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#21 Posted : Friday, March 6, 2020 11:10:32 PM(UTC)
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Hank has kind of an 85/15 thing going where it's amusing but kind of tedious 85% of the time and hilarious the other 15. I'm not sure if that's part of the schtick or not.
#22 Posted : Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:49:07 AM(UTC)
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Went to RF4 the other night. Had a good time, but all the endless promo-shots from the sponsors got old in a freakin hurry. The low budget ones were a lot better in terms of the message IMO. It’s pretty clear than when someone my age is going up to Minipi, they’re getting funded. And that’s fine and all, but it doesn’t really touch on the spirit of fishing itself. I’d like to see more do-it-yourself stuff and not so much destination fisheries. Lots of great anglers I know don’t need to get helicoptered into the mountains of BC to catch Bull Trout.
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#23 Posted : Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:38:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pete Go to Quoted Post
I went to the Chicago show on Tuesday night. It was a good-sized crowd, at least compared to last year in the same venue. Most seats were filled. A lot more women and younger angles attending this year, that's for sure.

I enjoyed most of the movies, if for no other reason than the scenery, but as someone pointed out in a much earlier post on this thread, there is something formulaic about the movies selected. It's not enough to be catching striped marlin on the fly in Baja: there has to be an action sport-in this case, mountain biking down the spine of a local mountain-to augment the fishing. I enjoy watching someone catch steelhead or native trout in a wild setting; they don't have to back country heli-ski or absail down a cliff face to get there.

It's been awhile since I've seen anything from Flip Pallot, so that segment he did about Lefty Kreh was good to see. Although there was less fishing than I'd have preferred (Walker's Cay Chronicles has to be one of my favorite outdoor shows ever).

It's nice to see some fish porn and great locations, especially on a late Winter evening. If it were May or June though, I'd probably skip the movies and go fishing myself.

Bolded: that's one thing that also makes it less appealing for me to go.

The one time I went was in 2014, when the CPR season started in March, so the films event was a good way to get excited for the upcoming season.

But since I've done more fishing during the fall and late fall for pike, and the early winter season has definitely made it possible to get my fix for time on the water. Now the winter season just gets me excited for early spring and summer.
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