Finding Joe Brooks

A glimpse into the life of Joe Brooks, his exploratory trips to Patagonia, where he was instrumental in pioneering the many fisheries of Argentina, and his personal struggles and successes, are highlighted in this short film, part of the IF4 Film Festival. It’s a short snippet from a larger feature length documentary about the life of Joe. For more info on the feature film, check out

From the Joe Brooks Documentary team: “This short 8 min film is part of the traveling IF4 film festival to highlight the impact Joe Brooks had on fly fishing and fishing in general in Argentina. Before Joe there were only a handful of fisherman from Buenos Aries who fished in a very limited way. But when they met Joe in 1955 everything changed. So much so that today it is a fly fishing Mecca and on every fly fisherman’s bucket list. This all sources back to Joe Brooks and those men and women who followed in his footsteps. As Lefty Kreh says, we all owe Joe Brooks a huge debt of gratitude. He opened up the whole world for fly fishing both in fresh and salt water.”


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