Re: MAKO - Jack Charlton - Something to Share With the Board...

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Posted by GES on 2010-09-15 17:40:51 in reply to Re: MAKO - Jack Charlton - Something to Share With the Board... posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-09-15 15:19:04


I'm going to assume that those blokes knew exactly what they were doing; on all counts. But yes the potential hazard from the man in the grey suit; would be my concern but besides that; I thought it was one bang up video; from all points of view. I got a sense that the chap in the float tube suddenly got the idea that he was up to his elbows in something he might not have full control of; but some how he managed to pull it off with blowing up any equipment.

Now I think Old Ray is pulling our legs a bit; Like Jack is going to tell us about a good flick that is using an Abel reel (which is NOT a knock on Abel).

As I told Jack; since I heard about this teaser footage; I don't spend a lot of money on videos; and the ones I do are typically of the Blue Planet; or Life BBC category with David Attenborough. Speaking of which; who in there right mind is going to want to watch "Life" narrated by Oprah. Now I wish her all the riches in the world from her T&V show; but she is not the first Narrator that comes to mind when I think of sophisticated and complex material.

But back to the piece at hand; I told Jack that this Piece of footage about Good fly reels and uses for them; was in my mind in the same class as those David attenborough gems. If it becomes available to purchase; I'll find room for it in my limited video library.

Besides it looked like a hell of a lot of fun to me; just about as much fun as I've had in my limited float tubing for things like Crappie, Bass, and planter trout.

Those spooky flashes of a rolling tarpon in the mist gave me the creeps; because it reminded me of predawn at Lake Nacimiento; when you hear a splash. Now every time I go there I'm going to be thinking it is rolling tarpon.

I'm going to have to watch it again and see if Ray was right about the left hander. Sometimes I see things that really aren't there; maybe I'm getting senile.


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