This film sometimes feels like the start to a great scary movie: three anglers take off into the wilds of Lapland, their only directions to “take a left at the crooked tree and look for a mountain.” One of them sprains their ankle while crossing a stream and they’re being eaten alive by mosquitoes. The fishing’s slow.
But the film’s more than that, of course. The team at Linko Fly Fishing have created a beautiful end-of-summer homage to the strange reasons we like to escape into the wilderness after some fish. Like they say in the film: “You often hear people say it’s not about the fish, it’s about the journey, and the nature. But let’s be honest. It would be nice to get some.” (Spoiler alert: they do.)