Tarpon Fishing With Ted Williams

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  • ca. 1960s

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  • 19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828


  • This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how the tarpon "throw" fishing hooks, followed by several examples of this. The film also showcases the tarpon's jumping ability. Williams and his guide, Jim Albright, begin a day of fishing by discussing the different types of fishing lures and techniques. Toward the end, Williams hooks several tarpon, including one dramatized episode complete with exciting narration and suspenseful music. Williams also demonstrates the art of hand tying homemade fishing flies. Williams' signature line of fishing equipment is featured throughout. Produced by the Consumer Education Division of the Sears & Roebuck Company.

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