A personal quest to catch a grand slam turns into an absurd goal to make a film about it. Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish on fly in one day in the waters surrounding Key West, Fl. This is the long version of what was enetered in the Drake Magazine Video Awards 2011. Enjoy!
worldangling.com "Clearly a Tarpon is the most exciting fish to catch on fly, but, I'll tell you, this Permit fishing game is a total obsession...you never seem to be happy until the next time you catch one!" Anyone who has fly fished for these amazing fish knows exactly what I'm talking about. But, maybe I should have added, "and you've never been more upset than when you loose a big one next to the boat!" I suppose that could apply to just about any fish anywhere which is the real beauty of Connected. In 2008 we brought the raw, adrenaline pumping action that typifies saltwater fly fishing here in the Keys to life for the audience at the annual Drake Magazine Video Awards. Everyone who's ever watched Connected, understood the emotion behind the f-bombs being dropped by Capt. Bill Houze as he lost a giant permit next to the boat. We showcased some amazing Permit footage and walked away with the "Best Fishing" Award.
worldangling.com Early in 2010 an eerie drama was unfolding in South Florida. The winter had brought record low temperatures, worrisome fish kills, and questions about the the future. Uncertainty and nervousness consumed many connected to the ocean. When Spring finally emerged, things were still strange. By April, we were at a tipping point. The ominous threat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster was creeping closer and closer. Everything was on the edge. It felt as if a threat from another world was bearing down. We were being invaded… Then, out of the chaos and confusion came hope-- carried by silver beings…lots of them.
worldangling.com In case you didn't already know, saltwater fly fishing here in South Florida is a contact sport! And our latest film, SLAM, will let you feel it about as much as you'd feel a whack in the face! Filmed in our back yards here in Key West, the Everglades and the Bahamas during the 2009 season, SLAM focuses on all the major species we target: Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish and Snook. This film portrays the most important aspects of Saltwater fly fishing. Beginning with what it looks like when you first see them coming in, to the adrenaline rush you feel when you hook up, to the heartbreak of watching them get away, and finally, the joy of the releasing them to swim free. There's no waxing poetic about the meaning of it all, we'll let you figure that out for yourself, we just bring the goods and showcase the coolest fish in the world. We don't have a big budget, or even a helicopter, just an incredible natural resource and a passion for what we do. For all of you out there that get it, and want more, WorldANGLING gives you SLAM!
Another trailer for the 2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour production by WorldANGLING. Satori is a film about fly fishing for Permit in the Florida Keys, it is also a Zen Buddhist concept that represents the instant of enlightment; exactly what catching a permit feels like...I bet.