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Once in a Blue Moon: The Fly Fishing Adventure of a Lifetime
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Featuring some of the most incredible fly fishing footage ever filmed. Breathtaking underwater sequences, enthralling trout behavior and truly amazing fly casting.
Once in a Blue Moon
The incredible story of a once in a lifetime event.
Set amongst the spectacular scenery of southern New Zealand, a most strange and bizarre tale unfolds. The stuff of folklore, 'Once in a Blue Moon' unravels the mystery of an event that occurs briefly once a decade. This strange and unreal journey takes us into some of the most remote and beautiful parts of New Zealand as we follow one anglers quest to document and unravel a childhood mystery and catch the fish of a lifetime.
In an unpredictable chain of events a mass flowering of the ancient New Zealand Beech forest leads to an excess of seed production. Mice and rodents take advantage of this abundance and numbers reach plague proportions. Incredible footage follows these rodents as they embark on a strange migration, attempting to swim across the expanse of New Zealand's rivers and lakes. There they fall prey to the largest predators in the lake - monster Brown trout. Gorging themselves on swimming mice, these fish become extremely aggressive and grow to epic proportions. For a fly fishing Angler, this is the stuff dreams are made of.
This bizarre phenomenon has remained a mystery...until now...
Shot in beautiful high definition 'Once in a Blue Moon' reveals this bizarre story. Stunning cinematography, never before seen underwater footage, fantastic fly fishing and amazing trout behavior will take you deep into the tale of the fabulous and mysterious "Mouse Year".
"If you are a serious fly angler and appreciate expert casting, this film is an absolute must!"
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Top Customer Reviews
You do not have to be an angler to appreciate this film-It is an entertaining, awe inspiring and educational film.
The camera work is top notch and the scenery is mind blowing.
If you enjoy the outdoors at all, to any degree, you must buy this DVD. If you are into photography, biology, botany or, last, but most certainly not least,fishing, you must buy this DVD.
I own many outdoor related, hunting and fishing videos and DVD's and this is the best film of it's kind I have ever seen. Actually, it is in a class by itself. I have never seen a fly fishing film that comes close to the quality of this film.
Two Thumbs up!!!!!
If you want pretty pictures and fly-by's ... this is for you. If you're looking for something like "Successful Fly Fishing Strategies" by Lafontaine and Sharron, you'll be disappointed.
My only complaint is that I was enjoying the movie so much when it ended after 45 minutes I was left wanting more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dont be steered by all the 5 star reviews.. This film is TERRIBLE. Horrible editing, waaaay to many drone shots, and the worst part about this "film" is the lack of actual... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas
I have watched countless videos while working the fly shop. Most are a couple people and a handycam with a shallow story line and sometimes not alot of knowledge. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C Thomas
This is by far the the worst fly-fishing video I have ever watched. I'm not sure why it has 4.5-stars, but it's pretty clear these reviewers have not seen videos like "Eastern... Read morePublished 15 months ago by BlackBart
MY REVIEW IT'S JUST COMME FISHSHY THAT I HAVE TO CUT YOU OFF FOR THEN EAT YOU MIAM MIAM GOOD FISHPublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a film first about the mouse year and second about fly fishing. There are some great takes though. All and all a great film.Published on February 17, 2013 by frank
Browns and rainbows on mouse patterns in New Zealand, who needs more? Actually there is much more offered, including science lessons and phenomenal footage. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by foreverteachable