Vol. 4 of 4 fantastic flyfishing DVDs, features backcountry fly fishing in New Zealand. Shows trout fishing at its very best. Compiled from 3 separate days of fly-fishing & features a 25 minute tutorial on fly-casting by Mike Weddell, a former British & World Champion Fly-caster. DVD, 118 min.
Volume Four is a two hour production split into five parts. It features four days of truly magnificent trout fishing on three different rivers, including a day fly-fishing on still waters. Bruce Masson shares with us some of his observations on how pressured fish behave and offers suggestions how to catch some of them. This section contains some great visuals and is extremely informative.
Section One - is called “Low Flows”
Keith is tested while fishing to spooky brown trout on a drought affected small stream.
Section Two – called “A Day with Clients”
Chris Jackson talents as a guide are put to the test in difficult conditions when trying to provide angling for clients from the UK. Heather provides an exciting climax to the day.
Section Three – called “Still Waters”
Keith shows how he ties his successful still water pattern, and then shows how to present it to some beautiful trout.
Section Four – called “Pressured Trout”
Bruce Masson our producer cameraman shares with us some of his observations on how pressured trout behave and offers suggestions on how to catch some of them.
This section contains some great photography and of course is extremely informative.
Section Five – called “The Forecast Was Right”
Chris Jackson fishes a tiny stream on a day most anglers would have stayed at home after hearing the forecast with surprising results.
PHOTOS of the fishing available on the web: http://www.fishingvideo.co.nz/photos.htm
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT TROPHY WATERS PRODUCTIONS:
Fishing.net (one of our leading on-line fishing journals): ( "This video 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!) Its 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.