Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by KillerDave, Apr 22, 2013.
Check it out. I'll think you'll like it!
You're right. The clip pretty much covers the aspects of steelhead flyfishing ... including catching none when others are doing well. I did like it.
Pretty legit....some of my favorite places in the world are on that bit of film.
Everything John Arnold and the rest of the Headhunters gang does is awesome, and this video is no exception. Probably the best steelhead vid I've seen in a very long time. I especially love the part about "they don't understand". hahah
Alright, I'm going to be Debbie Downer here. First, I enjoy and consume all of the steelhead videos on Vimeo and Youtube just as much as the next person. It keeps me going and covers beautiful places, beautiful water, and beautiful fish. But,
Something I've noticed is that there is this commercialization of steelhead fishing that just did not exist 15-20 years ago and now it seems the norm. It seems like many videos are a cliche: guys talking about how nobody understands their love/dedication to steelhead fishing, tying flies with a bottle of whiskey next to the vice, slow-mo of spey casting two handers, guys launching boats from rough trail, hero shots of native fish, etc. It just makes me a little sad to think that steelhead fishing, which used to be pretty uncommon, is now massively commercialized. It used to be very sacred and special and when I see these videos and they are all the same it makes me think of the good old days. I know that this stuff generates dollars for conservation so that's a bonus. Don't get me wrong folks, I love this stuff, but there must be others that share my feelings about this.
Achilles, there are definitely people who feel you what you are saying.
However, I have found over the years that most people are a lot nicer than they appear in videos and online and I will share the resource with them any day.
I have seen incredible growth and crowding for 10 years. At times, it can be hard to stomach.
Who said anything about the character of people in the videos? Or about sharing or not sharing resources? Or anything about crowding? Definitely was not me... Sorry if I came across that way. Just making an observation.
No doubt these guys and gal are awesome people just like the rest of us...
Alright, sorry for the negative vibes. Just worry sometimes that steelhead fishing is going to turn into this:
I think the only way we'll see steelheading turn into that is if steelhead come back in numbers that would allow the bassmaster classic folks to descend on the skagit.
I agree though, lots of fishing videos are pretty cliche. Which is what make the best ones that much better.
I agree with Achille's sentiment. I wish I was the only guy in WA that was into steelheading.
Would you guys mind just giving it up? Carp are way more challenging, fun, fiesty, and glamorous. Get into carp fishing please. No steelhead here, move along.
Whats the name of the video? I can't get the link to work on my phone
I love watching steelhead films but I could do without the cliche "story." Steelhead live in beautiful places and are a beautiful creature to see in action. Might as well let them do the talking..... Bro.
WHAT?!? I put a fresh steelhead filet in every bowl of frosted flakes. You're mising out bro!
Cool video. Wish I could travel up there.
These steelhead videos disturb me. I never feel like a movie star having another awesome, epic day when I'm out steelhead fishing, even on the premier waters of the world. What's up with that?
I don't bother watching them. I only opened this thread after I seen you had replied and wanted to know what your opinion was. Still haven't viewed the vid and now I don't need to.
I generally don't care too much for steelhead videos. I'd rather fish. Watching someone else fish when your home river is closed is pretty tough to take.
I sure wish the big river to the south of me was open. At least the salt water game will start soon for me. Then come fall back to C&R fishing.
Next time you go fish one of those premier waters, let me know and I'll show up with a group of papparazzi. We'll take tons of photos of you the whole time you're fishing, yell out your name, ask you to pose and all that. I bet you would feel like a celebrity then!
That last song in the video is catchy. Seems like it costs $40 sadly.