Sunday, August 21, 2011

Riding High: The Best Tarpon Fishing Video Ever.

Now this is how it's done! The guys from Waterline Media have put together something absolutely stunning in this 5 minute video called "Riding High:  A Season On The Fly".  From the photography to the editing to the narration, almost everything about this short film is perfect. I especially like the background music which is exactly what it's supposed to be: just music playing in the background. It's not a blaring rap song which instantly ruins these videos for me.

And I really love the dog in this film.  He's fantastic.

Most of the scenes were shot in the Keys and Everglades but around the 1 minute mark you can see some great footage from Cayo Costa Beach, one of my favorite cruising tarpon spots in the summer.

This is easily the best tarpon fishing film I've seen in a very long time. It's in the same caliber as Guy Valdene's 1974 classic "Tarpon" or a few select episodes of Flip Pallot's "Walker's Cay Chronicles." My only complaint about Waterline's video is that it's too damn short. I could watch two hours of this and still want more.  Be sure to click on the bottom right icon and watch this in full screen HD. 

Riding High: A Season on the Fly from Waterline Media on Vimeo.