Friday, March 6, 2015

The Contour Roam2 Camera Added to my Fly Fishing

As stated in my last post I like to find and watch good fly fishing videos on the net. I recently found some great fresh water videos dealing with warm water and cold water fly fishing filmed by Carter Nelson who lives in South Carolina. He has mastered the art of filming his fishing trips using a headmount camera. After getting some filming pointers from Carter last week, I decided I would do some research on video cameras and found one I was really impressed with on Amazon.

 The Contour Roam2 on Amazon was reduced half price at 98.90 with free shipping. The main thing that impressed me about this camera was the compact size and lightness. It attaches to your cap or hat and wherever you point your head it films. Carter said the only draw back to using a headmount camera is remembering to move your head slow as you work an area.
I have thought about filming some of my trips for years, but assumed it was just too much trouble. Using this camera is a breeze, meaning some of my first trips this season will probably have some video to share with you guys.  
  

 

20 comments:

BrookField Angler said...

Awesome, Bill! Can't wait to see some videos!

Howard Levett said...

I'm anxious to see what you come up with Bill. I on the other hand don't want anyone to bear witness to my poor skills or clumsiness.

Drew LooknFishy said...

Look'n forward to watching something fishy and hearing about the new addiction.

Kevin Frank said...

I'm interested to see how this works.

Bill Trussell said...

Brook
I am going to practice some with the camera before I post anything worth watching. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Don't underestimate yourself, you live a paradise for filming---Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Drew
I've got to get my headband in before I actually film a trip. I should have that by next Friday. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Just checked this morning and the camera has gone up to 115.00; glad I got mine when I did. Easy camera to use; but the filming will take some time to learn--up for the challenge---thanks for the comment

Rivertoprambles.wordpress.com said...

My first thought about this camera is similar to your former thoughts about such-- in my case, as a hiker/angler-- an extravagance, but I'll look forward to see how it works for you and I'll keep an open mind. Thanks for the introduction to it.

Brk Trt said...

Waiting for your first feature.

Mel said...

Well, Bill, sounds like you have a new adventure and a goal for this year to along with all those Bluegill you search for each year. It should be interesting. I am sure you will keep us posted.

Bill Trussell said...

River
The reviews are all good for hikers and road bikes as well, really a rugged camera. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
It may be a while I am still experimenting. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
This it the type camera you wish you had access to when one comes up on a big bluegill spawning area in the spring. Eight to ten minutes of video would be priceless. I thought of the video deal last year when I was in some of those monster bluegill bedding areas. Thanks for the comment
P.S. My Grandchildren one day could look back and see how Pops enjoyed his retirement!!!

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill!Cant wait to see your productions. I hope it is a success for ya. I am sure it will be a great addition to your adventures!

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
Waiting for the headband to come in this week and then I will get down to business with Contour. Thanks for the comment

penbayman said...

Excellent..can't wait to see some vids!

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
A handy little gadget to have along on any outdoor outing. I hope to be using it next week. Thanks for the comment

Juan said...

I have often thought about getting video of my fishing trips as well! I will have to check this out!

Bill Trussell said...

Juan
Amazing the quality of video this camera produces. I will use it for the first time on one of my fishing trips next week. Thanks for the comment