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Poingam. Sport Fishing Northern New Caledonia 0

Bonefishing New CaledoniaOver the past year or so we've had the privilege of working on a sports fishing development and promotion project at Piongam, the far north of New Caledonia.

Here's a small taste of what we've been up to.

 

April Updates 0

 Hubless Fly ReelThe L U N A R Hubless Fly Reel

Like every project I've worked on so far - our films and DVD's included, I employ a pretty simple design philosophy. "Look at what everyone else is doing - and don't do that" The L U N A R reel certainly typifies that approach.

The L U N A R reel is a fusion of modern materials and classic design. The L U N A R  project has been an 18 month design partnership between myself and renowned fly reel designer Alex Kaplun -  we've looked hard at how trout anglers actually use a fly reel and have incorporated many subtle design features that (hopefully) will not be immediately obvious.

Living in the Material World 0

Finally managed to sit down and watch the Martin Scorsese documentary on George Harrison - "Living in the Material World"

It's a 3 1/2 hr marathon, and is fantastic.  Harrison was prolific - and although a fan I never really realized how many hits he either wrote, collaborated on or performed in.  I had forgotten that he financed the Monty Python movies - for that alone he should get a Saint Hood.We're so much poorer for not having him around - I wonder what he would be doing now.

The Six Things You Need To Know About Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary

 

 

1956 World Champion Fly Fishing Demonstration - Inspirational! 0

Super 16, just awesome!

Promo clip for our friends at MSX Fly Fishing in Sweden 0

MSX Fly Fishing -- Field testing in NZ.
A short clip we put together for MSX Fly Fishing while Stefan was here in New Zealand - supposedly testing the new rods and lines...

 

Bonework 0

We'll, we're all but there. It's been a while, I know.
The artwork for Itu's Bones is done and dusted and the NTSC Master is winging it's way to the replicator. The PAL version will follow shortly.
We should have them back in our hot little hands then on US shelves early in the New Year. Europe and Australasia shortly after  - so don't spend all your Christmas pocket money just yet.
It's been like the second coming, post production has taken me exactly twice as long as I'd anticipated. My machines have been cranking red hot for the last week crunching numbers on the final color corrections and compression.
Finishing up a project is always bittersweet - after months of post production I'm usually sick of the sight of it. 
The final step is to see your luscious HD footage have the shit compressed out of it for MPEG2 to go to DVD - it's always disappointing to view the result.
The U.S NTSC versions are worse, lower resolution than PAL and color that often looks like it's been strained through an old sock - I'm pretty pleased with the result, the pics are amost as beautiful as being there - almost. (Why the hell did the US and Japan go with the worlds worst television standard.)
In saying all that, the film looks great, our best yet. 
The whole Aitutaki Bonefish project has been a huge mission, one that we're very privileged to have been involved in. 
Personally, I'm very grateful and proud to have met and befriended my Bonefish buddy Itu Davey. The whole experience has been a life changer - for all of us I suspect. 
Itu, his family and the people of Aitutaki have shown incredible generosity and friendship to me and my family and we're all the richer for it.
They should be very proud of what they've achieved.
I certainly am.
We literally couldn't have embarked on this project without the help and support of Costa, Patagonia and Sage 
They believed in what was a very ambitious project from the get go - big ups for having the balls to support it and the foresight to give back.
My heart is in Aitutaki.
… but my liver is still lost somewhere in Key West
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