Tailwater Nymphs: The Little Things MatterBy
This is a FAS video short. Click the video below to watch the movie. You can also click the lower right to watch in HD, full screen.
I thought it would be fun to do a video of my top flies for Tailwater nymph fishing. The hard part was not capturing the footage or positioning the lights for this technical shoot. Rather, it was choosing which flies to include to keep the length under 5 minutes. This was a very rewarding project in many ways. First, I had the opportunity to try out some new macro lights for diffused foreground lighting of the subjects. Second, it was rewarding to push the limits of Canon HF S11 video camera to prove just how far it will go in low light under macro conditions. I can safely say that many of the internet reviews on this camera have been a bit skewed. Sure, it is not a professional camcorder, but it performs better than any advanced amateur/pro-sumer model on the market at this time for the fly tying documentary genre. Third, it is just flat out cool to watch your flies in HD while listening to Pachelbel’s Canon, also known as Canon in D major.
Genre, fly tying; black background, center and front diffused lighting; macro HD video at 6-8 inches from the subject; flies are from my tailwater nymph box and include, Hair’s Ear Nymph, Trout Crack, Tungsten Head Nymph, Lightning Bug Nymph, Flash Back Pheasant Tail Nymph, Prince-Copper-John Nymph, and Micro Hard Body Minnow.