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Fly fishing movies

On our page on fishing films, you will not find these videos, where people get fish after fish.

Fishing is more than that. We look for movies where fishing or the fish is embedded in a story, in historic ambiance or just in nature.

If you know films which can fulfil these requirements, your suggestions are welcome sales@swissflies.ch

A river runs through it A river runs through it

”Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976)

A river runs through it

A true story about two boys, Norman and Paul, growing up in Montana.

One is rebellious of his father, Rev. Maclean, while the other has his feet on the ground.

The one love they both have is fly fishing.

Link to "A river runs through it" (streaming)

Jean d'en haut- Jean d'en bas

Jean d'en haut- Jean d'en bas

Old fishing video, about 1950 (in french language), showing the fishing season of two fishermen fishing in the french Jura.

One is Jean d'en haut- he is fishing the alpine part, the small river with different techniques.

Jean d'en bas, fishing the lower part of the river, is an expert in fly fishing. Beautiful pictures of rising fish and a very successful fisherman.

Le pêcheur de lune

Le pêcheur de lune

Film by Pierre -Pascal Rossi about fishing in the Doubs river with Louis Veya, Georges Joset, Urs Dublin and other Doubs flyfishermen (Film begins 01:40)

Damsels in Distress from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

Damsels in distress

just see what happens!

The Complete Angler

The Complete Angler

The Complete Angler is a film by James Prosek (artist/writer), Fritz Mitchell (producer/editor) and Peter Franchella (cinematographer).

It documents Prosek's travels as he walks in the footsteps of the 17th century English writer, Izaak Walton—"research" for his senior thesis at Yale. The film focuses on Walton's book, The Compleat Angler, a book that many have heard of but few have actually read.

Original Disney Cartoon, Goofy- How to fish, 1942

Disney's goofy: How to fish

Originally Released on December 04, 1942. Goofy illustrates an introduction book on some aspects of fishing.

When to fish, where to fish, the trout (that intelligent, fearless creature), how to approach the stream, fly fishing, the lure, and lake fishing.

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