Thursday, July 06, 2006

Movie Review - Trout Bum Diaries - Patagonia

Check out the review page of for my take on "The Trout Bum Diaries". The word on the street is that the Angling Exploration Group might be visiting the South East this winter as part of a Fly Fishing Film World Tour that will be marketed as Stonefly Fest. You can keep up with all their activities by visiting their blog;

Here is an excerpt from my review of their current film.

In most fly fishing dvds, Joe the professional fishing Guide takes Bill, the yuppie show host to some prime water (that Joe fishes 300 days each year) and they make a film about the trip. The film includes lots of pictures of the host casting where the guide tells him to cast and then hooking up with some large fish which he gets close enough for the guide to net for him. There is a lot of talk about drag free drifts and matching the hatch and such. “the trout bum diaries, volume 1 Patagonia” produced by the Angling Exploration Group, takes that kind of fly fishing video, rips its guts out, and leaves it by the side of the road like a rusty Range Rover with a broken axle. In short, The Trout Bum Diaries breaks all the rules of the stuffed shirt fly fishing establishment.

Read the rest of the review here (Link)

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