It started with a nibble. Tim Welch barely felt it, but he sat up straight and zeroed in. Experience had taught him that the biggest catches usually appear no different than the smallest at the start - both feigning an indifferent casual curiosity. But, as he had hoped, each nibble become a little bolder as he waited and patiently responded to each reaction with a calculated counter move. Then he felt a firm bite and gave the line a tug. Feeling the hook set he slowly started reeling, feeling various amounts resistance - sometimes mild, sometimes strenuous - with each turn of the crank. It almost got away a couple of times. That's when Tim called for some help and settled in for the "long day" of give and take required to land a monster. When it finally came in there was no big finale or crowds or celebration. It was just the culmination, six months in the making, of daily patience and diligence. But Tim had a trophy. He had hooked the largest film order to date in the history of Home Video Studio - "weighing in" at 65,000 feet!
soon on his way to opening up his studio.