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New Zealand Fly Fishing

New Zealand is reknowned as one of the best places for fly fishing on the planet and is surely on the bucket list of every fly angler out there. Here's a selection of films and shows that will make you drool with envy and start saving those pennies.
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An 8 part series in which each episode follows a different pair of anglers as they explore one of the incredible fly fishing opportunities that New Zealand has to offer, from the trout fishing Meccas of the backcountry to the newly discovered saltwater fisheries.
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New Zealand reigns supreme as the ultimate fly fishing destination, capturing the imagination of anglers across the globe.Extensively exploring the South Island with an eclectic group of anglers, the film flows through a collection of stories that exemplify the New Zealand fly fishing experience.Filmed during the best year for big fish in the last decade, The Source – New Zealand features breathtaking fly fishing moments captured using HD cameras, stunning aerial shots and crystal clear underwater footage. From acclaimed director, Nick Reygaert, this film sets a new benchmark in fly fishing filmmaking. 
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The backcountry of New Zealand holds a special place in the heart of all Kiwis. "Going bush" is a national past-time, and Kiwi fly fishers like nothing better than the sun on their backpack, the cold touch of a mountain stream and the opportunity of sight fishing to giant trout in pristine settings.These two films explore a number of backcountry fisheries with anglers who exude a profound connection to the wilderness. The cast of the film is as extensive and varied as the landscapes explored. In the end it is dedicated, inspired people will ensure that the spirit of the backcountry will thrive, preserving a world that we are proud to hand over to those who come after us. 
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BACKCOUNTRY - NORTH ISLAND follows seven fly fishermen, from different places and different walks of life, as they each explore a treasured corner of the North Island. This land of active volcanoes, rugged gorges and dense forests provides an epic backdrop for some of the best trout fishing on the planet.As each story weaves into the fabric of the film it becomes evident that despite their differences the characters are all bound together by their passion for the back country.Starring Mike Davis, Rene vaz, Mike Kirkpatrick, Steve Sprague Andrew Harding, Cory Scott and Tony Hildesheim 
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Only the River Knows is a fly fishing film exploring the often thin line between fact and fiction in the obsessive minds of anglers.When young trout bum Rolf Nylinder gets lost in New Zealand's backcountry, he finds the long-forgotten journal of legendary fly fisher Lars Lenth. The journal captures Rolf's imagination, and he sets out to relive the journal's marvellous tales of the monster trout living in the legendary Lethe River. But will he ever succeed in catching one, and who is the mysterious author Lars Lenth? Only the River Knows was awarded Best Story and Best Movie of all times at the 2013 Drake Awards, fly fishing film's equivalent to the Oscars.If you appreciate great cinematography, huge brown trout and a great fishing story, this is the film for you 
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Shot in New Zealand's famous wilderness, Dean Bell is back with another beautiful and informative film, this time sharing tips to counter the most common issues that fly fishers face when targeting trout. The emphasis is on line-management, and, of course, stealth. 
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New Zealand's trout are famous the world over for being BIG. In this film fishing guide Dean Bell visits a number of stunning locations - wild, clean, crystal clear waters - and shares some hints and tips for how to land these wily fish. 
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Join Al Brown and Andrew Harding on the banks of the Tongariro in New Zealand for some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the world. The boys got the show off to a flying start, before heading to the National Trout Centre to meet some kids trying fly fishing for the first time, and learn more about the work that goes on at the hatchery, and preparing the catch for the smoker.
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