No other filmmaker has chronicled Midwestern fly fishing like Robert Thompson (a.k.a. thirdyearflyfisher). In films such as “The Brothers Brown,” “Reverb,” “Heart of the Driftless,” and “The River,” Thompson has explored the passion of his fellow anglers, the beauty of the waters and the landscape, and the challenges faced by fisheries managers. His latest film, “Spey Daze,” is his most ambitious project to date.
Shot over the course of two and a half years in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and various parts of Ontario, it is at heart a film about the pursuit of steelhead on the swung fly. However, “Spey Daze” also sheds light on past, present and current challenges that the Great Lakes are facing and how these issues affect the fishery.
The DVD is a two-disc set featuring more than four hours of content. You can order a copy, starting Friday, at thirdyearflyfisher. A streaming option will be available in the near future, as well.