The Trout Bum Diaries

The Trout Bum Diaries

Every now and then a movie comes along that captures the imagination of a generation: Easy Rider, Top Gun, and Pulp Fiction, among other greats. Now add

Every now and then a movie comes along that captures the imagination of a generation: Easy Rider, Top Gun, and Pulp Fiction, among other greats. Now add to that list Angling Exploration Group's debut film The Trout Bum Diaries, Volume I: Patagonia. A contemporary take on the fishing film by guys in their 20's, this is a DVD that speaks to the angler for whom adventure, big fish and good times rank among the finest things in life.

The Trout Bum Diaries follows the adventures of Ryan Davey, Chris Owens, Brian Jill and a host of friends as they fish and film their way from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Tierra Del Fuego and beyond. This is no travelogue of a lodge-based "adventure outfitter" fishing trip, but a raw account of the six months Ryan, Chris and Brian spent in Patagonia scouting uncharted rivers and lakes in search of epic fish (which they do indeed find and film).

Although the music and feel will be familiar and welcome to anglers who've watched ski- and snowboard-videos, at a recent impromptu

screening of the film in Denver, John Betts, FR&R's 2006 Angler of the Year said, "There's no banjo music in it. I like it…This is exactly what the sport needs right now."

The film itself clocks in at 1 hour and 39 minutes long, and with about an hour's worth of additional bonus footage the DVD is dense in the finest sense of the word. The AEG crew recently returned from a four-month-long trip to New Zealand where they fished and filmed for their next release: The Trout Bum Diaries Volume II: New Zealand.

To purchase a copy of The Trout Bum Diaries, Volume I: Patagonia (retail $24.95) visit AEG's Web site: www.aegmedia.com.