A pretty cool new website called BADFISH.tv appeared a few weeks ago. For those who like fly fishing videos, this is a one stop shopping option, an aggregator of all fishing videos. Or most.
It’s based on a very simple, uber-clean mobile-friendly UI. You just scroll infinitely. It looks like as videos get likes, they move “up” the board.
I was invited to sign up recently and didn’t when I was prompted to “sign-up”, which I rarely do. Today I decided to give it a go. All it asks is for an email/password, then asks you to pick your categories for your feed. Easy
In all fairness, Orvis has provided a similar site at the TUG for over a year. They also have just about everything that’s out there. But there are a few differences.
BADFISH.tv offers a much more mobile-friendly design. If you watch fly fishing video’s on your phone – and most do – it offers a much better viewing and browsing experience.
You can also tailor your BADFISH.tv feed to show you what you want… “trout”, “flats”, “offshore”, “spearfishing”, etc. I’m waiting for “strange, dark, sarcastic, self-effacing fishing video’s” to be added to the categories.
Orvis has broader categories, but also includes “Gear” and “How-to”, which may be important to many.
Both are excellent sources of video content, just bit different. If you’re on your phone or iPad, BADFISDH definitely gets the nod.
Both, however, are far superior to attempting a search on Youtube or Vimeo, neither of which have great search functionality.