Filming Underway for new Fly Fishing Film
March 27, 2012 | Posted By: steve
At long last we were off to film our next Fishing video. The team consisted of myself behind the camera, Dean Bell again as the expert fly fisher and Grant Banhidi – the hunter in my hunting films – as the not quite so expert fly fisherman.
This has been a long time coming so we made the most of the good weather window and headed to the fishing locations that best suited our needs. We spent the next few days filming the various fly fishing techniques Dean was wanting to highlight and the resulting trout fishing film will be another fly fisherman’s delight packed with great messages on fishing techniques- how to fly fish, how to catch fish, fishing in a stream, fly patterns, great water and of course wonderful fly fishing for trout. Now down to the editing !!
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Hunting – George Sound, Fiordland.
March 8, 2012 | Posted By: meta
Hunting Red Stags – George Sound, Fiordland.
We headed off to Fiordland in great anticipation to film a hunting sequence for my next film. Travelling down the coast we saw red deer – stags and hinds – out on the slips late in the day but the swell would not allow us to land so we just admired animals from the boat and made George Sound late in the day.
Early the next morning we took the small inflatable to a beach to access a slip above us. On getting out of the boat I managed to slip and tear my hamstring ! That was the end of the trip and we had no alternative but to head for home.
This highlighted several things.
Having slept in the boat overnight with no exercise before I jumped out of the inflatable my legs were not warmed up or stretched at all. Over extension resulted, and my trip was over. The only good thing about this injury was that it occurred at sea level and we had the ability to get back to the big boat and get out of there relatively easily. Had an injury like this occurred on the tops it would have been a very different story and I doubt I could have walked out. We would then have been in real trouble.
So I look back at all the other trips we have been on over the years and consider ourselves fortunate that nothing of consequence has occurred over that time.
The lesson – keep fit & try not to take undue risk when you are in an isolated location as you may not always get away with it.
Consolation prize – managed a few nice fish on the way home. A month on the couch followed allowing plenty of time to plan the next trip.
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