worldwide. Through inspiring imagery, explosive fishing, emotional testimony and a tone of sustainability, respect, and stewardship, the film breathes new life into the hearts of anglers. One goal of this film is to boost the grassroots efforts of our conservation partners to defend the land, waters, cultural heritage, and invaluable resources of Alaska, including the mighty King Salmon of the Last Frontier.
The Shenandoah Valley lies just two hours outside of our nation’s capital and offers some incredibly diverse freshwater fishing. It is hard to find mountain brook trout, spring creek rainbows and browns in such close proximity to some of the best smallmouth, carp, and musky fishing in the country. Twin brothers, Brian and Colby Trow, are natives of Virginia who took their love of fly fishing together and put it all on the line to ‘live the dream’ in the center of this unheralded fishing destination. More than 10 years and one nasty economic recession later, Brian and Colby understand the risks and costs of running a small business. Success comes with the price of long hours and being away from family, but it is time on the water together that keeps them connected. Selected for the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) and the 2014 Rise Fly Fishing Tour Europe.
North of Wild is a short film that explores the pursuit of fly-fishing for bigger-than-life wild Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon in an unimaginably rugged, remote, and beautiful place most Americans know nothing about. Culturally unique, pristine, and home to some of the world’s most significant and rewarding fishing, Labrador is a place unlike any other. The project seeks to explore one of the most untamed and pristine regions in all of North America through the lens of a team of devoted and passionate fly anglers, who have experienced a wide range of fishing situations, but none to rival Labrador. The party, which includes legendary fishing author John Gierach, Labrador’s leading fly-angling authority Robin Reeve, and a young and dedicated fly fishing writer Aimee Eaton, arrive by float plane – the only way in or out of this vast wilderness – and embark on a journey of discovery that few can imagine, much less take part in. With only their guide and a pair of Hudson Bay Freighter canoes, the crew embraces, and is embraced by, a place that is as wild now as it was 200 years ago.
Tributaries is a journey to uncover the commonality among different cultures, people and water. It explores the contrasting experiences of three diverse guides — a Bahamian flats-drifter, a Patagonian trout bum and a Viking-blooded Icelander. Watch three characters’ stories merge into one: a tribute to the world’s water. Directed by RC Cone Written by RC Cone and Zack Wheeler Locations: The Bahamas, Iceland, Argentina Starring: Prescott Smith, Siggi Haugur, Tuqui Visvarro Trailer Music: Crazy Charlie Smith DIMMA – facebook.com/dimmamusic RC Cone Presented by: orvis.com/ howlerbros.com/ patagonia.com/ flyfilmtour.com/