Free For View “Land of Giants” Astove Atoll

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The “9 Degrees South – Land of Giants” – Astove Atoll Movie is now free for view on the following link: http://finlovers.com/?p=408

This short film was mostly filmed at Astove Atoll and is a glimpse into what can be expected during the up and coming season at this magnificent atoll.


Smith Optics, Patagonia, Alphonse Island, Desroches Island, Orvis, RIO, Shilton, TUF-LINE, Buff, SeaToSummit and Enrico Puglisi.


Thanks to Alex and Stefan Haider of AOS Fly Fishing for the following footage:

First aerial shot of approach to Assumption Island
School of GT’s underwater by the Maya’s Dugong
Underwater shot of a squid on the flats

Producer: Richard Morton
Director: Jason van Niekerk
Editor: Jacquie Steyn
Cinematography: Richard Morton
Script & story: Richard Morton
Narrator: Daniele Tripepe
Sound design: Beyers du Toit – The Audio Plant
Art director: Robert Mcewan
Animation: Albe Scheepers
Motion graphics: Luke Rauch
Post-production: RGB and Alpha
Anglers: Keith Rose-Innes and Devan van der Merwe
Music tracks: The Audio Network

Facekini: The Most Terrifying Trend in Swimwear

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A Chinese woman wears a face-kini as she gets wet before swimming on Aug. 22, 2014 on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Here’s a piece of summer clothing that will haunt your dreams.

It’s called the “Facekini,” and it has been popular in Far Eastern cultures for years, according to NBC News. As you can see in the photos at the top of this page, it’s a warm-weather accessory that’s worn to the beach by middle-aged Chinese women to protect skin from the sun’s rays, the report adds.

And it’s all fine and well if this horrifying accessory stays overseas, but fashion designers in New York City want to bring it to the United States.

The fashion trade magazine CR Fashion Book recently released an issue that contains an eight-photo spread featuring models in these creepy cover-ups, NBC News also reported. They were paired with swimsuits from designers like Gucci, Alexander Wang, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors.

Because who wouldn’t want to deflect attention from their $1,000 swimsuit with a disturbing facecover?

With hotter summers and more sun exposure comes an increase in skin cancer cases, according to the CDC. Like it or not, these creepy masks might be invading American beaches before long.

London Premier “9 Degrees South – Land of Giants”

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Farlows of Pall Mall will be hosting a viewing of “9 Degrees South – Land of Giants” 23 minute movie on the 16th September 2014. This short film was mostly filmed at Astove Atoll and is a glimpse into what can be expected during the up and coming season at this magnificent atoll. Please take a look at the teaser below.

If you are in the London area and would like to join us for the free event please do come along. Keith Rose-Innes will be at Farlows from 12h00 onwards to chat about the Alphonse Fishing Co’s various fly fishing islands as well as the tackle and gear for these destinations. There will be specials on various fishing tackle.

For any further info please contact Charl Duvenage on charl.duvenage@farlows.co.uk

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