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flylife replied: drowning in air

Agree with the last comment. The popular TV, lowest common denominator approach is the way to educate the masses. Amazing how times have changed from the ‘don’t tell dad I released a fish, he’d kill me’ era.
Also true that it’s now time for less of the ‘talking to camera while gripping the fish out of the water’ approach, but the tv editors find it hard to resist and the presenters are such gas bags.
I do appreciate the care for the fish evident in most of the River Monsters shows I have seen.
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flylife replied: drowning in air

Slightly off topic but air and fish toughness related.
Caught a 4 lb bow at Dee on Friday evening on a perch imitation (yes a wet fly!) and when I lifted into the boat it was actually bleeding from a recent gash in its side. Sea eagle or cormorant presumably.
And it was still feeding, and fought hard... Shows how tough they can be!
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muzzz replied: drowning in air

For his day Rex hunt has done more for fishing than the currant
mob making videos on U-Tube. Remember Rex was on mainstream TV.
A much larger audience. Yes, what you saw is now dated, but for it's day
it was excellent. Programmes like his and A River Somewhere have done a lot for flyfishing.
My 2 cents worth.
Muzzz
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