- Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 am
Alas, Ron Mc, I too have come down with a bad case of cabin fever. Too much to do at work, along with the aforementioned wife demanding what remaining time I have left, have me missing the seat of my little plastic psychological respite. There is no doubt that as a result, I have become a tad cranky myself.
I long for the days of yesteryear, when this board had numerous active posters, and one could learn helpful information in spades, on any given day. JP Chavez put out amazing footage of his exploits, and MT Stringer was a nice writer also. We only have a few active posters left, and this board is dying. I actually miss Cuervo Jones and his Marsh Witches. I was told the other day that Stubb sold the board to someone. I don't know if it is true, but it comes from a reliable source.
In any event, I agree with Ron Mc that photos are nice in a post, so I went ahead and checked out the Kayak Buddy's video to round up some photos. Here is a picture of the Kayak Buddy himself:
Here is a still of some footage from KB's latest video which spawned Ron Mc's thoughts on the subject. I have studied the footage dutifully, but I have to admit to being befuddled as to the reason the Kayak Buddy felt this footage should be immune from the editing process:
And finally, here is a still of the Kayak Buddy originating from another video on his Youtube channel, showing him hard at work tying flies:
Now, I think most of us would admit that the video he attached is not Prof. Salt quality; the camera work was a little shaky, and I found it annoying that he kept yelling at his brother "Mike" on the video. [If I had been Mike, and my brother kept yelling at me while I was trying to fish, telling me to cast here, walk there and to "Be careful, Mike" as Mike is merely walking along a sunny, unobstructed river bank that abuts water no deeper than a foot, I would have left his Go Pro filming ass at the river and found my own spot]. Nonetheless, I do appreciate our Kayak Buddy giving it a shot, because it takes time to put together a strong video, and Lord knows some of my earlier efforts were subpar. And KB's channel does have many other videos to peruse, Ron Mc, especially if you are a fly fishing kinda guy, as I know you are. Now, the Kayak Buddy has also posted some Spurs game footage, which I admittedly did not view, since the Rockets are the only real NBA team in Texas that matters these days, anyway. And, if one is not posting videos for profit (as our Kayak Buddy clearly does not appear to be doing), I think the bar one should use to be measuring the effort should be a tad lower.
So in the end, ye old Kayak Buddy, I salute your effort, even if Ron Mc and others believe it might have fallen a tad short. Nonetheless, I implore to you take the time to mix in some proper punctuation and sentence structure. Ron Mc is right; run on sentences are icky. At the same time, though, I encourage you to keep up the posting, because we need the continued effort of guys like you. And Ron Mc, I am a fan of your posts. They educate and entertain as they should. I also agree that constructive criticism has a tendency to motivate one to up their game, so I urge you to continue the beatings until morale improves.
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