The 5th film in Confluence Film's incredible collection is Providence, a saltwater fly fishing adventure to the famed Providence Atoll, in the Seychelles. These waters were closed for several years due to the threat of Somalian pirates so when the team arrived in October 2015, they were basically fishing virgin flats. Not surprisingly, they encountered a myriad of hard fighting flats species such as Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Bonefish, Trigger Fish, Milkfish, Bumphead Parrotfish and plenty more. This is a fantastic film and story filmed at one of the best destinations you could find.... not to be missed by anyone interested in saltwater fly fishing.
Following DRIFT, RISE and CONNECT comes WAYPOINTS, another must watch epic fly fishing adventure. Journey around the world through both fresh and saltwater to some amazing locations including St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean for Giant Trevally and Bonesfish, trout fishing in the wilds of Patagonian Chile, coastal Southeast Alaska for Steelhead, the Himalayan rivers of India for Golden Mahseer, and the jungles of Venezuela for saber-toothed payara. With stunning cinematography, this film showcases some truly special fly fishing destinations whilst sharing some interesting stories through the eyes of fly anglers Oliver White, Jeff Currier, Greg Bricker, Gerhard Laubscher and Rooster Leavens.
Another visual masterpiece from Confluence Films, 'Connect' explores the connections between the angler and his natural surroundings... his fellow anglers... and ultimately the fish on the end of his line. In six very different locations around the world a selection of top anglers take you through the journey of their attempt to catch a trophy fish in a variety of specimens. Cherry Salmon in Japan, the Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit grand slam in the flats of Cuba, wild Trout from the rivers of the Yellowstone Park, giant Pike from remotest Alaska, Striped Bass with unorthodox tactics in Maine and beautifully ugly giant Tigerfish in Tanzania, all have their own story and all provide excellent fly fishing action.
Rise, the follow up to Drift takes us to 6 stunning new fly fishing locations in search of fly fishing nirvana. Kicking things off in Florida, with some spectacular tarpon action, the story then takes us to a fantastic lodge in Patagonia for some of the world's best rainbow and brown trout fishing. Back in the USA, we're in Louisiana in the wake of hurricane Katrina to see how the redfish fishery was affected post Katrina. Boasting a huge estuarine system, there are more redfish here per acre than anywhere and less fishing pressure. Henry's Fork on the Snake river is next and can probably claim to offer the best dry fly fishing in the USA. With an incrediby diverse array of water, and beautiful scenery, this is a stunning place to fly fish. In Venezuela, we're in Los Roques which as most people would is one of the best bonefish flats fisheries in the world. Finally, we're in Alaska, possibly the most iconic sport fishery in the world where Ray Peterson set up the first fly in lodge operation, setting the standard for the many lodges that followed.
Confluence Films broke the mould for fly fishing films when they created "Drift". Beautifully shot on 16mm & 35mm film, it sketches the passion of a selection of dedicated anglers, devoted to their sport. John and Amy Hazel speycast for Steelhead on the Deschutes River, Oregon. Brian O'Keefe is on the saltwater flats of Belize casting at the Permit tailing in front of him. The reservoir tail waters of America's Mid West provide blue riband Trout rivers, even in mid winter. The Andros Isles are home to one of the most famous Bonefishing guides, Charlie Smith. And finally John Steihl and Travis Smith put themselves in the hands of local guides on the trip of a lifetime to Kashmir, India. Drift magnificently conveys how fly fishing can be so addictive and provide such thrilling entertainment.