Let me say right up front that this is one of my favorite fly-fishing films of all time. And that’s saying something. As curator of the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, I probably watch more fly-fishing videos than almost anyone.
“Das Fischer,” a hilarious new production by director Ben Herndon, displays a level of sophisticated filmmaking that we don’t often see in the sporting world. The set design, props, acting(!), and cinematography are simply spectacular. The film tells the story of a German man who is enthralled by a magazine article about fly-fishing in Idaho, so he sets out on an adventure to experience the waters of the Gem State himself. Let’s just say that hijinks ensue. And we may have found a new icon in the person of Hildebrand Richwine.
The film is nine minutes long, but I was sad to see it end. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If you want more info, check out the film’s Facebook page. Warning: there is one printed word that some may find offensive, so parental guidance is suggested.
5 thoughts on “Classic Video: “Das Fischer,” and Dreams of Idaho Trout”
Thanks for the very kind words, Phil.
Fully endorsed by the Glinkerspeal clan. So well done. Hank Patterson has some serious competition.
If Wes Anderson made a film about Fly Fishing it might be as good as this was. I liked it a lot.