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CHALK – Bedrock of Fly Fishing
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1:27:50     USD 8.99 to buy     USD 4.99 to rent     
The Test, The Itchen, Broadlands, Mottisfont, Halford, Skues and Sawyer are all names associated with the chalkstreams of England and amongst the most noteworthy in the world of fly fishing. CHALK is a feature length film about the past present and future of the chalkstreams of England and how their very existence shaped the sport of fly fishing. We meet the people who continue to fish and care for these storied rivers, while learning about the techniques that Halford, Skues and Sawyer invented. In addition to visiting the famous rivers and beats, we also travel to some lesser-known rivers. CHALK is a thoughtful examination of why the chalkstreams of England are probably the most important rivers in the history and development of fly fishing. From the geology that created the rivers and their abundant plant and animal life - including the legendary mayfly hatch - to the characters past, present and future who make these rivers unique, this is the definitive chalkstream fly fishing film. The film celebrates the rivers while also drawing attention to the threats and challenges facing these fragile environments. CHALK was narrated by actor and keen fly angler, James Murray and features some of the most recognisable names and faces in the UK fly fishing world, including Marina Gibson, Alex Jardine, Steve Cullen, Glen Pointon and Charles Rangeley Wilson, as well as anglers from all over the world. The expert voices and thoughtful voiceover complement the stunning cinematography, combining to tell the story of these precious waterways that have shaped a sport. CHALK was created by Fishing TV, independent filmmakers aka Chalkstream Fly, and fly fishing writer Simon Cooper. Members of the international fly fishing community helped to fund the production, setting CHALK apart from other films about the sport. A must-watch for all fly fishers the world over. To watch, just login or register

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Great Fun

5.0 rating
2nd October 2020

That warm feeling that when you look out on a winters day you know you’ll be back and will have forgotten the cold easterly, the blanks. the many caught trees and bank vegetation, the thrown flies, the hours trying to tie on a tiny F-fly ….. and the cost! But who cares the excitement will be back, I will have bought and tied flies and there will be that new rod ….. I really will be better equipped with a 10′ #4!

Carl L Statham

Great film

5.0 rating
27th September 2020

Loads of history, really instructive and great footage, well done!

JP

Excellent Production

5.0 rating
30th August 2020

This a superb film that has the right balance between the history/art of fly fishing, great video footage and good speakers; who speak passionately. Great promotion for fly fishing and as mentioned above Inspiring.

Nathan Conlon

charming and informative

5.0 rating
19th June 2020

they did a nice job making this film, inspiring

richard paton

The Best

5.0 rating
9th April 2020

This is the best film I have ever watched about fly fishing and I hope who ever produced this make more!

joe

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