Wide Open: Fishing

Director: Niels Vestergaard, Production: Wide Open Outdoor Film, Bearplay, Denmark, 2014-2015, 11×48’-71’, Rights: Selected territories

Fishing series from Denmark. Experience the vast spaces of the North and beyond in these spellbinding and inspiring fishing documentaries. Produced and Director Niels Vestergaard a Danish photographer, founder and owner of Wide Open Outdoor Film. The topics range from catching Seatrout and Salmon in the beautiful rivers of Jutland, Denmark, Atlantic salmon rivers in Iceland, fishing in high mountain lakes and saltwater.

Synopsis:
S1. E01: Sea trout in Rivers, HD 16:9, 54’, 2014
Thomas Mosgaard is a biologist, with a deep knowledge of the seatrout. He shares expert advice on how to catch Seatrout and Salmon in the beautiful rivers of Jutland, Denmark.

S1. E02: Casting that fly: Basics, HD 16:9, 54’, 2014
Lars Chr. Bentsen a certified Master Casting Instructor shows single hand fly casting. Incl. Spey casting, 5 different presentation casts, how to cast, fish shooting heads, and casting in the wind, great for beginners and more experienced fly casters.

S1. E03: The fish and the fly: Dry Flies, HD 16:9, 56’, 2014
These episodes cover in detail the many challenges a flyfisher faces. We join Morten Oeland on a number of trips to different waters in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland, where he chooses the right imitation bait for every situation. With underwater cameras we go beneath the surface for a closer look at fish, flies and insects from a brand new
perspective.

S1. E04: The fish and the fly: Nymphs, HD 16:9, 71’, 2014
A journey into the magic world of fly fishing with Morten Oeland. He travels to amazing rivers and lakes to find the best conditions to demonstrate nymph fishing. A combination of facts on fish and flies, adventure, and the pure joy of flyfishing.

S1. E05: The fish and the fly: Terrestrials, HD 16:9, 50’, 2014
This is dry fly fishing at its best. Terrestrials are land-based insects – grasshoppers, beetles, Daddy Long Legs etc. Imitations of these insects are natural additions to any flybox and Morten Oeland shows why. We join him as he uses his fantastic imitations on a number of fishing trips in Denmark,

Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland. Instructive and exciting fishing in amazing natural surrounding.

S1. E06: The fish and the fly: Streamers, HD 16:9, 54’, 2014
Morten Oeland goes on fishing trips in different locations. He fish in high mountain lakes and saltwater along the open shore. The episode focus on streamers and surface flies. We see the prey the streamers imitate and the different techniques Morten uses when fishing the flies. Underwater cameras provide stunning photography of trout taking the streamers and document the trout’s reactions up close.

S1. E07: Tying the nymps, HD 16:9, 56’, 2014
Morten Oeland is tying the dry flies he uses in The Fish The Fly: Dry flies

S1. E08: Fly tying Terrestrials, HD 16:9, 54’, 2014
Morten Oeland is a skilled and experienced flytier. He shows us about terrestrials fly tying. Terrestrials are land-based insects – grasshoppers, beetles, Daddy Long Legs etc. He shows step by step how he ties his original, simple and highly innovative flies.

S1. E09: Tying the streamers, HD 16:9, 56’, 2014
Morten Oeland demonstrates streamers and surface flies. We see the prey the streamers imitate and the different techniques Morten uses when fishing the flies. We see trout taking the streamers. Up close and underwater! All the flies are from the movie The Fish & The Fly: Streamers.

S1. E10: Catch that salmon 1, HD 16:9, 54’ 2015
Shot in Iceland, with the best Atlantic salmon rivers in the world. Nils Jørgensen a Dane living in Iceland fishes the whole year-round. The crew joins Nils on his trips to different rivers. He shares expert advice on strategy, techniques, flies and the tackle used in different conditions.

S1. E11: Catch that salmon 2, HD 16:9, 48’ 2015
Once again we join Nils Jørgensen in Iceland, but late in the season, where the salmon have migrated further up the rivers. Late season requires a different set of eyes on the river. Nils Jørgensen shares his knowledge on where to find the salmon, flies, tackle and fishing techniques. Nils is a master at adapting his technique, tackle and choice of fly to the exact conditions and the situation he is in.