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World  Class  Fishing Media
TV Series • Film & Commercial Consulting • Branded Content • Talent


Fly Fishing Production and Talent Expertise

John Dietsch is perhaps best known in fly fishing circles for his supervision of all the fishing scenes on the OSCAR® winning film A River Runs Through It, where he also conceived and executed the famous final fishing scene doubling for actor Brad Pitt by swimming a rapid while playing a fish.  Dietsch is also known for creating, producing, hosting and directing the Telly® Award Winning primetime TV series called Adventure Guides: Fishing Edition.   Dietsch also wrote, directed, co-hosted and co-produced an interactive digital video project called ESPN Interactive Fly Fishing School and co-wrote the book Shadowcasting.  He has also appeared in or consulted on more than a dozen fly fishing TV commercials for brands like Mastercard, Miller Beer, Mild Seven, and T Rowe Price. He actively consults on TV commercials and film projects as a fly fishing film consultant.  Dietsch founded and ran, the world's first digital video community based on fly fishing and user-generated content.  John was also recently hired to develop a feature length documentary film and sizzle reel about the life of legendary angler Joe Brooks,  with initial funding from the Brooks family and featuring Lefty Kreh.  For video samples of John's work click on any of the icons on the page above or scroll below.

Sample Fishing Content

Adventure Guides: Fishing Edition     

Format:       TV Series (32 Episodes)      

Networks:  NBC Sports, Outdoor Channel

Credits:       Executive Producer/


 Note:          Shot in more tan 30           destinations worldwide

Awards:  Telly Bronze 

Sample Episode (HD)

Adventure Guides: Fly Fishing Edition     

Format:      TV Series (6 Episodes)      

Networks:  NBC Sports, Outdoor Channel

Credits:      Executive Producer/Writer/


Note:  Suzuki ATVs integrated into the series, as sponsored content integration

Sample Episode (HD):  Tarpon Fishing in Florida

"Adventure Guides" Reel   

Selected episode highlights edited

to music.


Client/Network:  Outdoor Channel


Credits:  EP/Host




Spots, Mini-Docs & Promos

The Best of New Zealand


Format:  :30 spot   

Client:  The Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing

Title:  Writer/Director/Host


Commercial spots produced in conjunction with the latest season of Adventure Guides. Produced with the help of New Zealand Tourism Bureau



Joe Brooks Documentary


Format:  Sizzle Reel

Credits:  Writer/ Director/co-producer

Produced by Castle Creek Productions for Joe Brooks Documentary LLC                                      




Password:  Brooksfish

Consulting: "A River Runs Through It" and Commercial TV Spots

"Film and TV Spots" Reel  (Fishing)   

Archived selects including a behind the scenes clip explaining Dietsch's role on the film "A River Runs Through It."  Includes :30 spots as a consultant/talent as well as fish TV show clips.

Format:  35 mm (first half of reel)

Brands:  Coca Cola/Mastercard,  Japan Tobacco, Miller Beer

Clients:  Columbia/Sony, ESPN/Intellimedia, K2 Communications,  Scripps Networks, Fox Sports, Water Channel

Standard Definition (Multiple Samples)

John  Dietsch: Behind the Scenes on the Film "A River Runs Through It"     


A look at John Dietsch's work on the film

A River Runs Through It.


Film Credit:  Fly Fishing Production Coordinator/ Stunts


Low Res/SD


John  Dietsch: Lift from the final

fishing scene in the film 

"A River Runs Through It"

Film Credit:  Fly Fishing Production

Coordinator & Stuntman for Brad Pitt

Synopsis:  This is the famous scene that John

pitched to Redford for which he found the

location, choreographed the swim and performed the stuntwork for Brad Pitt by swimming the main rapid. 

Low Res/SD


T Rowe Price 

Client:       T Rowe Price

Format:    :30 spot

Agency:    Bates

Prod. Co: Believe

Reach:      National

Credit:      Fly Fishing Consultant

One of many high-end commercials that Dietsch has consulted on regarding the sport of fly fishing

Note:        Shot 3 weeks in New Zealand

Spot Sample:  Standard Definition (shot in 35 inc. super slo mo)

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