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My first attempt at a lure rod casting video

I am trying out a new camera system to see how or if it might work for me as a fishing photographer, and it happens to have the ability to shoot video on the camera - so I thought I’d give it a quick go the other day when I was shooting some stills of one of our clients over in Ireland. Now of course it helps that Nathaniel can cast and fish very well, and of course I very much “see” as a stills photographer, but I thought it would be interesting to put together a short lure rod casting video. Off to get my tux ready for the Oscar’s ceremony……

Rest assured that I am not going to be telling my two professional film-making brothers that I have had a crack at filming and editing, but above is the result of my first ever go at a bit of (very basic) editing especially, indeed I got it into my head when I woke up at 4am yesterday morning with my bouncing brain syndrome that I should have a go. By 4.30am I was watching a really exciting? How To video on using iMovie, and a while later I had put this rather dodgy excuse for a casting video together.

If you read this blog then you will know I am obsessed with lure fishing rods, and whilst I only have so much time I can devote to this unpaid blog (indeed I could not do it if I didn’t have slight sleeping issues!!), I thought it might be helpful to show a lure rod being put through its paces during a couple of casts. The rod in question is the awesome Major Craft Skyroad 9’ 10-30g (review here) because we have some available for our clients to use on these Irish co-guided fishing trips, and Nathaniel was so smitten with the rod that he ended up buying one off Cian at Absolute Fishing while he was with us last week. I am pretty sure Nathaniel was casting the IMA Komomo II when I shot this dodgy video, and it weighs around 15g I believe.

I don’t know if you realised, but now is a good time to buy fishing tackle from a Euro country like Ireland. Yes, Cian is a mate, but nope, I have no arrangement with him if you buy gear from Absolute Fishing. I believe in good customer service, advice and selling via personal experience, and as such I have all the time in the world for what he does with his business over in the middle of bass country on the south coast of Ireland. I am back to that part of Ireland in a couple of weeks and I am trying to work out how I can go into Cian’s shop but at the same time resist my growing urge to drop some wedge on the higher speed Daiwa Certate 3000 spinning reel. Do I need one? No, but I want one.

Anyway, your thoughts on my first attempt a little video are most welcome, but before you collapse with laughter at how wildly exciting and professional it is(n’t), please bear in mind that whilst I know what I like when I watch something, I have essentially zero idea how to go about putting this sort of stuff together. It always fascinated me when we were filming how the process went from being out and about shooting the stuff to ending up on screen as a finished article as such, but I was the bloke talking crap to the camera and the talented people would then take that footage and make it into something. You all have a good weekend. Does the recent weather we have been getting here in south east Cornwall mean that what passed for summer is over? Roll on the next few months, I love this time of year for bass fishing.