“Trout porn” gets a bad rap, and lots of folks rail against it. But it is possible to do it well, as Josh Miller does here. Some of the keys: keep it short (this comes in at just a minute and a half); show some failures to temper the bragging factor; add a little humor; and choose good music. I also like the diversity of waters and fish sizes on display.
9 thoughts on “Video: Trout Yeah – Friends Of The Road”
I wish we would stop calling it fish porn or trout porn!!!. It sounds so wrong!!! Pornography is a disgusting business and it doesn’t represent at all what we love about catching any kind of fish. Fly fishing is a beautiful art if practiced like a gentlemen with proper stream etiquette and respect for the fish we love and strive to protect!!!
Brandon, I understand your feelings on this, and if you’re a regular reader you’ll note that it is not a term commonly used here. I did not mean to offend.
Brandon- It all depends on how you interperate the word ‘porn’. Websters dictionary had the definition of ‘pornography’ as this- ‘ the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction’. Do these videos not get you pumped to go out and catch your own fish? Is there not a sense of excitement as you watch? Do you not have the urge to skip out on work and go fishing for a few hours after watching this? If you answer no to any of these then come find me and we will go fishing. Get excited about fishing and not caught up on what the ‘genre’ of the video is called.
Food for thought.
I knew someone would turn to the dictionary to defend the word porn. Good job Chris you must be educated. Please tell that to the millions of lives destroyed by porn. Especially the children!!!
Brandon – really… Come on man, and I mean that in the nicest ways. Fish porn and sexual porn are absolutely, totally different and 99.999% of us know the difference and understand the reason the term “fish porn” was penned. Calling pictures of videos fish porn is in no way offensive.
Adam if you called someone or yourself gay would 99.999% of people know the difference? I’m a Christian and I love fly fishing passionately but that word porn rubs people the wrong way Christian or not and it doesn’t matter what the dictionary says about that man. I love watching fly fishing videos but it’s sad that the older ones with Swisher and his generation are the better ones to watch. I don’t care for the cussing and drinking in most new fishing videos. I am a regular reader of Orvis news and have to admit I’m a little disappointed but not shocked. Thanks Adam for being nice in the nicest way.
Some people call it fish porn becasue its funny, Get over it…
What a killer video!
I Totally agree with Brandon.
My fourteen year old is viewing this site because he likes to fly fish and likes to see the fish that others have caught. So I am asking you all to please refrain from talking about porn on this site. It is the right thing to do. Than you.