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The Waters of Greenstone DVD - New Zealand Fly-Fishing Adventure


Experience New Zealand like never seen before. Captures the four-month expedition of two long time friends exploring the mystical rivers, mountains, & backcountry of the South Island. Enjoy stunning HD cinematography as the two friends fly-fish for the worlds most elusive trout, backpack into New Zealand\'s most remote areas, mountaineer in the Southern Alps, while encountering monumental obstacles along the way. If you want to experience an adventure of a lifetime, then this film is for you. 62 min.


While it s still a little too chilly here in the Southern U.S. for top-quality trout fishing, down in the Southern Hemisphere it s summertime and the trout fishing in New Zealand is hot. Last year, two lifelong friends from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Taylor Kirkpatrick and Hardwick Caldwell, took a four-month trip of a lifetime, hooking some monster browns and filming their journey through New Zealand s South Island. The result is their new film, The Waters of Greenstone. Inspired by filmmakers like Bruce Brown, The Waters of Greenstone is something like an Endless Summer of fly-fishing. Shot entirely without fishing guides or a camera crew, the documentary is what they describe as Huckleberry Finn meets Warren Miller. Caldwell and Kirkpatrick find themselves in some strange situations, like being 40 miles from the nearest town with a flat tire or caught in the middle of a drunken sheep-shearing contest in a Kiwi dive-bar. It s exploits like these that make this not just a fishing film but also an adventure. It s the random things that happen that make the story, says Kirkpatrick. But at the center of it all are some gargantuan trout caught in some of the wildest and most beautiful country anywhere. New Zealand browns are large and wily enough to challenge even the most seasoned guide in the Rockies, making for some of the most technical trout fishing in the world. That country was made to hold big, elusive brown trout, says Caldwell. Excerpts from The Waters of Greenstone will be screened in around 90 cities starting in February on the Fly Fishing Film Tour and at this year s International Fly Fishing Film Festival in Canada. The DVD is available for pre-order at For now, check out this sneak peek. --Garden and Gun

You guys have totally captured the spirit and essence of the true adventure fly-fishing trip --Drake Magazine

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