Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fish Porn for the Common Man


Could a renewed interest in the sport of fly fishing be fueled by the digital camera? Without affordable digital cameras, many fishing photos might be relegated to an undeveloped roll of 35mm film in some anglers camera bag. What's better than spending the first few minutes of your Monday sending photos of your Saturday catch to all your buddies?
According to this article in the Worcester Telegram Barry and Cathy Beck say the digital camera has had a bigger effect on the sport than most people think.
Photos in the industry’s leading magazines and most recent books often upstage even compelling text; they show the sport’s excitement and adventure in a way that was not possible before digital photography. “Digital has really turned people back to photography; it’s instantly gratifying,” said Barry Beck, who had just finishing giving a standing-room-only seminar on the subject Friday at the annual fly fishing show in Marlboro.

“You take a picture of a fish you’ve caught on a stream
you’re on, and you can see it right away, and you can instantly share it with
your friends,” Beck noted.


“Look what the Internet has done for our industry (fly
fishing); you can Google anything: you can find water temperatures, water
releases and what flies are hatching on any river in any state in a second.”

How many anglers among us consider the digicam to be a vital piece of fly fishing equipment? Come clean by posting a comment.

2 comments:

Fishtaco said...

I always try to bring the digi-cam when I go fishing. Not necessarily so I can show off my fish porn to my buddies, but I use it as more of a video journal of the streams I fished and the fish I caught.

Anonymous said...

It's most vital when I forget to bring it along! Murphy's law dictates this.