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Hoggies  
#11 Posted : Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:17:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: weiliwen Go to Quoted Post
Myself, I'd love to see a spin-fishing trout movie. Maybe we need to make a Driftless Trout Anglers film, showing fly- and spin-fishers, starring all the folks who post here!


We need to get the fishing heads together with the video heads and the drone heads. And then get the footy to the editing heads.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:49:42 PM(UTC)
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I'm in :)

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William Schlafer  
#13 Posted : Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:12:33 PM(UTC)
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Just for the record... I was first with the idea for the Fishing With Sasquatch TV series.

Every week the dreaded one takes someone on a miles long hike though the woods to some secluded, isolated stream in the hunt for trophy Trout. We could get Jack Links and Fleet Farm as sponsors (screw Gillespie). No $100K bass boats, fly-in float planes, no signature clothing or fancy music. Just real fishermen mucking through the weeds and the silt catching fish.

Ron can do the filming, Trapper can add color commentary and wisdom, and Eddie.... well, Eddie will provide comic relief.

Laugh


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Life of Riley  
#14 Posted : Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:54:49 AM(UTC)
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Is this coming to Minnesota?
Hoggies  
#15 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 4:26:38 PM(UTC)
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I believe there are a couple screenings in the cities and Duluth.

I went to IF4 a couple times... It's cool to see a bunch of bucket-list type trips all in a row and know that I might maybe do one of them if I ever hit the lottery.
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#16 Posted : Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:35:46 AM(UTC)
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A few tips on making an award winning fly fishing film from the Master: Hank Patterson.




Remember: always have a poop buddy.

Wink


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#17 Posted : Friday, March 6, 2020 4:48:31 PM(UTC)
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I went to the F3F tour last night at the Barrymore Theater in Madison.

The good:
- They have a pretty cool poster, sort of a take on the James Bond theme. I got one of those free.
- The crowd was young, or at least younger than I have grown used to from fly fishing events. Many kids, and many in their 20's and 30's, which, from my perspective, is young.
- More women in the audience.
- Good clip on Lefty Kreh; one of his friends, Flip Pallot, mentions that life is too short to waste working in an office doing a job you hate (since I'm in exactly that position now, it resonated big time).


The Bad
- I felt that the sound system wasn't very good; when there is a lot of noise going on (and there was a lot at times), the sound got muddled.
- There was only one clip that spoke of trout (in the canyon of the Gunnison), and that was less about fishing and more about whirling disease.
- Too many clips of young retired folks (there must be a lot of folks with trust funds) spending thousands on equipment and going to places that cost thousands of dollars to get to, to fish. How a quartet of young fishing bums can afford $1,000
rods and the equipment that goes along with it, plus a $100K boat is beyond me. It was the counterpoint to the clip on Lefty, mentioned above.
- Many clips involved the same young fishing bums hooting and hollering nonstop. I guess that makes me a curmudgeon.
- My biggest beef was that many of these clips seemed not to be "filled out." For example, there was one with a guy fishing up the Australian Coast from Tasmania to Cape York. He had several 90-second scenes of fishing various places, then
done.
- Intense product placement. It's the way of the world, I guess.

I guess I came away underwhelmed. This is the 2nd one I've been to, and the first, 2-3 years ago, seemed to me a lot better.

Oh yeah - I really don't like Hank Patterson, and he had a "Hank Patterson's Guide School" that I couldn't believe was approved by Orvis (which sponsored that clip). It shat all over guides, and I fail to see how that is good for the guide business,

Edited by user Friday, March 6, 2020 4:56:47 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Maybe I was just in a bad mood...

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Gurth  
#18 Posted : Friday, March 6, 2020 6:06:14 PM(UTC)
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I don't enjoy the hootin' and hollerin in my fishing vids either. I shut em off on TV.

A bunch of dude-bros on a center console (or anywhere else) high fiving each other incessantly is tiresome.

Can't stand the competition stuff like MLF either.

