Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Contour Video Camera Filming Landing Rainbow

Today I was determined to get film footage of some of the trout I’ve been landing on the Sipsey. The heat and humidity was on even at 8AM and wearing a camera helmet made it even hotter. I found myself splashing cold water on my face frequently most of the morning. I only got to fish a couple of hours because the generators came on at 10AM instead of the 2PM schedule time; so I was glad I made the most of the time I was given.

Sorry no trout images for today, but a brief description of how both videos played out: The first footage took place in shallow water 12 to16”, using the nymph with a stick on indicator. I knew the trout were holding in a narrow seam about 30ft. from me. I made numerous cast before I connected with a quality rainbow, which put up quite a fight for my 3 weight. I was using a 6X tippet, in the super clear water, which has worked much better lately for me as opposed to a heavier tippet. These trout are pressured on a daily basis so the less visible line worked better. As always on the Sipsey the drift is critical and today was no exception.

The next footage takes place on the opposite bank across the tailrace. I seldom wade out into the middle of the tailrace but I knew trout is always hanging out in this fast current seam next to the bank there. You will notice there is a large boulder I am standing by to film this segment. I was using a nymph swing casting up current and letting the nymph dead drift through the seam and at the very end of the drift I would swing the nymph across the seam; as I was working the nymph back across is when the attack would occur. There is no mistaking the hit when it happens. Again numerous cast were made before I got the hook up, and of course when I did the camera switch came on.   
 

12 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Hey Bill. Nice footage. The "area" doesn't look very hot, in fact it looks like a nice Fall day, but looks can be deceiving. Can't wait for a big fish on my 3 wt.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Trust me it was warm even down that close to the water. Hope you tie into a quality trout soon on the 3 weight, be sure to post it. Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

I really enjoyed the videos Bill. You're getting to be quite the videographer. Good job.

Brk Trt said...

Nice footage Bill.
Those rainbows really fight.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I still need to work on the end result of getting a shot of the trout, just before it is released back into the water. Glad you enjoyed the video, thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
The trout from Westover Farms give you a better fight than the trout stock out of Tennessee. Thanks for the comment

Rivertoprambles.wordpress.com said...

You're work with the camera is getting to be quite accomplished, Bill. It was fun watching this footage. Thanks for that!

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
Glad you enjoyed the footage, but I have a long way to be where I want to be when it comes to filming some of my trips. Thanks for the comment

Gramps (Mel) said...

Well, Bill, I have to hand it to you. Very good job with the video camera and some pretty doubt to boot. In fact, watching the video sure does add to the quality of your post as I can get a "reel" feel for the Sipsey!

FlyFshrGrl said...

Nice camera action, especially capturing the jump on that first trout! Those waters sure are beautiful and clear. Loved your fishing trip!

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
The video is another way for me to bring back some fond memories for me one day. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

FlyFish
Love to see those trout do their aerobatic stunts!!! Glad you enjoyed the video--thanks for the comment