There’s growing chatter in the Two Handed Fly Fishing world (spey / skagit casting) about Tom Larimer’s new casting tutorial DVD (created by the OTG team). This very well could be the most comprehensive and strongest two handed casting tutorial ever created. That’s a large claim, especially looking at the long list of two handed casting tutorial which have emerged over the years. However, there’s merit behind the claim. Larimer skillfully takes a tremendously enormous and complex subject matter and consistently breaks it down into manageable, bite sized pieces for the viewer. One by one, the tutorial is converting more and more followers. Here’s a detailed write-up by OTG’s Sarah Griff. This article appeared in a 12 page spread in This is Fly Magazine. All 16 chapters of this tutorial are available on DVD or Direct Digital Download.
The OTG crew recently partnered with Cast Hope to produce a short promotional campaign video profiling a few of the youth involved in the non-profit program.
Cast Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization positively impacting youth and their mentors in the Northern California community through free fly fishing experiences. Through our program, clients build mentoring relationships, fly fishing skills, outdoor knowledge, sustainable practices, and personal values. Cast Hope’s gift of fly fishing empowers each mentoring pair to grow closer as they make fly fishing a healthy hobby they can do together. Learn more, get involved or make a donation at: casthope.org
The OTG team walked away from the 2016 iCast show with 4 major film awards at the Drake Magazine’s Video Awards – the industry’s primary fishing film awards ceremony. Chanos Chanos, the brainchild of Jako Lucas and Capt. Jack Films, took not only the grand prize of Movie of the Year, but also awards for Best Story and Best Saltwater Fishing. To read more about OTG’s success at the awards, click here.
Consider the popularity and variety of the technically-challenging and somewhat “elite” gamefish available to today’s angler — permit, steelhead and a growing number of impossibly-difficult species. These “glamour fish” can overshadow traditional and more common warm water species. With this in mind, our production team initially questioned if a film about Northern Pike could stand its ground in today’s media space. Understanding that familiarity often breeds contempt, we came to the conclusion that Northern Pike are probably not going to blow viewers away unless we traveled to the best location in the world and caught the largest, most aggressive fish on the planet. Which is exactly what we did. To give this project legs, we found: the finest location for fishing and scenery, the best pike fishing, an all-star crew and one helluva story. It took a bit of doing, but we’ve got the location, talent, team and enough tricks up our sleeves to pull it off.
Our team recently produced another award winning film in the remote Bolivian jungle. Working 100% off the grid, traveling in small dugout canoes, we documented an epic journey up a vastly untouched jungle river. The film toured the world with various film festivals and won an award for Best Freshwater at the Drake Magazine Video Award at iCast.
“The Jungle Angler campaign really illustrates how we can fully leverage a good story and how we can really find exposure for our sponsors and clients,” said RA Beattie, filmmaker and founder of OTG. “We look forward to producing more of these films within this broad distribution model.”
Jungle Angler, Chanos Chanos and Off the Grid’s Turning Points North can be found on one DVD, available for purchase here: http://fishingvideostore.com/product/evolution-fishing-dvd-compilation/
By Sarah Grigg
Last week was an epic one for Off the Grid Studios! Our team took awards in four categories at this year’s Fly Fishing Video Awards, sponsored by The Drake magazine and held at the 2016 ICAST show in Orlando.
Jungle Angler took the “Best Freshwater” category. The film represents part of a major media campaign, including a short film for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), a long-form film on DVD, a feature-length article in Fly Fisherman and full online social media coverage.
This is one of the largest campaigns we’ve worked on this year – and one of the most important topics we’ve endorsed. Take a moment and check out the website to learn more about the cause and get involved. The highlight of this campaign was getting an endorsement from Dave Matthews, and having him share the campaign on this social media to boost the publicity. The entire campaign was created from the ground floor (concept, copy, graphics, images, vid, etc) by the OTG team: musiciansforforests.com
We are thrilled to showcase the new website for Old Mill Landing – a website featuring the finest on-the-water real estate development in downtown Bend, OR. This project is a great showcase for our team because it features, copy writing, video production, web development and project management all from the OTG team. This project illustrates how our team can take on a project and deliver a variety of content elements and package them into a final digital product. Check out oldmilllanding.com
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Reviews
Ok, so the last place anyone is going to look for unbiased 2016 fly fishing film tour reviews is from the studio responsible for producing three of the films in the 2016 fly fishing film tour – but – we’re our own worst critics and are capable of giving appropriate critique of the media.
While last years show was criticized as being too political, conservation oriented and lacking the “fun” element thats drawn crowds in past years – we’re confident viewers will LOVE this years show. We will be attending and posting more review next week as we travel with the show in Seattle, Bend and Portland. But for now, here’s a little 3rd party review to keep things in check.