Patagonia releases Finding Fontinalis

Our friends at Patagonia today announced the release of the feature-length downloadable version of Finding Fontinalis. A 70-minute feature film by Travis Lowe, Finding Fontinalis explores how the search for a new world record brook trout in Argentina ultimately leads the anglers involved on a mission to conserve and protect much more than just the fish itself. The film is available to be screened in local markets globally to fly fishing dealers, grassroots conservation groups and individuals.  www.findingfontinalis.com

April Vokey’s New Film Trailer

February 14 is now special for two reasons. One has to do with cards, chocolates and highly inflated flower prices. The other has to do with the IF4’s release of their final trailer for the 2017 festival cycle. In the film The Dorado, Fly Fusion field editor April Vokey heads deep into the jungles of Bolivia in search of dorado. The film is an unforgettable adventure filled with visually stunning footage and enormous fish. Only at IF4™ in 2017!

Al Ritt’s X-Caddis

Here’s Fly Fusion’s fly tying editor explaining how to tie a simple but effective caddis pattern.

X-Caddis (Olive):

  • Hook: Daiichi 1100 sz 18 through 12
  • Shuck: Olive Antron
  • Wing: Comparadun Hair
  • Body: Olive Hare’s Ice Dubbing

Latest Release From Fly Fusion Films

Surface, a new short from Fly Fusion Films and Vantage Point Media House, is a film about extraordinary adventures that create life-long memories. Derek Bird of Fly Fusion Magazine and Ross Purnell of Fly Fisherman Magazine team up to search for large native rainbows on a remote stream in British Columbia’s Cariboo region. After a floatplane trip through the rugged and towering Cariboo Mountains, the anglers float down a nearly inaccessible glacial stream. What they experience along the way is nothing short of unforgettable. Only at IF4™ in 2017!

Friday Fly By…Al Ritt

One way of beating the winter cold is to sit at the vice start tying patterns to fill up the summer dry-fly box. In this video, Al Ritt, Fly Fusion’s tying editor demonstrates how to tie a hybrid pattern of sorts. The ARF Humpulator  is a buoyant upgrade on the classic Stimulator.

Recipe for the ARF Humpulator (Yellow):

  • Hook: Daiichi 1280 sz 6 through 10
  • Tail: Calf Tail, Tan
  • Back: 2mm Tan Foam
  • Abdomen: Poly Yarn, Yellow
  • Rib: Hackle, Brown (1/2 to 2/3 the hook gap)
  • Underwing: Mirage Flash
  • Wing: Widow’s Web, Tan
  • Hi-Vis Spot: Para Post Yarn, Fluorescent Orange
  • Thorax: Ice Dub, Golden Brown
  • Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Golden Brown

 

IF4™ 2017 Official Selection – The Jungle’s Edge

“The Jungle’s Edge”by Capture Adventure Media and Angler’s Eye Media is the first in a series of trailer releases for films debuting at premiere of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival® this January.

Film Overview: Imagine a world where the jungle meets the coast and the fly fishing is incredible. Follow angler’s Mark Martin and Alex Beck as they attempt the impossible, Costa Rica’s first Grand Slam. After a week of jumping and loosing many 100+ pound tarpon, they find themselves with a chance to make history. The only thing standing in their way is the giant tarpon that have been giving them nothing but trouble all week. Come along for the ride to see if history will be made. Only at IF4™ in 2017! www.flyfilmfest.com

2016 IF4 Winning Film

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival winning feature film for 2016 is Arctic Unicorns by Western Waters Media sponsored in part by Fly Fusion Magazine. The festival producers and the film selections committee extend a well-earned congratulations and a $1000 check to the Western Waters Media for their commitment to creating captivating and entertaining outdoor films. The winning film each year is selected by audience members who take part in the online voting process after each of the festival’s 100 screenings.

Fly Fusion TV – Season Two:

We had such a huge response to our last share contest that we thought it was only fitting to do another! Share this trailer from Fly Fusion Television Season 2 for your chance to win a Scientific Anglers gift pack valued at over $500.00! Winner will be randomly drawn on the 25th of November. Good Luck!!