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The Art of Fly Fishing: Kiss the Water

Documentary about Megan Boyd, who twirled bits of feather, fur, silver and gold into elaborate fishing flies - at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal.

In a cottage in northern Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled bits of feather, fur, silver and gold into elaborate fishing flies - at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, her name is whispered in mythic reverence and stories about her surface and swirl like fairy tales.

With breathtaking cinematography and expressive, hand-painted animation, this film both adheres to and escapes from traditional documentary form, spinning the facts and fictions of one woman's life into a stunning meditation on solitude, love, and its illusions.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 24 Oct 2017 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Kate Swan
Producer Eric Steel
Executive Producer Andrea Calderwood
Narrator Gerda Stevenson
Narrator Richard Poe
Narrator Eric Steel
Interviewed Guest Stewart Graham
Interviewed Guest Lilla Rowcliffe
Interviewed Guest Valerie Sanders
Interviewed Guest Sheila Grant
Interviewed Guest George Macbeath
Interviewed Guest Hettie Cunningham
Interviewed Guest Jimmy Younger
Interviewed Guest David Profumo
Interviewed Guest Bill Main
Interviewed Guest Orri Vigfusson
Interviewed Guest Johnnie Hardie Sutherland
Interviewed Guest Ronald Sutherland
Interviewed Guest Harry Davidson
Interviewed Guest Colin Simpson
Interviewed Guest Aileen Simpson
Interviewed Guest Alex Simpson
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Smith
Interviewed Guest Terry Griffiths
Interviewed Guest Brian Burnett
Interviewed Guest Michael Wigan
Participant Glen Macdonald
Participant Martin Grant

Broadcasts

Fishing fly-tying master's story told in film

BBC News takes a look at the story of Megan Boyd