North of Wild is a short film that explores the pursuit of fly-fishing for bigger-than-life wild Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon in an unimaginably rugged, remote, and beautiful place most Americans know nothing about. Culturally unique, pristine, and home to some of the world’s most significant and rewarding fishing, Labrador is a place unlike any other.
The project seeks to explore one of the most untamed and pristine regions in all of North America through the lens of a team of devoted and passionate fly anglers, who have experienced a wide range of fishing situations, but none to rival Labrador. The party, which includes legendary fishing author John Gierach, Labrador’s leading fly-angling authority Robin Reeve, and a young and dedicated fly fishing writer Aimee Eaton, arrive by float plane – the only way in or out of this vast wilderness – and embark on a journey of discovery that few can imagine, much less take part in. With only their guide and a pair of Hudson Bay Freighter canoes, the crew embraces, and is embraced by, a place that is as wild now as it was 200 years ago.