HATCH Update

Posted by Nicholas Reygaert on April 18, 2012 0 Comments

Filming continues on our next feature film HATCH. We have just returned from two weeks filming in Slovenia with our good mates John and Morten from IMAGO and also uber-cool Slovenian fly fishing dude Luka Hojnik.

The reason for going to Slovenia was to lock horns with the native Marble Trout. Marbles are a sub-species of brown trout but vary remarkably from your average brownie in both appearance and behaviour. Marbles grow really big, like 20kg big, mostly by predating on grayling. But given the right conditions, eg a big hatch, they will come to the surface to feed.

The funny thing about Marbles is that when they do start taking insects from the surface they tend to sit right on the surface – head, dorsal and tail out of the water – Mako Shark style. It took until the last day, but we did manage to hit a solid hatch and the Marble trout came out from under the rocks to feed. Stunning footage!

A bonus of the trip was finding a bunch of wild rainbow trout that feed on ants that get knock off an old wooden bridge every time a car drives over it. They were not easy to fool with an artificial but John managed to get the drift right and got a few.

Friendly people, great food, knock-out rivers – Slovenia is the full package. It will be an awesome addition to the film.

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