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The July 9th episode of "American Expeditions" on ESPN2 is a fishing trip they filmed at Nacoochee Bend. It will air at
6:30 AM (ugh!) & 6:00 PM on the 9th. Also will be shown four more times
later in the year between October & Christmas.
Coool. Should I book my 2004 reservation now ? Better build a bigger parkin lot , Jimmy !!!!! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Thanks for letting me know when it is on.
Did the schedules change last weekend for fishing shows? I went to watch my usual shows on Saturday morning and nothing was on the usual time. Neither ESPN2 or TNN. Anybody else have this problem and know the new schedules or did I just timewarp. I know it was Saturday
07-06-99, 11:01 PM
They have the new hunting shows on now, and it screwed everything up!
I wonder how the pressure will increase up there after this?
07-08-99, 08:13 AM
The ESPN schedules are under Previews in:
They are heavily into hunting now, but notice "The Orvis Sporting Life" at 9:30. The site changed recently, and no longer has ESPN2 info. TNN schedules are in the paper. Oh, BTW, if you get Outdoor Life channel, check it Friday nights/Saturday mornings.
You know you're getting old when you really know your TV schedules. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
07-08-99, 03:00 PM
07-09-99, 08:34 AM
No offense to the guy who hosted the show, but...
I caught the 6:30 episode, and I was kinda dissapointed by some aspect of it. The guy that was fishing barely knew how to cast, or play fish in the currents, or how to use patience. He only hooked a couple of fish, and he lost the big one. Jimmy on the other hand did a great job of both catching, landing, and teaching the guy how to improve his technique, and how to have patience. Jimmy is a very skilled and respectable angler, and teacher! Jimmy caught a couple of the big one's from the lookout pool on a prince, I always wanted to see some of them get caught, but how hard could it of been, because there are so many down there! Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the challenge!
I hope that the potentail oncoming increasing pressure at naccochee bend does not spread to other streams in north georgia, but I hope the profits from potentail pressure will help the shop grow!
The guy is a host of a outdoor TV show. Not a expert fly fisherman. His casting was fine. I've seen worse from people that say they have fly fished a lot longer.
The most important thing is he learned how to fix those problems you mentioned. Jimmy is an excellent teacher and guide. The show had tons of technigues and tips that we can all use.
07-09-99, 06:55 PM
Yeah, remember at the end of the show, the host said that the most important theing he learned was patience! Jimmy pointed out that he was losing momenum on his front cast, because he fed line in too early. I gotta go catch the 6:00 again!
Jimmy, great show. I cought the tail end of it and agree with ya, this wasn't
a show about professional anglers catching tons of large fish, it was about a guy learning a new sport. See ya around. J. Byrd.
07-10-99, 01:20 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate your comments. My impression, after working with them for two days, was that their goal is to produce a show, whether about fishing or hunting or whatever, that would introduce their viewers to the sport. They don't picture their typical viewer as being proficient at what they are doing, so some level of educating is a goal they strive for. I will say that catching a fish while 4 other folks are standing right there in the river with you is a challenge; not something I would relish doing on a regular basis. I also want to say that everyone associated with the show was very nice, down-to-earth & professional. I have worked behind the scenes with some other TV shows on other streams in this area & can tell you that what you see ain't necessarily what happened. This crew never attempted to make things look better than they actually were.
BTW, the larger fish we landed were not from the pool below the dam; although we did catch a couple of fish there. The two larger fish that ended up on the show were from the upstream section, at the railroad trestle & above there.
Thanks for watching; and thanks for your comments.
PS: Did ya'll notice how the camera makes me look about 20 years older than I really am?
The Ole Man
07-10-99, 01:33 PM
I saw the show last night. Enjoyed it very much. Can I have your autograph? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
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