So I broke down and ordered a "Clonk" aka "Catfish Caller" (reviews to come later). It came with an instructional video featuring Denny Halgren and Victoria Sweet. In it, they pulled up a 70+ flathead. Not sure if anybody has seen the video, but to me, I've never seen anyone fight a fish like this before. Denny was instructing her on how to fight the fish, but the fight seemed to drag on unncecessarily. Any time the fish pulled, she was instructed to pull line off her reel with her hands. When cranking the reel, it appeared she would only crank the reel no more than twice, and it was done very very slowwwlly. They were using stout gear, so I don't understand the extreme finesse used. I understand not horsing a fish in, but this seemed terribly inefficient and I feel harmful to the fish to play it for so long. I'm just wondernig if this a common technique for playing fish, or were they just extending the fight for tv? Not trying to be critical of anyone, just trying to understand the process.