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Alex Berger

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what is wrong with this video?
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:02:12 AM »
What is wrong with this video?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7et8gnUnJsY
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Re: what is wrong with this video?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 11:42:08 AM »
I would suggest the following:

- most of the battle he is trying to pull the fish up to him, as opposed to getting below it - that does risk pulling the fly out
- he is trying to bring a big fish into shallow water to land which is asking for the fish to bolt away
- for most of the battle he is standing pretty high, giving a high profile for the fish to get spooked.

Though he gets away with all that.

Some good things:

- by the end he does start to crouch down more (but not for long)
- his movements aren't too fast and jumpy - he is calm and cautious
- he is giving some lateral pressure to a big fish in moving water to tire it
- he is very happy at the end (most important!)

I will fish anywhere and find beauty in it.

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