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2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival

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Having been a kayak angler for some time now, I've found a brotherhood of others who share my affection for the sport. Predictably so. What I didn't expect is to also find a kinship with other non-fishing kayakers. Whether it be touring, whitewater, or fishing, whenever I see another kayak in transit, I scope out the ride and nod or wave, kinda like people on motorcycles. I like to think it's the love of the paddle that carries through the different genres.

So when Wayne Brady reminded me that the 2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival was in Richmond last night, I used up a precious kitchen pass, and had to check it out. It was at the new Blue Ridge Mountain Sports store which I've been wanting to visit anyway. I got there a few minutes late, but was told I didn't miss much. It was fascinating to watch and listen to a whole other world of kayaking. They have their own insiders language like how us kayak anglers have ours. My wife likes to roll her eyes and asks me to speak like a normal person when get excited and start using acronyms and other yak fishing terms. It gets pretty bad if I mix in the local terms too. "RVA to HRBT, to the CBBT, in my OK trident, stopped at OE2, fiddlers, tried over the tubes, damn toads, need that paper togzilla... got mullet?" Word up, my homies.

Anyway, I would say my favorite was Kayak Kevin's award winning "Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay", which I make a quick appearance in (had to throw that in there), but having seen it several times already, I wanted to note a few others.


-Book of Legends-



-The Halo Effect-


At one point during the show, Wayne turns to me and says... "and people think we're crazy!" Hats off to our brothers of the whitewater. You all are freakin' nuts.

Check out all the other winners of the 2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival.



About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug".  He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.

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Rob Choi

About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from Richmond, VA and although he lives close to the mighty James River, he frequents the Chesapeake Bay more often. His addiction to the salt has earned him a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the “tug that is the drug”. What he lacks in long term experience, he makes up in his passionate dedication to the sport now. He shares his love of the sport through his blog, www.angling-addict.com, as well as being a prostaff member at Ocean Kayak, Maui Jim Sunglasses, YakAngler.com, YakAttack, Werner Paddles, and crew member of HOOK 1 and Kayak Bass Fishing.

Website: www.angling-addict.com

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# ABadBackcast 2011-04-08 08:49
AWESOME! I'll have to check to see if it's coming here.
 

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