F3T trailer season is upon us! We could not be more stoked for the 2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Featuring films from around the globe, this tour is going to be unique without a doubt! Of course, we’ll be releasing our “Behind the Lens” interviews presented by Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, but until those start dropping in very soon, here is a full list of 2022’s films and their accompanying trailers. Enjoy!
The 2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailers
The Legend of Casa Mar
The Legend of Casa Mar details the history of one of the most legendary tarpon fisheries on planet earth. The film dances back and forth from past to present with a breathtaking interview from fly fishing legend Peter Gorinsky, IGFA archive footage, and supporting footage taken during the film’s production in 2021. This film follows anglers Jesse Males, Mark Evans, Micah Baly, and Thony Nunez as they uncover what the jungle has now been hiding for decades. Vibes of jungle exploration mixed with stunning tarpon action make this film run full-throttle from start to finish.
Filmed, Edited, and Produced by Jesse Males of Backwater Media Productions
Supporting footage by Micah Baly
Katie Fiedler Anderson has been a fly fishing guide in Vail, Colorado for over a decade, but things started to change when she became pregnant with her daughter. The short film, “Phoenix”, tells a story of passion, as Katie and her husband take a leap of faith in order to inspire their 4-year-old daughter to chase her dreams no matter what the obstacle.
Produced by the Braker Brothers
Everyone loves Dan. He’s friendly, hardworking, and loves a good laugh. But Dan has a problem. Fish don’t love Dan. So he journeys from the marshes of Louisiana to the jungle coast of Colombia, to see if South American tuna will show him some decency and respect.
Directed by Ben Meadows
Black Salmon: A Cobia Story
No one ever said it would be easy. Well, actually they did, but that was their mistake.
The Cobia in the Chesapeake Bay don’t eat a fly so much as they inspect it at high speed. A fish that is known in many places as an easy quarry and a tasty meal, is anything but in the Chesapeake (a water system where it has grown weary from all the attention, especially from conventional anglers). The result is a fish that tests Blane Chocklett’s mettle, patience, and skill in the mid-Atlantic sun.
The Cobia, a shark-meets-catfish, has become a target for fly anglers when it floats up in the water column. Captains Tyler Nonn and Jason Barham trade thoughts on the state of the fishery and strategies on how to intercept them before they move to offshore habitat in Fall. What ensues is a reminder that no matter how much you know, you’ve always got more to learn.
Inspired by a shrinking biomass and an uncertain future, Black Salmon shines a light on the wary Cobia’s issues today. As decreasing numbers and warming waters lead the fish north into unregulated regions, as we all try to keep up.
Directed by Jamie Howard
Produced by Howard Films
For the past two years, Australians have been limited to travel within their own country. This is not all bad news when you realize the diversity of fishing options in Australian waters. In early 2021, Josh Hutchins, of Aussie Fly Fisher, and film-maker, Kane Chenoweth, set off to one of Australia’s most remote regions in search of clean water, tropical vibes, and big fish – the Cocos Keeling Islands.
With bountiful bonefish, intermittent shark-dodging, and relaxed Island vibes – Cocos was full of surprises.
Despite schools of bonefish and the odd-GT distraction, we had a primary goal for the trip: a Bumphead Parrotfish. We’d seen it done in Seychelles, and we wanted to catch one in our home waters. Let the mission begin…
Directed by Josh Hutchins and Kane Chenoweth.
Produced by Aussie Fly Fisher
Family has always been an important part of the steelheader’s journey. From all walks of life, no angler is entirely self-taught. Whether from your life partner, your parents, your friends, your guides, your guests, or even your community, it takes a family to make an angler.
Missy MacDonald is no exception. As the owner and operator of The Steelhead House, an intimate steelhead lodge nestled on the shores of the mighty Skeena River, Missy and her partner Darren have been cultivating their steelhead family for many years. You may not be connected through blood, but if you’re in pursuit of wild fish with a fly rod, you’re family to them. And this family isn’t gonna stop growing anytime soon.
Both Missy and Darren are accomplished anglers and stewards of both the resource and the culture. To them, it’s one big family. And in this family, everyone is brought together by common ground.
Produced by Topo Films
In a time when travel was banned, adventure pretty much nonexistent, four obsessed anglers put their heads together to fill that empty void in their soul, they call fishing. Three sheets to the wind, full bore ahead as we set sail for 21 days to explore the endless atolls and flats of Belize, from the most famous to the untouched and unknown.
Not being welcome on land we’ll travel north to south by sailboat, foot, and paddleboard with fly rods in our hands. Led by legendary Belizean spearfisherman and Captain Deadhshot Danny, our ragtag crew of obsessed anglers head out for an adventure of a lifetime.
Like all great odysseys, the unknown surprises and obstacles create the adventure. With new species on the board and good times under the belt, life on a boat has never felt more connected to the rhythm of the ocean than now.
Directed by Chris Kitchen
Produced by KGB Productions
Cicada / Seventeen
Join Matt Devlin of Western Pictures on a very personal journey back home from Montana to Maryland in search of a hatch that occurs once every seventeen years!
Directed by Matt Devlin
Produced by Western Pictures