Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: S Ontario rivers plus various lakes for warm water species.
I for one, would have liked to see the 'old boys' featured chatting, also fishing on the river. So many swinging (fly, West Coast) style videos increasingly follow the prescribed formula of overhead drone shots, mostly 30 something males on an adventure catching quite a few fish, accompanied by (often) less than relaxing soundtrack.
The result, which does have appeal, starts to have more the feel of a marketing or travel promotional film, albeit in HD. A while ago I sent some of Todd Moen's videos to a old friend of mine in the UK, himself a production designer for movies and advertising. He replied that he thought the filming was great but that the choice of music was overly frantic (often rock) as he considered fishing a more peaceful and contemplative persuit.
I am tempted to agree. In November I drifted serenely down a stretch of river (not quite as glamourous, Great Lakes) with a fellow Speypager, both of us over the age of 50.. life not imitating art that day as we didn't catch much.
(that's me on the left..)