Filled all your fly boxes, re-organised the garage, given the house a spring-clean, had 15 fights with your significant other (or your imaginary friends), re-watched every show you ever loved and are now hate-watching your way through the lower echelons of made-for-TV shows?
Before you impale yourself on your fly tying scissors, we recommend instead taking an hour to watch Drift, one of the original fly fishing flicks made by Confluence Films and produced by Jim Klug of Yellowdog and written and narrated by Tom Bie of The Drake magazine. In this time of lockdown need, they have kindly released the full feature.
Released in 2008, DRIFT changed fly-fishing forever. Shot in 16mm film and featuring locations such as India, Montana, Belize, South Andros and Oregon. DRIFT’s deep, soulful interviews with select “legends of the sport” and others who have shaped the sport, will resonate with a musical score that features the sounds of Jack Johnson’s Brushfire recording artists. This deep-rooted passion for the sport will be conveyed by these devoted (and sometimes eclectic) characters that have immersed themselves in the sport and the lifestyle of fly fishing. The fact that each segment tells a completely unique story and focuses on different characters and anglers is one of the many things that sets this project apart from other film and video releases of recent years.