Wild On The Fly

Wild On The Fly Feature Films
These three longer-form documentaries were made from angling adventures to the Ekaluk River above the Arctic Circle for searun Arctic char; to the Rio Tupparo and Rio Tomo for peacock bass, payara and piranha in the cocaine-controlled jungles of Columbia; and to the newly emerging fisheries of the former Yugoslavia for marble trout and grayling in Slovenia and Bosnia. Arctic Dreams and Rivers of Brandy & Blood were also both broadcast as multiple-part episodes for the Wild On The Fly TV Series on Outdoor Channel, while Pavon y Traquetos en Colombia! remains a work in progress.


Wild On The Fly TV Series on Outdoor Channel
The best episodes from two seasons of exotic fly fishing from Alaska to the Amazon, Mexico to Mongolia. Seen on Outdoor Channel in 2011 and 2012, Wild On The Fly was the network’s highest rated fly fishing show during that period, and is still wildly popular today online. Produced as a “where to” instead of a “how to” HD program, with as much emphasis on the people, culture and natural history of each destination as the fishing, Wild On The Fly ushered in a new generation of adventure fly fishing films, videos and online magazines. Soon the term “fish porn” was as common in the fly fishing venacular as “tight lines”


Vintage Wild On The Fly
Wild On The Fly’s first foray into TV production in early 2005 was a disaster. Hitching its star onto the ambitious efforts of Denver’s Turner Media Group the entire salesbased production came unraveled when it was discovered that the broadcaster did not have enough bandwith to facilitate the live gear and clothing sales that viewers were supposed to be able to do with their TV remotes while watching the show. Turner went under, but for Wild On The Fly the experience proved an invaluable learning experience in filmmaking and the beginning of things to come. Here are a few of the SD episodes and shorts.