Video Reel

So I’ve had a bunch of short clips sitting on my externals.  I didn’t quite know what to do with them, but, after 2 hard drive crashes I figured I better do something.  Heres a random 100 seconds from all over featuring some of my favourite people.

Oman Part 3: Yellow Perms and Lessons Learnt

My calves burnt as I sprinted over the soft hot sand. The dry air ripped at my throat. How the hell could a 100m sprint take so long. Behind, left strewn along beach in between the bones of long dead turtles and the month’s fare of washed up bottles lay my light spinning rod, camera […]

Oman Part 2: African Gold and Dirty Queens

Finding myself back on a familiar beach got me thinking. Had I over-reacted? My mother would probably say no. I had left an unwalked beach, that I had been spying on Google for ages, early. Were the Perms there today? Smashing crabs and snails in the shore wash? Did my rush out cost me? One […]

Mission Oman 2 – The neon army

Getting soaking wet and full of sand first thing in the morning from my navy seal style entry into the backline was now routine.  After the shore break deposited me on the reef I ran up the rocks and took off everything, bar my chafe shorts.  I even brought an extra bottle of water to […]

Mission Oman – in conclusion

The saltwater fly fishing community has been spoilt, we get chances to fish aquariums like Farquhar, Los Roques, Kiribati, etc, which have shifted the paradigm and raised the expectations unrealistically of fisherman lucky enough to have experienced them.  Places like that get you used to tripping over fish all day long. And so I think […]

MIssion Oman – The last two

We effectively had two days of fishing left before the bad weather arrived.  We’d already seen the warnings, and the dropping barometer was possibly the reason for the more aggressive feeding behaviour. I would play guide and photographer, my final mission was to get pictures of these fish feeding and tailing.  No more fish were […]

Mission Oman – when it rains.

Day 11 – (17 December 2013) I struggled to sleep last night.  My slightly skinnier frame seemed not to handle all the adrenalin too well.  The focus had shifted to getting Theo onto perms, and getting some better DSLR pics of fish feeding and presentations.  We’re geared up and back on the reefs.  They’re gone. […]

Mission Oman – Day 5 to 8: The drought

on the road again Day 5 (11 December 2013) We wake up slightly despondent, and make the call to start searching for different species.  I have a lagoon further down the coast on the brain.  We don’t have much to go by other than what we can see on Google Maps, but we take the […]