Steelhead Porn

Lex

Active Member
#34
Handing the rod off = doesn't count. While the vid is most excellent, why not show the truth? Steelhead fishing on rivers that still have a few fish and a reputation...the experience more closely resembles Black Friday at Wal-Mart...except there is more sportsmanship and etiquette shown on Black Friday :D
Wow. Glad I'll never go fishing with you
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#36
Homeslice,

No, not even. Todd's video work is first class. But as Bass_Turd and Inland noted, it's not representative of what the preponderance of steelheading is like. The solitude portrayed reminded me of the Lani Waller video of 25 years ago, and reminded me of something a friend and I began, I just thought I'd share my own limited half-assed attempt with regard to steelhead video. Zero quality, zero merit, 100% goofing off.

Sg
 

Cruik

Active Member
#38
Hey, if they need to fill videos like that with product placement in order to get it to me for free, I got no problem!

Personally, I didn't think there was any indication that their luck was above average or they weren't accurately representing how difficult steelhead fishing is. They talked about walking tons of miles, and changing river conditions - making you realize it was done over possibly several days. And really, there was only 3 fish caught.
 
#39
Hey, if they need to fill videos like that with product placement in order to get it to me for free, I got no problem!

Personally, I didn't think there was any indication that their luck was above average or they weren't accurately representing how difficult steelhead fishing is. They talked about walking tons of miles, and changing river conditions - making you realize it was done over possibly several days. And really, there was only 3 fish caught.
Also, the first segment was totally void of fish. Which, if your able to look at the video from a cinematic lens, would be indicative of the patience it takes to steelhead. The viewer sat for several minutes waiting in anticipation for the first fish to show up on camera. I think it was quite true to reality. If what you really want out of a steelhead video is to see no fish caught then you'd be better off staring at the mt rainier webcam overnight or just going steelhead fishing.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#40
Also, the first segment was totally void of fish. Which, if your able to look at the video from a cinematic lens, would be indicative of the patience it takes to steelhead. The viewer sat for several minutes waiting in anticipation for the first fish to show up on camera. I think it was quite true to reality. If what you really want out of a steelhead video is to see no fish caught then you'd be better off staring at the mt rainier webcam overnight or just going steelhead fishing.
Reality would be 24 hours of video w/o a fish and then in the last 15 seconds at the end right before the credits there's a 12% chance of a single fish showing up.
 

o mykiss

Active Member
#42
That was part of the Fly Fishing Film tour earlier this year. I don't care that it's not representative of the typical steelhead fishing experience - it's a fun piece to watch, especially the sequence where they tag team landing that last fish. And the patience Hickman displays in waiting to set the hook on that fish is cool to watch. I've blown many a hook-up for lack of that sort of patience so watching something like that is instructive to me. The scenery is beautiful, the fish are beautiful - what's not to like?
 
#43
I really liked that they actually fished the spot, even though they must have been aware that if Jeff got the take the fish would head down river and likely be history. The allure and anticipation of the take is obviously as much fun for Jeff and Jakob as it its for many of us. The fact that they were able to work together and land that fish without breaking gear, bones or drowning was pretty sick!!!
 

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#45
I like the snap at 4:19 to get the line back while under the trees.

Still, I don't think these guys do this much. Carrying rods broken down on your backpack without a tube or a even a sock and wearing your bright green nanopuff on the outside while you crash through the brush looks like a good way to trash some gear. Their waders aren't even scratched.
 

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