Category Archives: Video

Found This Really Neat Sailing Video

The following video is created by Lisa Robinson and Nick VanHorn showing the journey of their sailboat from land to water from many unique angles. With its expansive open waters and easy access shore launch points Round Valley Reservoir is a popular sailing destination. You can view more videos by Lisa and Nick here: http://www.youtube.com/MissLisaRobinson

Thank you Lisa and Nick for sharing this really neat sailing video!

May Giveaway, Discovery – The Underwater World of Trout DVD

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The winner has been randomly chosen for this giveaway. Zach Merchant, check your email and respond within 5 days to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Just in time for trout season. Round Valley Fishing is proud to announce our first giveaway for 2012! Thank you to Wendell Ozefovich’s (Ozzie) for donating some DVD’s to give away. Visit his website if you’d like to go ahead and buy the dvd’s otherwise just leave a comment here and be entered to win it FREE.

Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery
The Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery

Discovery – The Underwater World of Trout
In this unique video you will be taken into The Underwater World of Trout. The view under the stream is not as bucolic and stable as you have come to believe. A stream is alive, not just with trout and insects, but with minnows, crayfish, and a varied mix of living things. What looks like crystal clear water is chock full of sticks, leaves, bubbles and larvae. This exploration of a trout’s world, from under the surface, opens your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world.

For a chance to win this DVD simply leave a comment below. One winner will be randomly selected on June 1st. The winner will be contacted with their email address on file, so make sure you utilize your correct email address when commenting. The winner will have 5 days to claim their prize then another winner will be randomly picked. Good luck and Tight Lines!

The Underwater World of Trout – Trout Vision and Refraction

Just in time for opening day!
Have you ever gone trout fishing and wondered, “How deep is that fish? One foot? Two feet? Was it deeper? How large was it’s ‘circle of vision’, and does it matter? Do trout really have blind spots? How low must you be before they are aware of your presence? Does it matter what you wear and how you move?”

Trout Vision and Refraction DVD
The Underwater World of Trout – Trout Vision and Refraction

Trout Vision & Refraction is part three in a four part series of trout education videos and lectures put together and filmed by Wendell “Ozzie” Ozefovich. Visit the Underwater World of Trout for more info and to buy the dvd’s.


The video is about 45minutes long and can get quite technical, but Ozzy breaks it all down and shows real-world examples of the concepts he’s explaining. Just like the first video, The Underwater World of Trout – Discovery, I watched this with my 4 y/o son and we both learned a lot. If you are a passionate fisherman, this video and the others in the series are a must watch.

The Underwater World of Trout – Discovery

May 2012 Giveaway – We are now giving away this DVD

While at the NJ Fly Fishing Show in Somerset NJ this year I purchased an unassuming DVD from an unassuming booth near the entryway. The DVD is called Discovery and is volume one in filmmaker/fly fisherman Wendell Ozefovich’s (Ozzie) four part lecture program entitled, The Underwater World of Trout.

Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery
The Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery

Discovery
In this unique video you will be taken into The Underwater World of Trout. The view under the stream is not as bucolic and stable as you have come to believe. A stream is alive, not just with trout and insects, but with minnows, crayfish, and a varied mix of living things. What looks like crystal clear water is chock full of sticks, leaves, bubbles and larvae. This exploration of a trout’s world, from under the surface, opens your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world.



There are no staged aquarium shots; these trout are in their natural environment. There is also footage of sea-run rainbow and brown trout. There are wild fish and stocked fish, fighting fish and spawning fish. You will see beneath the surface as trout feed on drifting invertebrates and surface flies, and how a trout views an angler through its window.

There is a segment on electrofishing and stream bank restoration, which will show that anglers, together with private conservation organizations and government agencies, can work together toward a common goal. This is one of the few presentations that almost everyone from rank beginner to crusty old cuss walks away having learned something!

My four year old son and I watched the 52 minute DVD together and we both enjoyed it immensely. I have watched the video half a dozen times since, watching and learning each time. Ozzie’s narration is clear and well structured for learning. The underwater footage alone confirmed and refuted several assumptions I had made about what was going on under the water.

I have an upcoming interview with Ozzie about him and his work on these videos. If you’d like to ask him a question please post it below, on our Facebook page, Twitter, or email.

About Ozzie
Ozzie has been filming and videotaping for more than four decades, so he has the skill and equipment to produce a quality experience. He is an accomplished fly fisherman who looks at a river not just as an angler, but also as a filmmaker. He asks the same questions you do—sometimes finding answers, sometimes finding more questions to ask. visit his website at www.UnderwaterOz.com