We go by rowboat up the New Brunswick's Miramichi River to catch Atlantic salmon with angler Lee Wolf and his guide Twirly Palmer. These salmon are a great fighting fish, leaping above the water, twisting furiously to try to shake the hook. We watch Wolf catch several - from 10 to 15 pounds plus one young fish - from the boat, from the shore, and, in waders, from the middle of the stream, sometimes using a long rod and sometimes a short one. It's catch and release for Wolf. An off-screen narrator comments on the origin of this fish and the techniques Wolf uses to hook, play, and net them. Written by
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Sportscopes (1956-1957 season): Salar, the Leaper
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This is one of several short subjects, already in the can, and slated for release by RKO Radio Pictures as part of their Sportscopes 1956-1957 season, but which received no theatrical distribution at the time, as a result of the demise of RKO. In 1994, they became part of the TCM library and, for the past 20+ years, finally saw the light of day through occasional airings on cable television. See more