Presented by Fly Fusion Magazine, The Stimmies recognize top emerging fly-fishing filmmakers, and the final vote is now open to the public!
The winning film will be included as an official selection in the 2022 International Fly Fishing Film Festival and will be shown at all live and virtual screenings around the globe. Top films will also qualify for cash and swag…not to mention bragging rights.
Now it’s your turn to have a say in who wins. Enjoy the films and help to select the winning film. But – choose carefully…you can only vote once.
Winner will be announced October 8!
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This is the story of two seemingly unrelated fish that help us understand the connectivity within our environment and the importance of a healthy Chesapeake Bay watershed. My brother and I are young anglers and we feel a responsibility to fight for the health of these places because the future of these resources are in our hands.
Filmmaker: Eric Braker
Traditionally associated with the Zambezi River and waterways beyond, catching tigerfish on a fly rod without stamping a passport has never been more accessible for South African fly-fishers. Not only are the travel logistics smooth, but the action is epic. Using light rods and floating lines to stalk cruising tigerfish in the shallows, amongst the weed beds, hippos and crocs of the flooded margins of Lake Jozini in Pongola, is as good as it gets…
Filmmaker: Hough Maritz & Jonathan Boulton
Time is our most valuable asset that we possess, once spent, we can never get it back. Like fatherhood, spent wisely, it will return tenfold. Being a father is a privilege, and one not taken lightly for Quinn Styles. Join Quinn and his son Jack as they spend the day fishing for brown trout, spending their valuable time together!
Filmmaker: Dana Lattery
Chris Hanson is a small business owner and in 2015 a traumatic event happened where he lost his memory which made him question how much he was working but it wasn’t that easy for him to pull back. This is a story of his unique past and present and how he refocused his life with his new found passion on the river.
Filmmaker: Tim Myers
Two Southern Oregon University students travel to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California to fly fish and document the progression and regression of the native Golden Trout and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, with the help of Trout Unlimited and US Fish & Wildlife.
Filmmaker: Kaden Swart & Zak Fletcher
IF4™ is the world’s leading fly-fishing film event, consisting of films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe and showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. Created by fly anglers for fly anglers, it is the gathering place of the fly-fishing community and a celebration of friendship, fly-fishing stories and stoke.