Written by admin on November 6th, 2010

With films from Australia, USA, NZ and Iceland we have a pretty diverse and exciting line up of films for the RISE 2010 European tour. Well it just got better! We welcome to the line up the guys from Jazz & Fly Fishing.

Jazz & Fly Fishing TEASER from Jazz and Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

The exclusive 15-minute preview of Jazz & Fly Fishing Season One that we will show at the film festival is absolutely fantastic. Great story with funny, down-to-earth characters its the perfect compliment to the rest of the films. Should look fantastic on the big screen.

Order your tickets here: RISE Europe 2010


Imago join as presenting sponsor of RISE 2010 – European Tour

Written by admin on October 5th, 2010

We are stoked to announce that fly fishing lifestyle brand – IMAGO has committed to be the Presenting Sponsor for the European tour of RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010.

Born out of a passionate group of trout-bums and professional guides, IMAGO came to be in the spring 2007. Since then they have developed a strong following throughout Europe and the world, based on a commitment to make high-end fly fishing gear that can withstand the rigors of constant use. An ideal that all fly fishers can identify with.


IMAGO is poised to release a new bunch of new gear in 2011, including IMAGO’s new rods that have been designed in partnership with Gary Loomis and are being made for IMAGO by him at his new rod making facility in the U.S. The combination of Gary’s internationally recognised rod designing and building expertise and IMAGO’s functional and innovative approach and eye for style should make for a really exciting new rod range.

When we are filming in remote wilderness we can’t afford to have gear fail. Quality and durability are something that we at Gin-Clear Media value highly therefore we are proud to welcome IMAGO to the RISE film festival 2010.

Gin-Clear Media is a New Zealand based company that specializes in producing high-quality, adventure-driven fly fishing films. It also runs Rise – Fly Fishing Film Festival, a worldwide film tour that travels through Australia, New Zealand and Europe annually.


Rise Film Festival Show Update

Written by admin on October 4th, 2010

We are happy to announce that due to popular demand the European tour of Rise – Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010 has added an extra show to the Swedish tour list.

Malmo Show

Biograf Spegeln
Stortorget 29
211 34 Malmo

Thursday, 25th November 2010

7.00 – 9.00pm

All the films in this show will be projected in High Definition and are guaranteed to look amazing on the big screen.

For E-tickets, DVDs, merchandise and film teasers visit www.flyfishingfilmfestival.eu or email: info@gin-clear.com

The show should sell out so get in quick.


RISE Europe Tour Tickets Released

Written by admin on September 18th, 2010

We are excited to announce that tickets for the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010 European Tour are officially on sale at the festival website site. The film tour kicks off in mid-November in the UK and will then wind its way around through Europe until early December. This will be the most extensive tour of the festivals history, taking in more than 9 shows across 7 countries.

The show tickets that have been released first are the events that we expect to sell out the quickly ; Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Rotterdam. So if your waiting to get your ticket at the door for these shows I would suggest that getting your ticket in advance will avoid disappointment. Judging by interest generated so far we are expecting more sell out shows than ever before.

This year we have an electronic ticketing system in place, this works exactly like the E-Ticket systems used by the airlines and merely needs you to bring a print out to the cinema to claim your tickets. This will enable a quicker and more efficient service on our behalf as well as reducing our carbon footprint. For simplicity all E-Tickets for Scandinavia and mainland Europe shows will be charged in Euro and all UK shows in Pounds.

The films we will be touring with are an exciting blend of exotic and local productions, with many making their big screen debut on the tour. Gin-Clear Media’s The Source – Iceland is the feature movie of the festival and will be worth the cost of entry alone.

The line up

The Source – Iceland, from Gin-Clear Media – Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout from Iceland

The Source – New Zealand, from Gin-Clear Media – Unbelievable dry fly action from NZ

Heads or Tails, from Mad Phil Media – Permit from Western Australia

Off The Grid, from Beattie Outdoors – Mexico salt water and USA Steelhead

Gin-Clear Media is a New Zealand based company that specializes in producing high-quality, adventure-driven fly fishing DVDs. It also runs Rise – Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010, the most extensive fly fishing film event in the world.


The Source – Iceland

Written by admin on September 15th, 2010

We have headed into the editing studio to complete ‘The Source – Iceland’ the third and final movie in ‘The Source’ series. Its been over 12 months since we took delivery of our Landrover Defender in Norwich, UK, and started the long drive-ferry-drive from Norwich to Dover, Dover to Calais, Calais to Hanstholm – a total of 1600 kms in 36 hours. We drove the car onto the ferry bound for Iceland and so began our 3 month adventure. Here are a few of the better photos from our trip.

The film is targeted for release in mid-November with the European Film Tour.


RISE 2010 – Australia

Written by admin on August 15th, 2010

After a month of non-stop touring the Australian leg of the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010 is coming to a close. We have seen some great crowds turning up to get their winter fly fishing fix before the season opens in a few weeks.

Hobart premiered last night and, despite a deluge of much needed rain, the bumper crowd’s enthusiasm could not be dampened.

We’ve had some great feedback over the last few weeks including this from Rob Sloane, Editor of Flylife Magazine.

“Great night at the film festival last night. Thanks to Nick Reygaert and his team for bringing the show to Hobart. The 240 seat theatre was packed. I really enjoyed the films and think Nick deserves our thanks for sharing his passions for fly fishing, film making and wild places.” Rob Sloane


Almost there!

Written by admin on July 28th, 2010

We are in the final stages of finishing The Source – New Zealand , all that is left to do is colour correct and mixed down the audio. If all goes well we expect to have the DVD for sale by 15th June. Very exciting for us, the movie looks amazing by the way! In the meantime please enjoy this behind the scenes featurette on You Tube.

The amazing things is 90% of the footage in this featurette (including the 9.5 & 10.5 pound trout!) didn’t make the final cut of the main movie which should give you some idea of how good the footage in the main movie is.

Nick Reygaert
Gin-Clear Media
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Jet Boats, Fiordland, crayfish & brown trout

Written by admin on July 26th, 2010

What do these four things have in common? Well, we just returned from a fly fishing & filming adventure that will form the grand finale section of The Source – New Zealand. It involved a long jet boat ride along the Southern Coast of Fiordland, an area that has gone underneath the trout fishing radar for some time, to an isolated lake. On the way there we managed to dive for some crayfish, getting a great feed in just under an hour of free diving.

The reason for going at this time of year was to try to intercept the brown trout as they ran the lake tributaries to spawn. Our timing was spot on! The best fly fishing spot we found was a tiny, crystal clear freestone creek that had superbly conditioned brown trout to 6 pounds. It will make for the perfect end to the film.

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Huge thanks to Vaughan Reynolds of South Coast Jet for getting us there and back in one piece and for showing us one of the most unique areas in the South Island.

Gin-Clear Media is a New Zealand based company that specializes in producing high-quality, adventure fly fishing movies. It also runs Rise – Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010, the largest single fly fishing event in the Southern Hemisphere.


The Source – New Zealand Trailer

Written by admin on July 22nd, 2010

We launched the New Zealand fly fishing movie teaser today. Check it out

The Source – New Zealand Teaser

If you have time please rank and leave comments. Maybe even send on to your fishing mates

We worked long and hard to pull this one off but we’re super stoked on how it came out. Pretty unique I reckon. Full length movie out in August.

Nick R

Gin-Clear Media is a New Zealand based company that specializes in producing high-quality, adventure-driven fly fishing movies. It also runs Rise – Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010, the largest single fly fishing event in the Southern Hemisphere.