For the first time ever, viewers of World Fishing Network’sHookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi may see monstrous fish jump right out of their screens. That’s because WFN and DIRECTV have joined forces to produce a special 3D edition of the show that will make the scenic beauty of fly fishing come to life like never before. Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi – Expedition Fly Fishing 3D, will air exclusively on DIRECTV’s HD 3D channel, n3D (Channel #103) on Saturday, May 26th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

“Fly fishing and 3D television were made for each other,” said Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of WFN. “Thanks to the advancement of 3D technology including underwater rigs, modern camera mounts, crane arms and fixed camera positions, viewers will get to experience the details of fishing like never before. We commend DIRECTV for understanding the huge demand for unique outdoor programming and for joining together with us to present this one-of-a-kind show.”

Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi – Expedition Fly Fishing 3D is an action-packed documentary that challenges Mariko and a group of hard-core anglers to plan the perfect fly fishing expedition to one of the most exclusive bodies of water in North America. The show follows Mariko and her team as they plan the trip, travel to their remote destination in British Columbia, strategize on how to attack the water, and fish for salmon on the fly.

Each scene is complete with action-styled photography, extreme close-ups with eye popping details, and compelling interviews with the anglers. The entire expedition is sewn together with iconic imagery, engaging characters, and riveting adventure.

“The scenic beauty of fly fishing in a remote body of water is the type of programming that is made for 3D,” said Chris Long, senior vice president, DIRECTV Entertainment. “We are excited to partner with WFN on this show, and will continue to provide our customers with compelling 3D programming that they can’t see anywhere else.”

n3D (Ch.103), is available at no additional programming cost to millions of DIRECTV HD customers*. n3D offers customers access to exclusive, original 3D programming such as DIRECTV’s award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions; the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl; On Deck With Jamie and Mike; and Fast Lane For Fun. DIRECTV also offers 3net and ESPN 3D as part of its 3D programming platform. For more information on n3D™, please visit

*3DTV and equipment required.

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