Or heavy metal/hard rock as the background music… who thinks that goes with fishing? The dude-bro crowd I guess.

And it's not like I don't like music with an edge – listening to Rancid as I type – but I wouldn't put this under a fishing video.

The Trout Porn podcast sucks too.


GET OFF MY LAWN!!!


Hank is a lot like SNL… something really funny here and there but a whole lot of tries too hard.

Orvis loves Hank and I'm sure the fishing guide one was meant to be satire.
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#19 Posted : Friday, March 6, 2020 6:23:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: weiliwen Go to Quoted Post
I went to the F3F tour last night at the Barrymore Theater in Madison.

The good:
- They have a pretty cool poster, sort of a take on the James Bond theme. I got one of those free.
- The crowd was young, or at least younger than I have grown used to from fly fishing events. Many kids, and many in their 20's and 30's, which, from my perspective, is young.
- More women in the audience.
- Good clip on Lefty Kreh; one of his friends, Flip Pallot, mentions that life is too short to waste working in an office doing a job you hate (since I'm in exactly that position now, it resonated big time).


The Bad
- I felt that the sound system wasn't very good; when there is a lot of noise going on (and there was a lot at times), the sound got muddled.
- There was only one clip that spoke of trout (in the canyon of the Gunnison), and that was less about fishing and more about whirling disease.
- Too many clips of young retired folks (there must be a lot of folks with trust funds) spending thousands on equipment and going to places that cost thousands of dollars to get to, to fish. How a quartet of young fishing bums can afford $1,000
rods and the equipment that goes along with it, plus a $100K boat is beyond me. It was the counterpoint to the clip on Lefty, mentioned above.
- Many clips involved the same young fishing bums hooting and hollering nonstop. I guess that makes me a curmudgeon.
- My biggest beef was that many of these clips seemed not to be "filled out." For example, there was one with a guy fishing up the Australian Coast from Tasmania to Cape York. He had several 90-second scenes of fishing various places, then
done.
- Intense product placement. It's the way of the world, I guess.

I guess I came away underwhelmed. This is the 2nd one I've been to, and the first, 2-3 years ago, seemed to me a lot better.

Oh yeah - I really don't like Hank Patterson, and he had a "Hank Patterson's Guide School" that I couldn't believe was approved by Orvis (which sponsored that clip). It shat all over guides, and I fail to see how that is good for the guide business,


Thanks for the review. I feel exactly the same way. It's pretty incredible how these guys are featured in all these clips, yet haven't published / written anything on fly fishing tactics. It's basically an Instagram contest.

Oliver White is the worst of all. How he has become the posterboy of fly fishing is totally absurd. I doubt he's a great angler, or particularly innovative at anything he does. For example, I read his article in Fly Fisherman about fishing for roosters in Baja. I was there in Baja at the same time. There wasn't anything remotely accurate. The whole fly fishing culture, shown through this garbage, is very contemptible.
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#20 Posted : Friday, March 6, 2020 6:53:01 PM(UTC)
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I went to the Chicago show on Tuesday night. It was a good-sized crowd, at least compared to last year in the same venue. Most seats were filled. A lot more women and younger angles attending this year, that's for sure.

I enjoyed most of the movies, if for no other reason than the scenery, but as someone pointed out in a much earlier post on this thread, there is something formulaic about the movies selected. It's not enough to be catching striped marlin on the fly in Baja: there has to be an action sport-in this case, mountain biking down the spine of a local mountain-to augment the fishing. I enjoy watching someone catch steelhead or native trout in a wild setting; they don't have to back country heli-ski or absail down a cliff face to get there.

It's been awhile since I've seen anything from Flip Pallot, so that segment he did about Lefty Kreh was good to see. Although there was less fishing than I'd have preferred (Walker's Cay Chronicles has to be one of my favorite outdoor shows ever).

It's nice to see some fish porn and great locations, especially on a late Winter evening. If it were May or June though, I'd probably skip the movies and go fishing myself.
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