News

HATCH – Tasmania filming

Posted by Nicholas Reygaert on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

I have just returned from two weeks of filming for HATCH in Tasmania. It was a great trip and the weather was unusually kind to us. I was hoping to shoot the legendary spinner feeding trout of the Western Lakes on the Red One camera. I have seen spinner feeders doing their thing before and been totally blown away by the whole phenomena. Big brownies just lose their self control when they are hunting spinners, dashing around madly and jumping fully out of the water to nail the spinners on the wing. I knew to do the event justice on film we would need the slo-mo and telephoto lens capabilities of the Red One, being able to overcrank to 120 frames a second would let us see what the naked eye misses.

It was always going to be a gamble. Spinners only ever come out in warm, calm conditions not weather that can be relied upon to happen in Tassie. We rolled the dice on it, luckily the first three days of filming were perfect.

The result is some of the best footage that I have ever shot, fish tracking and nailing spinners mid-air. The most interesting aspect from a fisherman’s point of view was the success rate of the fish, they rarely miss. The poor spinners don’t stand a chance against such an amazing predator.

Read More

HATCH Update

Posted by Nicholas Reygaert on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Filming continues on our next feature film HATCH. We have just returned from two weeks filming in Slovenia with our good mates John and Morten from IMAGO and also uber-cool Slovenian fly fishing dude Luka Hojnik.

The reason for going to Slovenia was to lock horns with the native Marble Trout. Marbles are a sub-species of brown trout but vary remarkably from your average brownie in both appearance and behaviour. Marbles grow really big, like 20kg big, mostly by predating on grayling. But given the right conditions, eg a big hatch, they will come to the surface to feed.

The funny thing about Marbles is that when they do start taking insects from the surface they tend to sit right on the surface – head, dorsal and tail out of the water – Mako Shark style.

Read More

Filming in Kola

Posted by Nicholas Reygaert on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Gin-Clear team have just returned from filming a promotional movie for our friends at the Ponoi River Company. They have 60km of the prime water on the Ponoi River, Kola Peninsula, Russia – Atlantic salmon heaven!! In Autumn 1000′s of fresh fish pour into the massive river system and the fishing is mind-blowing.

The RED One camera once again showed its true value as we filmed big salmon smashing skated flies on the surface in super slo-motion. The 20 minute film is due to be finished before XMAS and will be available as a free HD download to all that are interested. Keep an eye out here for the download link.

Read More

RISE 2011 – Aussie Tour

Posted by Shopify on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

The last 4 weeks has been a whirlwind of activity as RISE 2011 has worked its way through Australia. Once again bumper crowds have enjoyed what we believe are the best fly fishing films of 2011.

These pics came in from Flylife photo guru Brad Harris, they show the sell out show in Hobart on Wednesday night.

Read More