"Why Fly Fishing" on MidCurrent

April 14, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

No one really expects a specialty museum in a town like Manchester, Vermont to get into the film business, much less invest a lot of time, money and effort into producing something unique. But that’s just what the American Museum of Fly Fishing did when they hired Jeffrey Pill to produce “Why Fly Fishing,” which in the short time it has been out has become the sleeper hit of the season.
Not only were Pill and the Museum able to convince key folks to participate, they got the story, delivery and production just right. The result is a half-hour film that actually inspires, rather than simply excites. This week we are glad to begin a series of showings of segments from “Why Fly Fishing,” starting with the film’s introduction, which features Flip Pallot, Joan Wulff, Diana Rudolph, John Gierach and others.