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The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature-length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must-see experience, and it arrives at the historic Playhouse at Allenberry on October 26th.
For fishing buddies Chris and Gilbert, watching their friend Kohler give up fly fishing is unbearable. To rescue him from the slippery slope of the real world Chris and Gilbert devise an adventure they are sure will jump-start Kohler’s desire to once again return to fly fishing. To help realign Kohler’s priorities, they decide to introduce him to a dark world of fly fishing that he has yet to experience. If they can find a monster lurking in the dark big enough to make Kohler scream, he’ll be back! The night holds many mysteries, including whether or not they can save their fishing buddy from the responsibilities of life that have slowly taken their toll.
The Aniak River is a 95-mile tributary of Alaska’s Kuskokwim River. Draining the Kilbuck and Kuskokwim Mountains and winding through the wild Alaskan tundra, it’s full of rainbows, dollies, grayling, sheefish, northern pike and all five species of salmon. This video by Todd Moen is a mouse skating adventure, with angler Brian O’Keefe pulling in large, heavy-shouldered leopard rainbow trout in the Alaskan backcountry.
Bigotry to Brook Trout features one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota. Hard truth and honest self- reflection parallel the beauty of Fall brook trout in this rare display of vulnerability and acceptance. Geoff Vukelich owns his past and speaks his truth, reminding us that we have the capacity to change our lives.
Meredith McCord, Ken Tanaka, and Marc Crapo meet up with the Fish Partner crew and bring us along for One Day in Iceland. Yet another zany adventure by three-time IF4 winner Marc Crapo.
Seeking an escape from the daily grind, the Hog Leg Fly Fishing crew sets off on their latest adventure to chase wild migratory brown trout. Their adventure takes them to a remote river in an undeveloped corner of South America where there is a thriving population of truly mammoth-sized brown trout. These fish make an annual pilgrimage to this river to pass on their legacy for future generations. Follow along as the team’s journey to this place opens doors to new cultures, friendships, and lifelong memories as they catch some of the largest brown trout of their lives.
Taimen live for decades and have a reputation as the largest Salmonids on the planet. The problem is that overharvest, toxic mining practices, and roads, dams, and other encroachments have eliminated them from much of their historic habitats. When Fly Fisherman editor, Ross Purnell heard about a pristine river valley in northern Mongolia that was roadless and undeveloped, he knew it would be no ordinary fishing trip. Nomadic herdsmen call it “The Temple” and due to the sacred nature of the valley, no motorized vehicle access is permitted. To get there, it would take a two-day journey by camel and horseback to reach the river. Then, a 100-mile 2-week float trip through a river valley that a few Mongolian families have used as their summer pasture for centuries. The goal was to find a place so remote, and so pristine, that the truly old fish might still be there. What Purnell found was truly legendary.