Video spotlight

Video spotlight: Avoiding Spawners

Give the folks at Redington some credit (again!). Not only is the company preaching the Gospel when it comes to protecting spawning fish on redds, it’s taking another chance by crafting a new series of “news” videos featuring fly fishing’s version of Ron Burgundy in Bob Frankfurter.

Regardless of the delivery (and I’m hearing all sorts of interesting comments), the message is solid: Don’t mess with spawning fish.

Through the kitsch and the dramatic “news team” presentation, the video is spot on, both in terms of fishing for spawners and, perhaps even more importantly, protecting redds from wandering waders. Give it a look and see what you think.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.