Video: James Prosek’s “The Complete Angler”


Written by: Phil Monahan


Next month, author and painter James Prosek will be honored by the American Museum of Fly Fishing, which will present Prosek with the Izaak Walton Award. To celebrate, the museum has released the full, 46-minute documentary that Prosek made about Walton in 2003. In the film, Prosek travels through England, in the footsteps of Walton. Here’s the description:

Set amidst the beauty and tranquility of the English and Irish waterways, artist and author James Prosek retraces the fishing footsteps that led Sir Izaak Walton to scribe the fly-fishing bible, “The Compleat Angler.” This visual poem celebrates the joys of nature and literature, of solitude and beauty, and the elegant art of fly fishing. For fishing enthusiasts, The Complete Angler does everything to reinforce the notion that fly-fishing becomes more than an outdoor activity; it cleans the soul of everyday troubles and allows a simple connection to nature.

The resoltuion isn’t so great, but it’s a really enjoyable tale well-told.

5 thoughts on “Video: James Prosek’s “The Complete Angler”

  1. Paul Frawley

    James, a fantastic documentary. I look forward to sharing it with my boys this evening before settling them in bed. Thank you for your efforts; your books and works of art are beautiful as well. Cheers.

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