Classic Video: Joe Brooks on Casting Into the Wind

By December 14, 2019No Comments

Here’s a great piece of film footage from the very first episode of the “American Sportsman” television show, shot in 1963, hosted by Curt Gowdy and featuring legendary angler Joe Brooks. Gowdy and Brooks are in Argentina, where a fierce wind blows across a Lago General Paz (now called Lago General Vintter), the source of the Carrenleufú River. The conditions made it impossible to film the fishing show they were planning on, so instead, Brooks gives an impromptu lesson on how to cast directly into such a wind. As you’ll see, he was pretty good at it.

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