As I previously stated, I am a whore when it comes to watching the newer fly-fishing movies; I eagerly await the release like a fat kid waiting on a cake to finish in the oven (oh the childhood memories). However due to work and other commitments I hadn’t had a chance to head into Feather-Craft in awhile to pick up any new videos or just to hang-out, but that was rectified about a week or so ago, but I digress. Drift is a film brought to us by Confluence Productions a partnership of Jim Klug (Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures) and Chris Patterson (film-maker extroardanair that has produced pieces that have appeared on OLN, Versus, National Geographic, and NBC) and these guys just flat nailed it.
The film takes you on a virtual smorgasbord of fly-fishing around the world and the shots that they capture on film are nothing short of breath-taking. I don’t want to give too much away from the film but the highlight for me was the pieces which featured Charlie Smith and how he still feels about bonefishing and guiding at 70+ years old and man his banjo playing was pretty darn good. The man’s legend was captured in film wonderfully. The film ends by following two fly-fisherman to Kashmir and chasing trout through some of the streams in town. In between all of that, the film-makers take you everywhere from spey-fishing for steelhead to winter trout fishing the west on tailwaters. All in all, it is a film filled with great scenery and some well shot fish-porn.
I have been waiting some time for a fly-fishing soundtrack to feature G. Love and Special Sauce in it, as I think the feel of their music would really lend well to videos that are being shot currently and I was extremely pleased to see some G. Love on this soundtrack. The music is very good in this film, and really fits and helps to hold everything together.
You won’t be disappointed in watching this video, and if money is no object you just might add some new destinations to your bucket list. Drift would make a pretty good stocking stuffer.