Thursday, 20 September 2012

Fly Fishing and Music

Fly fishing is something which can put you in different moods and make you see the world in different ways. It can be harmonious when in tune with nature, it can be incredibly frustrating as well as action filled. This is quite often best expressed by music and can really set the mood for whatever fishing your are wanting to do.

If I head out for a dry fly fish one evening, I may choose to listen to something a little quieter or slower paced on the drive there. Alternatively, if I am going to strip some woolly buggers through rainbow infested still water I may listen something faster and heavier to get me geared up. I like all types of music from classic rock and folk music to hip hop and more modern stuff. Similarly, I like all types of fly fishing and as a lover of music I feel that they go hand in hand.

In making fly fishing videos, it is often hard to match a particular video with a song. Fly fishing is something that is currently making the jump into the modern age. While many fly fishing videos still use to good effect slower acoustic music, many video producers are now employing more quicker paced and more modern music in their videos. While the music won't be everybody's cup of tea, they effectively match how the film is edited and presented. A fast paced film would not suit a slow acoustic guitar piece. Having said this, a slow motion dominant dry fly film would not suit a bass heavy hip hop or alternative track.

The modern, younger fly fisherman is influencing this style of film. Ivan, the man behind US based Yukon Goes fishing, is a really good example of this. Ivan clearly has a passion for modern, hip hop music but his videos are filmed and edited to match this music accordingly. Here is a sample of one his productions:

Yukon Goes Headhunting from Yukon Goes Fishing on Vimeo.

Alternatively, this a film from Gin Clear Media, soon to be released in full version. The slow acoustic music effectively reflects the mood of the video and the type of fishing.

"Hatch" trailer - by Gin Clear Media | Fly Fishing Movie from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

Next time you go fishing, listen to music in the car that reflects the type of fishing you intend to do as I have found it can put you in the right frame of mind for your fishing which can effect your success and subsequently, enjoyment out on the water.

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