For this post I thought I’d delve into the hi-tech world of video! Woooooooh……..!
Loads of anglers also post videos of the flies they tie and I thought I’d give it a go with a simple skinny Diawl Bach
There’s no voice or soundtrack and I’d appreciate any candid feedback that you might have. I don’t think I’ve got the lighting quite right and maybe it’s needs a bit more magnification?
Let me know your thought’s though; it all helps.
By the way, the dressing is:
Hook: Kamasan B175 Size 10
Body: single strand of bronze peacock herl
Tail whisks and throat: Bronze mallard
Rib: pheasant tail brown holographic tinsel.
I’ve had the gear for a while. It’s a tool I use when coaching casting, especially two-handed tuition where students think they’re using both hands but I continually shout ‘No bottom hand!’ Often, on passing the video too them, the penny drops. It’s also a good analysis tool for identifying faults that you can’t really pin down because things sometimes move too fast. The video camera has a slow motion option that provides a reasonable picture quality and that can also provide an opportunity to explain some of the dynamics of the cast (whatever cast you choose to do). Take a look at this example I did for a good friend Mark Roberts. As it happened, we were on the River Usk chasing Salmon. However, it soon became apparent that with low water and bright sunshine, the fish weren’t going to put in an appearance. So out came the rods and the camera!