The Angling Exploration Group, a Pacific Northwest-based video production company, recently announced the upcoming release for the first in an upcoming series of full length fly fishing videos. The video, entitled “Patagonia” is the first in the "The Trout Bum Diaries” series and is slated for release this fall.
"The Trout Bum Diaries," says Ryan Davey, AEG's Managing Director, "is a new breed of fly fishing entertainment. The world of fly fishing video entertainment is lacking a major key aspect, entertainment. There are plenty of videos out there to teach you how to spey cast, or which outfitter to go to in New Zealand, but where's the entertainment?"
The group recently returned from a five month expedition to Patagonia, the southern part of South America. This region is famous for it's trout fishing, particularly the sea-run brown trout fishing of Tierra Del Fuego. What most people don't know, is that there is trout fishing in Montana style rivers, lakes that produce steelhead size rainbows, and spring creeks that would make the Test pale.
Traveling over 11,000 kilometers, or 7,000 miles in search of trout, the group collected over 80 hours of raw footage from an entire seasons worth of adventures.
"It's just good 'ole trout bum style entertainment," says Ryan, who is currently producing the video. "It's based upon the adventures we had and the fishing we encountered, 15 pound sea run browns to 50 kilometer long spring creeks with nothing but browns, along with broken axles, beer drinking, the works. The layout will be ski/snowboard video style, faster action and better music than most of the stuff on the market."
The group purchased a Jeep from Buenos Aires and drove it across mostly dirt roads down the Andes, the spine of South America and the center of trout fishing in the region. They had a video camera rolling the whole way. Volume I of the Trout Bum Diaries is entitled, "Spring Creeks and Stillwaters of Patagonia".
The companies head fly fishing instructor ended by saying, "More information is on the web, and we'll have the trailer up there soon. If you want a DVD of the trailer, email me. We've had a few private showings, and will be announcing a public showing soon... As well as the dates for our launch party! Oh yeah, it's gonna be bigger than our last launch party!".
The video launch party tentatively set for the beginning of October, will be hosted by WashingtonFlyFishing.com and include a big screen or projector playing the movie at length. Details on the event are forthcoming but it’s expected to be much larger than last years event on the Hoh River where it will again be a multi day event but located on a drainage featuring both steelhead and trout opportunities.
More info on the Angling Exploration Group can be found on their website at www.AnglingExploration.com . A compressed version of the video trailer will be on the site soon and DVD’s of the trailer are available through Ryan Davey upon request.
North Bend, WA
|| Chris Scoones