Playing with the head-cam

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by David Dalan, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    So it was a day of firsts. First time I fished this reach of this river, first time out with the Go Pro HD 3, first time out with the TFO rod I apparently bought 4 years ago, promptly stored and then forgot about. I'm not winning any film making awards, but I have to tell you it was cool as hell to come home and watch the play by play. Not only did I and the kids get a kick out of it, I realize I can analyze "game film" when I return from the river. Just like when I was coaching and competing. I realized, as I watched this, I had no idea exactly where I had cast (and thus where I presented the fly).

    Anyway, it was a great day to spend (alone again, I thankfully have not seen another soul on the water in some time).

    And I even caught my Conan the barbarian net draw. I keep it in my backpack and yank it out like a sword and pop it open. Quite handy for a fellow who rarely has someone around to work the net. Not that I really needed it this time...but last time I fished a couple of weeks ago, I went for a swim trying to beach a little steelie, so I think I am a bit gun shy for now.

    Oh, it's also the first chance I had to swing my "revised" Atomic General pattern (not even hooked on a glo bug or bead...).

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  2. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I think that link should be viewable...shortly...the direct upload pooped (because I am dumb and don't RTFM), and the FB link was junk. Did I mention I work in IT? I hate the internet :p
  3. Ben Swaner Member

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    Nice work man! We should meet up sometime and fish since we are both WW joes.
  4. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Anytime my man. I'm off until the new year, and I'd be glad to slosh through the water with you. I'm heading afar a couple of times between now and then (your welcome to come along too if your interested). Anyway, shoot me a "Conversation" and we'll figure it out.
  5. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.
  6. Runejl Josh

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    Very nice! It appears that Go Pro has worked out the noise issues. Cool video and nice fish.
  7. Irafly Active Member

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    Not a scenic river in those sections, but nonetheless an interesting one to fish. Now I think I need to check out a Go-Pro so I never have to miss another indicator take again, I could watch it over and over and over again. Droooooool!
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  8. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    My wife just remarked that the GoPro cameras are "critter-cams" for fishers. Very astute on her part. Nice day for December.

  9. soundflycaster Member

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    Cool. Looks like grand fun to me.
  10. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Nice job David!
    Those cams look like a lot of fun to use. I have a waterproof Canon that I take out with me but it nowhere has the video quality the HD3 has.
    Definitely will be on next years wish list.