Its that time of the year – time to start releasing trailers for the 2018 Official Selections! First up an epic release from Gilbert Rowley of Capture Adventure Media with Confluentus: The Merging of All Things, three friends strap on backpacks to earn the opportunity to pursue bull trout in one of their last bastions within a pristine wilderness. Merging different backgrounds and unorthodox fly-fishing techniques, they experience a fishing trip that piscatorial dreams are made of. Come share it with them only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2018!
In this instalment of RIO’s “Behind the Brand”, Simon Gawesworth heads out to Lake Merrill, which is situated in the foothills of Mount St. Helens. Spoiler alert: In true Gawesworth fashion, he makes some monstrously beautiful casts and catches lots of trout. Check it out below.
Swing Season–The Slowdown is a captivating look at the state of Olympic Peninsula steelhead. The film not only discusses the declining populations, it also encourages fly anglers to be part of a solution. Check it out and see what you can do to become a more responsible steelhead angler.
RIO–The first episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series has RIO ambassador Rob Parkins teaching and talking about “How To Make an Overhead Cast”. In this film, Rob covers the three most important steps required before you start to make an overhead cast, and then explains how to make a “Pick up and lay down ” cast, how to “False cast” and how to “Shoot line”. In addition, Rob talks about the ideal line that will help beginners learn this essential cast.
Tiny Pieces of All of Us is a short film that takes a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making Scientific Anglers fly lines. With stunning cinematography and an engaging storyline, the film is well worth watching.
Fly Fusion Magazine and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival are stoked to partner with our friends at RIO Products around the 2018 RIO Fly Fishing Film Awards! This is a great award contest for amateur fly fishing film makers to showcase this wonderful sport by entering a short film into this online film competition. Submission could be a short story, a documentary, a collection of awesome shots, or even a clip from your cellphone that you feel deserves to be seen. Let your creativity be your guide! The rules are quite simple – make a 3-minute or less fly fishing film, and enter your film to be judged by the RIO panel, and by like-minded fly fishing enthusiasts on a variety of social media outlets. We look forward to seeing all of the film goodness again this year! Full contest details.
The final episode of season 1’s “How To” series is “How To Set Up a Trout Spey/Switch rod”. With the surge in popularity of light two-handed rods for trout fishing, more and more anglers are looking to purchase one of these light, fun and highly enjoyable fishing outfits, but find many pitfalls on the way to getting the perfect rig. In this episode RIO brand manager, Simon Gawesworth, explains how to choose the right sized Trout Spey rod based on fish size, compares a Trout Spey rod to a regular single handed rod, and goes through the various fly line options for Trout Spey rods that are on the market, and when to use each one.
This film is an invaluable tool for anyone looking at getting a two-handed Trout Spey or Switch rod, and really helps anglers dial in how to get the most perfectly balanced rig.
Check out RIO’s “Behind the Brand” video featuring their R&D production designer, Wayne Peterson, spending some time on the Teton River.
The 10th episode of RIO’s “How To” series, is presented by RIO ambassador Russ Miller. In this episode, Russ shows numerous ways to fish a streamer while wading along the bank of a river; each different from the rest, and when applied to a day on the river, will give you the maximum chance of catching a fish. Russ’s tips and great information takes the mystery out of this increasingly popular style of river fishing.
Fly Fusion fly-tying editor Al Ritt demonstrates how to tie the Adams, a classic pattern that deserves a place on the top row of any dry-fly box.
- Hook: Daiichi 1100 sz 20 through 8
- Wings: Grizzly Hen Hackle Tips
- Tail: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers
- Body: Muskrat or Gray Superfine Dubbing
- Hackle: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers