This is a truly impressive video of a Mako Shark cartwheeling out of the water several times in a row, though I think it’s more interesting for what it says about modern video culture than it does about fly fishing for sharks.
Notice that the angler braying “Oh my god” over and over stopped early in his solo to confirm that both cameras were running, apparently worried that his epicness wouldn’t be recorded (and therefore have no chance to go viral). Then he returned to being, you know… epic.
Frankly, I’m with the other anglers; one demanded they not let the shark on the boat, and the other gunned the engine to create some distance, both apparently driven by the image of that monster thrashing around and biting their naughty private bits off (not to mention whole legs).
I’ll take the survival of my private bits over going viral any day.
See you anywhere but the ocean, Tom Chandler.