Wild Spinner dolphins on the way back home from fishing with Capt. Wes Bedell down in Naples, Fl.
My practice flight with the quadcopter and a gopro 3 black edition at the local recreation center.
I can’t wait to try this over water and eventually over pods of tarpon on the beach. I might even take this to Boca Grande and fly this over the pass for rolling tarpon footage. Either way it is going to be fun and interesting.
Of course I will share this with you guys as I usually do.
Taking it to the next level with a Helicopter Cam.
A GoPro3 Black edition mounted on a quad copter.
This will allow for some radical angles on videos and stills images.
Here is the first flight clip/teaser.
Now to learn how to fly it really well before I put this baby over a pod of tarpon
I remember back in the day, one of my favorite magazine was the Shallow water angler. It was filled with inshore fishing from around the country. Unfortunately a casualty of the economy the magazine ended.
Recently with the advent of tablet magazine Florida based magazine with similar concept has emerged, “Fly and light tackle angler”. The magazine, fully takes advantage of the excellent photography and the multi media that an Ipad has to offer.
It also full of content from fly tying, cooking, new boats, galleries, and many how too videos.
And like all tablet magazines, once you buy the issue it is yours forever. Even if you ipad is lost, broken, or stolen. You would just log back in and re download the issue as they will have records of your purchase.
On the video I show you some of the many features in the first issue. Cost for the magazine is $3.99
You can get the magazine right off of Itunes of app store. Just do a search for Fly and Light tackle and it should come up.
The salty fly 2013 tournament sold out in under one hour. Spanning 3 days and over 150 anglers, this is the largest Saltwater fly fishing event in the world. Here is the video I manage to put together for the up coming event.
More information to come join the party and the fun at: http://www.saltyflytournament.com
This adventure started off with a Groupon email. I posted on facebook if anyone wanted to join me in this adventure. I had about about 10 people responded and said they wanted to go and have some adventure.
Like many things in life though, most people are all talk. All but one, my friend Captain Krista Tucker. She has always been reliable and this adventure was no different. For us to be at Clewiston Florida by 6:45am she had to meet me at 4:30am for the long drive south. Most people would not even consider doing this especially to go 5miles up in the air and float down.
There she was though 4:30 to make the drive down to The Florida Ridge Hang Gliding.
Once we got there it took a bit to set up everything and go over the rules etc. Essentially we being pulled from the ground via an ultra light plane to over 5,000 feet then floated down. It is up to you if you want to gently float down to earth or do crazy flips and feel some g-force along the way.
Both Krista and I choose the later and it was well worth it. I am not going to lie to you though, I did felt a bit wooooooozy during parts of the plummet down. The flight took about 45minutes and it was the closest thing to flying that I have ever done. Awesome and beautiful view up there. The crew were very friendly as well.
Our plan was to do a shoot in the evening but after a stop at the Log Cabin BBQ and the long day we were both exhausted.
Video Florida Manatee I swam with a few days ago. This was shot on the Canon 7d.
Here is a video that is probably long over due.
Whether it comes from facebook or email, people ask me constantly what camera gear I normally use on fishing shoot.
So I decided to shoot a quick video showing the gear I normally bring with me.
Here is a quick list.
Tokina 11-16 2.8
Nikon 17-55 2.8
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Pelican 1600 case
3 SB 600 flashes
Loads of memory cards
Ikelite housing 8″ dome
Canon 7D w/ Tokina 10-17mm
Crazy looking living trash bag. Never seen anything like this. Shot in about 5000 to 8000 feet water near an oil rig in April.
My friend Alex works on the rig and sent me this video. He said it’s called the placental jellyfish.
I attended the memorial services at IGFA this past weekend. There were over two room packed full of people who did the same. Many famous and not so famous people in the industry was there. From family, friends, sponsors, people who have met him and people who he has not met but loved him anyways.
There were many tear jerking moments as well as times everyone laughed all the stories. Jose was a man of many talents. He lived life to the fullest and hand infectious personality. The fishing world would miss him dearly.
From the website:
“The fishing community has lost a great angler, icon, and friend. We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Jose Wejebe, host of the immensely popular saltwater fishing and fly fishing television show Spanish Fly on the Outdoor Channel. Through his show and his adventures he shared a passion for fishing that touched and inspired anglers around the world.”