Monday, February 21, 2011

What is Your Take on All the Fly Fishing Shows Aired Each Week?

With fly fishing being one of my passions I like to learn as much as I can about this great sport. I like to read articles, read great blog post, and watch fly fishing shows. I feel I learn more most of the time from the articles and the post I read as oppose to the shows that are broadcast each week. Don’t get me wrong the fly fishing shows are great entertainment, but some lack the vital information that is going to make you become a better fly fisherman. What do I mean by that statement? Very few shows that I watch give their audience the following information; the hatch, type flies, water conditions, equipment ( rod wt. leader set-up, sinking/floating line, ) season, what type of presentation, in other words are you dead drifting, using an indicator, what type of water are you fishing, ect ---so I think you get the picture. One show I watch is good at giving you most of the above info. I mentioned, which is the New Fly Fisher, but the rest I watch needs a lot of improvement in the information department. What is your take on the Fly Fishing Shows you watch? There are lots of shows that are broadcast regionally and some are aired nationwide, so feel free to critique any that you think may not meet or meet your viewing pleasure.

8 comments:

Liberty said...

I agree...I have thought a lot about writing the same type of thing on my blog...

Bill Trussell said...

Liberty
I didn't mention this in the post but obviously the shows are all about the cash.

FishnDave said...

I may not be in the majority. Despite my passion for fishing, I just don't watch much of anything on TV. I'd much rather BE fishing than watch somebody fishing on some body of water I will likely never visit.
That being said, my Father-in-Law recorded some of the River Monsters episodes. I DID enjoy them. Jeremy Wade does his research, and tries to separate out the fact from the fiction.

Although it has been years since I watched an episode, I do appreciate the work that In-Fisherman puts into its videos. Unfortunately, much of it comes across as a blatant advertisement for their sponsors. I know In-Fisherman is a for-profit venture, and NEEDS sponsors to exist, but it always makes the information they provide somewhat suspect.

Bill Trussell said...

Dave
I agree the shows are trying to make as much money as they can, but with that being said, they should give the viewer more information on how to become a better fly fisherman. The average individual does not have the money to pay a guide and travel to some of these fishing sites. Thanks for the comment

Jay said...

I would agree of the fly fishing shows I've seen, only the New Fly Fisher gives good technique information or instructional segments. The others are definitely more about entertainment. That being said, I find them more entertaining that the New Fly Fisher which from the few episodes I saw seemed a little dull... more promoting the location than successful fishing shown. I at least want to see someone catch fish along the way.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
The New Fly Fisherman is leaps above the rest. I usually watch 3 to 4 shows a week. All are taped so they are there on my DVR when I find the time to view them. I got an email from the producer of the New Fly Fisherman yesterday, and he informed me that they will be presenting a new fly fishing show in the coming months that will deal with information to make one a better fly fisherman. It will be filmed on water, just like the New Fly Fisherman. I am looking forward to that show. Thanks for the comment

blake said...

I tend to agree, alot of the shows could be more informational, but sometimes its nice to numb my brain with some fish porn. Curtis Fleming Fly Rod Chronicals ;)

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Fly Rod Chronicals is one of my favorites, but you don't get a lot of informtion with this show, just Curtis and his guest catching trout. I wish there was a fly fishing show tailored more like the Bill Dance show for bass. With Dance you get it all. I have tried to contact the show's producer but with no success. Thanks for the comment