Over time, fly fishing films have become a highly valued feature of our sport. Although there are a plethora of reasons for this, perhaps the most prevalent is the growth of these creations on Youtube, and the frequent traffic that comes with the site. Youtube currently serves as the most popular video-sharing platform in the world, making it an excellent means of exposure to fly fishing. Below are a few YouTubers that we feel truly encapsulate what the sport of fly fishing is really about.
1. Wild Fly Productions
Wild Fly Productions is a Youtube channel run by North Carolina native, Scottie Finanger. The channel reaches a wide variety of viewers due to the diverse content that it brings. Whether it’s sight fishing to Reds on the flats, or bow casting to rising Brookies in the mountains, this channel never seems to disappoint. Each of Scottie’s videos includes a well-planned story, proving there is far more to a good fly fishing film than cinematic clips shot in slow motion. The Wild Fly videos also offer lots of informative material, giving viewers the chance to learn something new as well. Have a few minutes? go check out the channel! We promise you won’t regret it.
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9OlqATrhsw
2. Tight Loops
Tight Loops is a channel run by Aimee and Chase, a married couple who spew fly fishing obsession. Their channel includes incredible documentation of the many excursions that the two embark on. Something that sets Tight Loops apart from others is their storytelling ability. Many films include only the good stuff. The slow-motion videos of massive fish ripping drag, the smiles, and the laughs. While Tight Loops does include the good, they also include the bad and the ugly. From van break downs to severe weather conditions, the two tell a very authentic story.
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9RMbSZGHA
3. Allegheny Native
Allegheny Native is a channel run by Caleb Stasko, Joel Snedden, and Nate Burkhart; three individuals who reside in Central Pennsylvania. Allegheny Native is true eye candy for a trout bum, with videos consisting of day-long excursions through the Pennsylvania Mountains, where they target Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. Their videos often preach the message that “It’s not the size of the fish, but the beauty of it,” a point that truly sums up what our sport is really about. The crew does an excellent job of channeling their inner child throughout their videos. This serves as a reminder that sometimes, it’s okay to feel like a kid again. Go give their most recent video a look through the link below!
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IYLUG51EU&t=649s
4. Huge Fly Fisherman
Huge Fly Fisherman is perhaps one of the most unique channels across Youtube. The channel is run by Colorado native, Ben Sittig. Ben is, well….a huge fly fisherman! His videos offer extremely helpful tips. From drift boat etiquette to how to get your flies unsnagged, Ben covers every situation you may find yourself in on the water. He delivers his content through a comedic approach. This allows his audience to learn and laugh at the same time! Take a look at his most recent video below, and remember….stay huge!
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKxsLRVZwqA&t=117s
5. Bluff Line Media
Bluff Line Media, run by Andrew Mcneece, is a channel that provides high quality, cinematic documentation of multiple different fly fishing excursions. The channel’s videos are extremely engaging between the buttery slow-motion shots, the well-planned storyline, and the informative interviews. Make sure to check out their Ozarks on the Fly in the link below!
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4D6wfX9jIs
6. Trout Hunting New Zealand
Trout Hunting NZ is a Youtube channel based out of New Zealand. The channel is run Gareth Bayliss, a fly fishing guide and outdoorsman who loves to target gigantic Trout on the fly. What sets this channel apart from the others is not only the fact that it is based in New Zealand, but it’s consistency. Gareth and his crew always seem nymph up some monsters in front of the camera. The scenic streams and crystal clear waters featured in their videos make for an extraordinary backdrop. Subscribe to their channel below!
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLQRY_396CU
7. Rolf Nylinder
Allow me to introduce you to Rolf Nylinder, a filmmaker, father, and last but certainly not least, a dry fly fisherman. Rolf’s films are nothing short of incredible. His story telling ability is out of this world, and when paired with his cinematic voice overs and shots, the finished product is truly something special. Many of Rolf’s films have similar plots. He typically ventures off to unknown streams in search of trout…Blue lining if you will. The outcomes vary. Sometimes he will find fish, and other times he won’t. Fish or no fish, his videos always seem to entertain. Take a look at his latest video through the link below!
Latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEenJl5bRfI&t=120s