The Motive crew returns with never-before-seen footage and stories of their efforts to pursue any bass anywhere anytime!
A battle between nations breaks out on the banks of a Montana spring creek. A group of European anglers is convinced that their American counterparts have lost any connection with the traditions of fly fishing’s past, while the American’s believe the Euro’s are still fishing in the stone age. Hilarious trash talking ensues as these groups square off and attempt to prove which methods are best served to fool wily Montana trout.
Back in September, six intrepid anglers - Tom Rosenbauer, Kate Taylor, Dylan Tomine, Hannah Belford, Todd Tanner and Tim Romano - hooked up on a remote North American steelhead river known for its incredible scenic beauty and fantastic fishing. CHROME condenses their five-day adventure into eleven epic minutes. It also examines the looming threat that climate change and ocean acidification pose to our steelhead & salmon. CHROME was made possible by tremendous financial and logistical support from some of the most iconic and respected names in the outdoor world, including Orvis, Patagonia, Scientific Anglers, Yeti, Costa, Simms, Sage, Damdochax River Lodge, TroutHunter, Sweetwater Travel Co., Hatch Magazine, The Boat Company/McIntosh Foundation, Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation, American Fly Fishing Trade Association, American Rivers and Tim Romano Photography.
While Jeff Currier and Ron Striker were raised in completely different places and followed completely different paths to Dzlive the dreamdz, they hold in common a history of taking a leap to shape their lives. Ron stacked shelves in a grocery store for 17 years before becoming a bush pilot. Jeff started in a fly shop, working for $4.75 an hour. Since that time, he’s shaped himself into one of the foremost angling authorities, fishing in more than 50 countries and landing more than 300 species on the fly in salt and freshwater. Both men describe how they went from the bottom rung to doing exactly what they wanted to do in life. Woven with these human stories is some of the baddest, most-predatory pike fishing footage ever captured.
Filmmaker Grant Wiswell has spent the last two years circling the globe attempting to showcase how water connects three incredibly diverse fisheries while at the same time capturing the best fishing available in each location. On both counts he has succeeded in spades. From Argentina’s Jurassic Lake and 30dz rainbows that will readily eat a dry fly to the bull-headed GTs of the Seychelles and the carnivorous tiger fish of the Zambezi, this film contains some of the most remarkable fishing ever caught on film.
Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch in the Seychelles is the fabled milkfish, a turbo-charged algae eater growing to 40 pounds. A team of South African anglers have not only caught these amazing and very secretive fish, but also pioneered the techniques that have allowed these vegetarian and notoriously difficult fish to be caught. It’s hard to accurately describe the sheer speed, breathtaking acrobatics and technical prowess needed to convert a fly cast to a connection with this greatly unknown species.
Three years ago, adrenaline junkie Art Webb barely escaped a rock climbing fall with his life. During his recovery, Art found a substitute thrill: pursuing marlin and other billfish with a fly rod off the coast from his home town, Virginia Beach. As Art began to tell his friends about his experiences offshore, two fellow fishing fanatics, Brian and Colby Trow, could not resist. This is a story of these three anglers on a fly fishing adventure to catch marlin in their backyard waters of Virginia.
Recent trips deep into Bolivia have brought R.A. Beattie and his crew a new perspective on the uniqueness of fly fishing in the jungle. With each step deeper beneath the canopy, with every cast into unexplored pools they journey towards the last real savage border to be explored by fly anglers. Their pursuit of Golden Dorado helps build a bond with the local people who have a unique connection to and reverence for this incredible freshwater predator.
An old gaucho's tale inspired the search for a new world-record brook trout; but the water, landscape and the culture surrounding it became the impetus to conserve and protect it all. This F3T cut of Finding Fontinalis, a new feature film from Travis Lowe (coming fall 2016) takes you to the heart of Patagonia and one of the last remaining, world class brook trout fisheries. Featuring Bart Bonime, Bryan Gregson, Agustin Fox and Yvon Chouinard, Finding Fontinalis exposes you to both jaw-dropping landscapes and hook-jawed trout.