Once in Your Lifetime
A group of passionate fly fishers from around the world – Ken Packie from the USA, Clare Carter from England, Paula Shearer from Canadian magazine Fly Fusion and Brandon King from South Africa – head to the spiritual home of fly fishing – Scotland, for the trip of a lifetime. The gang first head to the great River Ness to try to bag one of fly fishing’s ultimate prizes – a Scottish Atlantic Salmon. After that they head to the wild West Coast’s rugged landscape to fish the rarely fished hill lochs and small rivers, trying out ‘dapping’ and attempt to catch the predatory ferox. Some of these waters are so inaccessible that they need a helicopter to reach them. This really is the Scottish fishing trip of a lifetime.
Ian Gordon is a former world champion Spey Caster and is one of the most well respected salmon fishermen in Scotland. He learned his trade on the River Spey, the home of Speycasting, and is considered one of the leading salmon fishing coaches in the world. In this feature length film Ian covers every aspect of salmon fishing in Scotland, including Speycasting instruction (single and double), fly tying, watercraft, history. He fishes some of the most well known rivers, including the Spey (naturally), the Dee and the Findhorn. A more comprehensive look at salmon fishing in Scotland you could not hope to find.
Rae is given the opportunity to fish the beautiful River Deveron in north east Scotland for the very first time. Also called the country's 'forgotten river' and Scotland's 'hidden jewel', the Deveron is in fact the fifth most prolific salmon river in Britain; and it's not too shabby on the sea trout and brown trout front either.
The River Dee is one of the most celebrated salmon rivers in the UK, and with good reason. Rising in the Cairngorn Mountains at nearly 4000 feet above sea-level before flowing into the North Sea via Aberdeen harbour. This series of short films is a stunningly shot guide to some of the most well-known beats on this celebrated river.