Americans "Stunned" by Kiwi Fly Fishing Film

October 21, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to New Zealand’s 3News.co.nz, the film two kiwi fishing partners made about the phenomenon of a “mouse hatch” that occurs once every 5-10 years is the surprise hit of 2009. “Once in a Blue Moon” by Carl McNeil and Earl Kingi, which first became available this summer in the U.S., is already in the top ten of some outdoors DVDs sales lists. And it all had a fairly innocent start, says McNeil: “‘The idea for “Once in a Blue Moon” – I spent years and years with my mate Earl and we sat by a river and seeing all the glorious stuff every day and we thought we should probably make a film on this,’ says McNeil. ‘And we said this every fishing trip for about 10 or 15 years and we had seen a lot of fishing films and really felt that they had never done fly fishing any justice.”
Watch a segment from “Once In a Blue Moon” on MidCurrent.