2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam
Falcon Lake - Zapata, TX, Mar 21 - 25, 2013

The great Falcon trifecta

Cameraman Wes Miller is one of the very best in the business.

This is weird.

I have to write a revised intro to the intro of an article I wrote last week. I wrote my article this past Friday; and before I could get it on the site, Rick Clunn scooped me on his Facebook page with his very appropriate comments about cameramen Wes Miller and James Overstreet. Go read his first, then come back to mine.

You back? Alright.

I can re-scoop Rick (Is re-scoop a word?) because I have more details and pictures than him. You see, Wes Miller is like a son to me, and Overstreet is like my best friend who also happens to be my next door neighbor.

Rick Clunn, he’s like a brother.

So there, Clunn, this will teach you to beat me to the punch.

Now here comes the story written last week.

After Falcon Lake, I made the comment on Facebook that having Rick Clunn, Wes Miller and James Overstreet teamed up on the last day of the event was a first, and it might never happen again.

I thought that having that trio together was pretty special, but after thinking more about it I realized that “no, that was damn special.”

Wes, a cameraman, is always on the water the last two days of every event, but he could be with any one of the top 5 anglers. Or he could be shooting a special slo-mo camera we use, which would have him covering many boats and moving a lot.

James is the still photographer of the group, and he, too, could be paired with any of the top guys.

Rick’s path to becoming part of the threesome is the bumpiest, of course, because he has to get through 100 top bass fishermen to even be there in the first place; and I’m sure that, in the heat of the competition, he could care less who the camera guys are. I can also assure you that after it was over, he looked back and said “How did that happen?”

Well, it wasn’t planned. It just happened, and here’s more information as to why the group was special.