Vol. 1 of 4 fantastic flyfishing DVDs, featuring backcountry fly fishing in New Zealand. They show trout fishing at its very best. If you have never experienced fly fishing for trophy trout before, these fly-fishing videos will show you what you have been missing! VHS, 81 min.
This DVD features four very talented weekend anglers sight fly fishing some of the best waters in the world. The camera work and editing make this a real experience for the seasoned angler and a visual delight to all those who appreciate the great outdoors. New Zealand has long been recognized as one of the greatest trout fishing locations in the world, and these productions show why.
Magnificent videos featuring fly-fishing for trophy trout in two beautiful South Island rivers in New Zealand. Filmed by Bruce Masson, who has himself landed 27 trophy trout. These are fish over ten pounds. Spectacular footage of backcountry river valleys where trophy trout are tempted with nymphs and dry flies, followed by the hook up, landing and then the release of these wonderful trout.
New Zealand Trophy Waters Volume One is a compilation of three episodes from Bruce Masson's fly fishing television series called, "Back Country Fly Fishing". The first day is set on a small river in the Nelson Lakes area with Robbie McPhee the angler. Day two is further up stream on the same river, however on this occasion Chris Jackson joins Robbie. The third day is on a Southland river with two new anglers, Keith Mitchell and Ron Jones.
The DVD clearly shows huge brown trout moving and intercepting nymphs. Later you will see trophy browns rising and taking dry flies. Many large trout are landed and released over the three days. Two of the five flies used were the "Wee Muddler" and the "Coloburiscus Humeralis nymph". The three other flies were, "Hares Ear nymph, Blowfly, and Molefly".
Some of our non fishing friends accuse us of having an obsession with our sport and all it entails: The planning, getting our gear together and then disappearing into the outback in our four wheel drive. We however would much rather call it a passion for indulging in something we love.
New Zealand Trophy Waters Vol One is not a how to do it DVD. It's more a motivational tool. One can't resist the pure simplicity in a fly such as the "Wee Muddler" and then not thrill to the battle between angler and trophy fish.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
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 Kiwis 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.