Back in January, we (Tailwaters), finally got ourselves a long anticipated toy. Well, a toy probably isn’t the proper term to use, as this “toy” is actually a very expensive tool used to capture stunning aerial video and photography. Introducing, the DJI Phantom 2 + GoPro Hero 4. More commonly known as a drone, this is a professional grade quadcopter that won’t break the bank (compared to some others out there on the market). After a ton of research and product reviews, we ended up going with a kit from DSLRPros.com. They have the professional in mind when it comes to this sort of thing, so it was the perfect match for Tailwaters’ photographer, Matt Jones.
We made our way down to the Club in late January to fish and shoot video. To our surprise, we ended up with a week full of rare weather… zero wind! While this was absolutely perfect flying weather, it certainly posed issues for the permit angler as the fish were extra spooky. That didn’t keep our group from landing nine, reputable fish. All in all, we came home with hours of footage. To give you a teaser, we pulled out some of the best clips and edited a quick demo reel. We hope you enjoy, and be sure to keep your eye out for the swimming permit and sea turtle. They are in there! Stand by for much more drone footage and a complete promotional video hitting the wire early this summer following some more flight time.