Originally Posted by Francis Daignault
I didn't see it but it sounds to me like we are forced to generalize about groups or nationalities based upon a limited exposure of a small cross section. Mindful of that Tuna bunch where the show producers are in way over their heads.
The English caster, Dave Dowcra who I took fishing at the request of SWS was the only Brit I ever entertained. Dave held all sorts of distance records of the time; kind of a Brit Ron Arra. Because he could cast and I could put him on some good Cape water, he did okay. He also went in Charley Whitney's boat in P-town and Dave said he far preferred to fish the beach with us. He caught blues and bass and was wildly impressed with Chatham Inlet.
Where you been?
I've been very busy. Work, fishing, fishery management issues,etc....
The Show is called "The Big Catch" from BBC and you can find it on Netflix. Except for possible superior fly fishing skills that two of the contestants have, in all other aspects I'd say that at least 80% of the people that fish with me at least a few times a year are better overall fishermen/women.
Fly fishing can be learned but googan instincts can't be washed out so quick.
These contestants are supposed to be good fishermen but they seemed very weak at best.