Vol. 3 of 4 fantastic flyfishing DVDs, features backcountry fly fishing in New Zealand. Shows trout fishing at its very best. Wonderfully successful as video, now available in DVD. Vol. 3 is a compilation of 5 separate days fly-fishing on 5 totally different waters. It's mostly dedicated to nymph fishing & like its predecessors is split into 5 sections. DVD, 120 min.
Volume three is a compilation of five separate days fly-fishing on five totally different waters. Its mostly dedicated to nymph fishing with a running time of 120 minutes and like its predecessors is split into five sections.
Section One -- is called -- "Anglers With Attitude" ** This production was filmed at the opening of the season on a spectacular small high country river with Robbie McPhee the angler. A valley rated by many to be the most scenic in the South Island. Some great footage of eye balling the trout taking and rejecting nymphs.
Section Two -- is called -- "Lined Up" ** This segment is very different from any previous footage. Chris Jackson shows his fly-fishing skills on a rather large river, no big dry flies used on this occasion. The trout are lined up very close to the surface and only centimetres from the rivers edge, where they are feeding on spent spinners. Keith shows how he attaches the strike indicator..
Section Three -- called "Deer Oh Dear" ** A special day for us all, Keith and Robbie are the anglers. We share our encounters with the wild deer and pigs during the one-hour cross country drive to reach our starting point for the days fishing. As we fish our way up this incredible valley, we capture on film several more encounters with these wonderful animals roaming the hills. The river is high from recent rain, about double its normal flow, thus making the fishing even more difficult.
Section Four -- called "Our Tribute To Ron Wood" ** Several months previous Ron Wood & Robbie planned a fishing trip outside their normal hunting grounds, an area that Ron enjoyed immensely, however Ron became to ill to travel but insisted Rob and Bruce go anyway. After fruitlessly searching up another river not to far away from the intended, they finally arrived at 1.30 pm. They were greeted by gale force wind, Bruce said he would have been happy to head back home, but they stayed and fished on with some spectacular results.
Section Five -- called "Lost Opportunities" ** Keith & Robbie are the anglers on this day of frustration when things don't always go to plan. Some huge trout are seen and missed during the day, but all were not lost. This section is one of my favourite videos as it shows not all trout are catch able. Even though one presents his best fly at the end of his best cast for the day, the trout streaks away leaving us grasping the rod handle very tightly, our minds pondering what we did so wrong. The only comfort we have in these moments of self doubt are, knowing that all anglers will suffer the same fate at one time or another, that's what keeps us coming back time and time again.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Fishing.net (one of our leading on-line fishing journals): ( "This DVD was long overdue, the best trout fishing I have ever seen on film, laid back Kiwi anglers, spectacular surroundings and enormous trout, the whole thing is captured brilliantly".)
New Zealand Fishing News: ( "Production values are high, the camera work is superb, and the featured anglers while low key almost reverent... are so absolutely stoked with their respective catches, that the viewer can't help but be caught in the scenes".)
The New Zealand Troutfisher: ( "I enjoyed the video immensely, very instructive in a nicely relaxed way that should appeal to the broadest possible audience. So many films around today are the total opposite. Congratulations to the whole group for so clearly showing how Kiwi's really fish")
Keswalls Fishing Centre. ( " The video was given to the Fishing Centre to view and review, we loved it. A real joy to watch the gang of fly anglers travel to streams and rivers catching some lovely sized trout out of the most scenic rivers that I have ever seen. It's a very relaxing tranquil tape to watch and you will gain a real insight into the country and the sport".)
FlyLife Magazine Australia & New Zealand. ( " There is something about huge fish that is special. The adrenalin flow that begins as you catch the first glimpse of the trout in the fast flowing water increases as the indicator drifts down the current and just about boils as the rod buckles and the fly line disappears. You are feeling somewhat drained as the trout is eventually released. This is emotional fishing-even the featured fishermen feel the tension as luck favours one and not the other and the odd harsh word is spoken. If you haven't fished the rivers of New Zealand you will learn a lot from this video, in an informed way, about back country fishing. The scenery, the quality of the water in the rivers and the action are spectacular. Its not peaceful , 'bread and butter' stuff but rather exhilarating energy-sapping action (and I was only watching!) It's all a bit different from the trout fishing that most Australians are accustomed to. Heavily weighted flies on fluorocarbon tippets; felt soled wading boots; charging down stream to keep in touch with your quarry; frequently cradling 10 pound trout before their release".)
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Bruce Masson is producer and director of a fly-fishing television show in New Zealand, called Back Country Fishing. He has produced 43 half hour programs and 2 videos in the past 4 years. He lives in Otago, New Zealand.