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Spyker's "Screaming Reels in Henties Bay" DVD  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 01:38 am
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Howzit gents

Have any of you watched this DVD.  I spent R200 on the two disc edition expecting to find insightful (if not unique) information, good footage, and some of the spyker magic that makes us all yearn for the skills of the man and time on the sand in Henties. 

Without pre-empting what others think, hence this poll, to say I was bitterly disappointed is an understatement, as it contained substantial portions of sponsor talk, soundless (and old) footage, little "inside information" but lots of general information that has little or nothing to do with Henties but rather fishing in general (and which I could find, at no cost, much better on Sealine or a basic book, eg standard variety baits and knots) and, ultimately, what came across as a beefed up home video on the whole still poorly made. 

Now,  before I get lynched, let me acknowledge the following:

1.   Spyker is like the Madiba of the fishing world - legendary, and I dont think less of his talent because of the DVD.   My views are therefore not meant to insult or defame, but merely conveying my personal, constructive and honest feelings; 

2.  DVD's, like any movies/entertainment, are are a matter of personal taste.  Some might love it, but I did not;

2.  Novice fisherman might find the DVD's worthwhile.  On the other hand, even an experienced angler would expect to find more than the odd bit of useful information, and I would regard myself as somewhere in the middle fishing in the Cape.  I am not alone in my views, as I let some friends watch it as well, and to quote one summing up the rest, he "did not even bother to watch the first disc to the end"; 

Your honest, and considerate, views please?

 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 04:49 am
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Oooh..... u just threw the cat amongst the pigeons mate!


I personally haven't seen the dvd yet..but i have taken the following stance to dvds in general..i would rather take my hard earned 200 bucks and pay my annual club fee where my senior club members would rather give up their own personal time and valuable insider tips to coach me and address my individual needs...this i find more insightfull and off greater value to me rather than watchin 90min off general fishing talk..remember no pro will dish out his secrets on a dvd no matter how good they are! As for dvd's? They not made for fun,they made for financial gain..so business rule off thumb applies.."least amount off info put in + fancy marketing =highest turnover" then u get the same silly person who bought the dvd booking a trip on the guided tour because he wants to meet his hero who landed the big shark! Might as well get schalk burger making dvds!

But hey this just my opinion!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2008 09:58 am
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Zeebo,

I think you have it totally wrong, this DVD has loads of useful info, love it especially when he says - "quick tip guys" Not to mention the footage from YEARS ago, and best of all was that song, you were then singing that number whole week!

:temp:

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 Posted: Fri Jan 11th, 2008 06:46 pm
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The master assasin wrote: Oooh..... u just threw the cat amongst the pigeons mate!


I personally haven't seen the dvd yet..but i have taken the following stance to dvds in general..i would rather take my hard earned 200 bucks and pay my annual club fee where my senior club members would rather give up their own personal time and valuable insider tips to coach me and address my individual needs...this i find more insightfull and off greater value to me rather than watchin 90min off general fishing talk..remember no pro will dish out his secrets on a dvd no matter how good they are! As for dvd's? They not made for fun,they made for financial gain..so business rule off thumb applies.."least amount off info put in + fancy marketing =highest turnover" then u get the same silly person who bought the dvd booking a trip on the guided tour because he wants to meet his hero who landed the big shark! Might as well get schalk burger making dvds!

But hey this just my opinion!

I couldn't agree more!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 11th, 2008 07:00 pm
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Zeebo wrote:  

Spyker is like the Madiba of the fishing world - legendary, and I dont think less of his talent because of the DVD.     

 

 Likening him to Madiba? ...eish, I don't know so much.

Sure, he is a good fisherman, but not much else that sets him apart from other good fisherman other than the fact that he is a good fisherman who has a whole lot more time on his hands to fish than the vast majority of us. More time with bait in water = more fish than the rest, simple as that.

How's that for a cat in amongst the pigeons? :spite

 

 

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200 bucks is quite a lot to spend listening to a song..thats about all that will stick in the viewers mind...
Then offcourse there is the fact that i wont be fishing in namibian waters on a monthly basis...i rather watch something that was made about my local waters...

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2008 12:26 am
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I just bought screamin reels in transkei part 2....to put it mildly...i found watchin paint dry to be more eventful....i'd never ever buy another one of those dvd's again.....in short...spyker sucks...hennie papenfuss rocks :) my 2c,hate it or luv it

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2008 09:13 am
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I liked the spyker DVD (also available at Western Accessories)

Ahydiyou Scrumba Ahydiyou Scrumba, jipee jippee oi joi Scrumba!!!!!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2008 12:21 pm
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I just watched teh Dvd this week .
Personally i would not go n buy 1 myself .
I did like the old footage & some of the tips , but would agree that i can get more information from my clubs senior members personal experiences .

My 2 zim c's worth ....

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2008 02:56 pm
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I agree on it not being very good. More advertising than anything else.
The Angling with Blackfin(Rapsons & Co.) series is way better. Really excellent quality,etc. for the 1st one in the series. Can/t wait for the next one which will be released shortly.

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Strepie , saw the Blackfin DVD last nite .

Good stuff ....

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watched the transkie one and was wondering when they gonna catch something besides hammerheads? and did u see how they gaffed the poor sharks? only good tip i saw was how to prepare a mackie for sliding. good thing i borrowed the dvd from my cousi.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2008 01:27 pm
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sorry for the late response.

i think its totaly over rated and id rather watch one of hennies dvd's. :cool:

his info is alot better and tips are off the chart i started fresh water fishing with hennies tips.:spite

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2008 01:28 pm
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i fully agree with the master assasin, you tend to learn so much more from a "toppie" on the beach who's been fishing up and down our coastline since he jumpt off the titanic... also it's best to get info about your local spot while fishing there so guy's can piont out specific characteristics about that particular area...i have watched the spyker dvd - not imprest but did get 1 or 2 handy tips...my 1c worth (soory inflation has gotten the better of me)

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 Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2008 11:43 am
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I wasted my money and will never buy one again. I have the one of transkei and the quility is poor.....ooo it is bad.

 

Will never buy one again.:(

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 Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2008 05:19 pm
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watched the one in transkei, what a lot of money making grap.

i dont care who spyker is but if you want to sell a dvd to the public to make money then give us our money's worth!

DVD was lent to us by one of our customers, he then wants to know if the fishing in transkei is worth the trip, this coming from a novice, so what is the dvd teaching them?

 

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 Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2008 05:57 pm
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Hear Hear :X:X

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 Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2008 06:05 pm
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i got hold of the screamin reels angola better than the others ;big improvement

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Damage was done, I will never buy it.

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Bought the Transkei 2 DVD . Worst of all the fishing DVD's I own . After watching the Blackfin DVD , everything else is second rate - those oke know how to make a DVD. The only entertaining part to the Transkei 2 DVD was the rescue mission to get 2 guys out of the water that had been washed of with a freak wave . And gaffing of sharks ............ a definite no no.

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