By: Jodi Westrick
By "Grampa" Greg McNamara
Well this is certainly a tough one to post as one of my worst outings ever was recorded and televised on national TV. Hey, but thats why they call it fishin' and not catchin'!!! "Water under the bridge" and honestly, I was just glad to get out of this one alive.
Getting the bronze in the casting competition was a bit disappointing being the only true surfcaster of the bunch. Hats off to both Attila and Chris for pulling off very impressive numbers.
Prior to the casting competition I was giving some of the guys pointers on how to maximize distance. After seeking out medical tape from the on site medic, I made sure that everyone's casting finger was taped as braided fishing line is very abrasive especially when casting a 6 oz. lead weight. Safety first and we were all going to need that very important finger going forward in the competition. Despite the fact that this is a competition, when a particular challenge catered to one individual's strength, that individual did everything he or she could to help out the other competitors in that challenge. This clearly became the norm as it happened prior to almost every challenge going forward. Not your typical reality show/competition dynamic, wouldn't you say? I thought that this dynamic would be refreshing to our audience as it was to the producers who embraced our dynamic and didn't steer us in any dramatic directions. Loved that!