Top Video Hatches of 2011

December 27, 2011 By: Benjamin Clary

2011 Fly Fishing VideosAs 2011 comes to a close, the staff here at MidCurrent offers up its choices for the the top “Video Hatches” of the year.

  • Father and Son” – William J. Meyer made this touching video about his father before he passed away.  A reminder that the relationships formed through fly-fishing are just as important as the fish caught.
  • A Tangled Tale” – Not the typical fly fishing video, “A Tangled Tale” is a sand animation tale that forms at the confluence of art and fly fishing.
  • Bulls on Top” – David Magnum’s footage of explosive feeding that defies common expectations of redfish behavior.
  • Doc of the Drakes” – A poignant film about Dr. Robert Franklin, a retired physician with Parkinson’s disease, and his passion for fly fishing.
  • Sipping Dry” – Some of the best dry fly footage of the year.
  • Fly Fishing Eastern Sierra Nevadas” – Good friends, good tunes, good  times, good fishing and great footage.  Enough said.
  • Gaula – River of Silver & Gold” – Atlantic salmon on the fly on one of the last wild Salmon rivers in Europe.
  • Give that Man a Bells!” – Best alternative use for a fly rod in 2011?
  • Fly Fishing with Veterans” – A compelling video that showcases the work various groups are doing to introduce fly fishing as a therapeutic tool for veterans.
  • A Backyard in Nowhere” – Some incredible footage of giant pike being caught in the Innoko River, in a wilderness remote even for Alaskan standards.
  • “Geofish” Trailer – From Oregon to South America and some of the best fly fishing in the world in between.
  • A Year in the Business” – Footage from across the world.
  • Trout Bum Reverie” – “It’s not a hobby.”  A lot packed into this short film.
  • Fly Fishing Mystery Theater” – With special guest, Turd Ferguson.
  • Kodiak Project” – Fantastic Alaska footage.
  • The Kamchatka Steelhead Project” – A group of anglers and scientists follow the steelhead migration on Russia’s North Pacific coast.
  • Hot Dog, When do we Leave?” – Some great vintage fly-fishing footage.