For a few years now, we’ve been given teasers, trailers, and peeks at the upcoming documentary about the fly-fishing icon Joe Brooks, but here’s the first extended footage, which I think you’ll enjoy. This 8-minute clip tells the story of Brooks’s first trip to Argentinian Patagonia and the profound effect he had on South American angling culture.
Before Joe there were only a handful of fisherman from Buenos Aries who fished in a very limited way. But when they met Joe in 1955 everything changed. So much so that today it is a fly fishing Mecca and on every fly fisherman’s bucket list. This all sources back to Joe Brooks and those men and women who followed in his footsteps. As Lefty Kreh says, we all owe Joe Brooks a huge debt of gratitude. He opened up the whole world for fly fishing both in fresh and salt water.
These are fascinating stories, and I can’t wait for the full feature.