August 16, 2014

¡100!






That's right, 100!  I have reached 100 tenkara fishing videos on the Teton Tenkara Youtube channel!


I know that my videos are not professionally directed and produced. I know they're not very entertaining. I know that they're not very educational. But they are video documentation of what tenkara can do in the hands of an average guy fishing in various places from challenging to not so challenging. They are video logs, not documentaries or entertaining theatrical features. They are what they are.




I have tried to share, through poorly executed video footage, what I learned from each and every trip. Sure, I don't always tell you where I'm fishing (what fly fisher tells the world where each and every fish they catch is to be had), but I show you what rod, line, and fly I used to catch those fish -- that's more than most videos tell you. On many, I show you where I placed the fly, the fly's drift, and where the fish took the fly. That should allow most anyone to learn where to place the fly on waters with similar characteristics.




I have enjoyed making these videos, and I've appreciated the kind comments that many of you have shared with me. It's been fun to have you along with me on my tenkara outings. How many more videos will I make in the future? I don't know. I've got a lot of footage on Youtube that's private. It's the way I combine my fishing log data with video data for future reference, but it's cumbersome to always wear a camera. So, I don't know if I'll keep going. But at least for now there are 100 videos -- or should I say 101.

Here's video 101, from just the other day:
















18 comments:

  1. Tom,
    I could make a pretty long list of reasons why I watch your videos. I'll just say that I look forward to each new video you create. Here's to another 100.

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    1. Thanks, Shawn. I appreciate your support!

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  2. In addition to the fun of seeing the red circle, followed by the flash of a trout, I also really enjoy the music - last time it was Asleep At the Wheel (Route 66 and Chew-chew-che-boogie...)

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    1. Asleep at the Wheel ... one of my wife's favorites! Thanks!

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  3. The red arrows and circles are first class. Congratulations! I look forward to the next 100.

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    1. I'm glad you like the arrows and circles. I've struggled with a way to make the line easier to see on the video, without compromising my preference for level lines. I can't find a way. The arrow/circle annotation seems to be the best way to show where I was targeting.

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  4. Tom,
    Your videos are more helpful than you realize. They helped me as I got started with Tenkara and in choosing my rod (a Nissin Pro Square 2Way7:3 from Chris, a truly awesome rod).

    Many thanks and congratulations!


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  5. Tom, CONGRATUALTIONS!
    I know what it takes to produce a work like that.
    Perhaps needless to say, i'll say it anyway:
    Your blog and vids are a great source and service
    for the western tenkara beginners and aficionados!

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    1. Thank you, Carlos. I appreciate your kindness.

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  6. Tom' thank for sharing your awesome video with us.
    Great hello from Montenegro.

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  7. I've done video since highschool and your stuff is terrific. It captures the essence of small stream fishing. And it makes me want to get out and fish.
    I direct all if my friends to your site to research rods because you are so thorough and a true innovator among the western tenkaraists

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  8. Tom, I have been reading your blog and watching your videos for the past year. I wanted to say thank you for providing great rod reviews base on empirical data. I greatly enjoy your videos and posts. If you continue to make videos and posts about tenkara I will be here reading and watching.

    Thanks.

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  9. I believe I have seen all of them, and I enjoyed them 100%.

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  10. I believe I have seen all of them ,and enjoyed them 100%

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