Monday, February 27, 2012

Six to Go: Trying out the new videocamera

For the upcoming trip to The Bahamas, I managed to get my hands on the new Go Pro Hero 2 videocamera, a nifty little creation that you strap to your hat, your chest... the hood of your car... you get the idea.

I've admired Ivan Orsic's GoPro videos over at Yukon Goes Fishing for sometime, and recently, Russ Schnitzer made a GoPro video from a recent trip to the Bahamas. I was seriously impressed.

About the only thing I don't care for is the underwater footage from the camera. It's just not in focus, so I didn't include any of it in the little test video I put together after a recently jaunt up one of the more storied rivers in my neck of the woods.

Keep in mind that the next video will be from the tropics, and not from the snow-lined banks of the Henry's Fork. And, after looking the snow-laden forecast the next few days, that trip south is going to hit the spot.


  1. Very cool. There are flat lens fixes for the GoPros that produce extremely clear underwater footage. I am just too poor or decide to fish too much to buy them.

  2. Nice, Chris! Was that a black stone that fooled the brownie?

  3. looks great. I think we can expect great things for you and that little camera. They are pretty handy.

  4. Dean,
    Believe it or not, I was swinging an olive 'Bugger with the Tenkara... That little brown nailed it. Proof that it's more than a dry fly rod for sure.

    1. I've had luck with a bugger on the tenkara as well. No need to just use soft hackle.