The tallest skyscrapers, the fastest cars, the fanciest restaurants and the most exclusive resorts and clubs. When westerners think of Dubai, fishing is about the last thing we imagine, if we think of it at all. But at the heart of this fast, modern city lies a shockingly intact traditional fishing culture alongside a budding fly angling industry. Acting as the Anthony Bourdain of this culture-and-recreation oriented film is Colorado-based angler and film veteran Frank Smethurst. Joining with Captain Nick Bowles and Emirati angler Mohammed Al Faour, Frank unveils familiar and unexpected sides of this iconic city, in the desert and on the water.

This new media project, over two years in the making, will premier in the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour and travel the globe to festivals worldwide. The film will hit more than 140 cities in the United States alone. The official trailer launched on November 24th, 2018 and is available to view here

About the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one-of-a-kind experience. Each year, anglers of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.

2018 marks The F3T’s 12th annual adventure. In addition to more than 150 screenings across the U.S., you’ll also be able to catch the tour in Canada, Belize, the U.K. and South Africa. This year’s lineup of films is our finest yet.
Tickets and the official tour schedule will be available on the F3T website starting December 1st:

About Ocean Active

Ocean Active was founded in 2003 and started off as a simple website providing information on the fishing in Dubai. That small website propelled proprietor Captain Nick Bowles to build a guiding service in the Emirates and Oman. Over the years, Ocean Active has grown into the largest fishing charter company in the region, offering a wide range of destinations and boats. As featured on the big screen, Captain Bowles ensures anglers shots at the fast and aggressive queenfish, as well as other trophy saltwater species, all a stone’s throw from Dubai’s iconic skyline.

Ocean Active prides itself in being able to arrange a full turnkey trip from flights to hotels to logistics and boats to ensure travelers enjoy the wonderful Arabian experience and hospitality of Dubai while having a chance to catch trophy fish in a setting that is breathtaking and will live on in your memory for many years to come. Visit website for more information.