Sunday, April 27, 2014

One More Time: "Riding High: A Season On The Fly." The Best Tarpon Video Ever

I like to repost this every year when the tarpon arrive. Watch this and practice your double haul:

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

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 that fits the atmosphere of the scenes.   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.