The magic of fiction sometimes makes difficult tasks seem easy. After all, it’s always fun to see people do the impossible, but that sometimes skews our perceptions of what actually possible in the first place.
Learning to fire a bow and arrow, for example isn’t as easy as characters like Hawkeye or Legolas make it seem in the movies. In fact, for many aspiring archery buffs, they’re lucky enough to be able to hit within a few feet of the target area every once in a while!
So when you see what this guy is able to pull off with a bow and arrow, you’ll be totally stunned. It’s so nuts that it’ll make you wonder if he came straight out of a medieval legend!
Traditional archery is no easy skill to perfect. Not only does it take a great deal of talent, precision, athleticism, and concentration to pull off properly, but it can also be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
That’s just part of the reason why the archer in this story is so impressive. When you first see him aim his arrow towards a large body of water, you may not think much of it… until you realize what his actual target was. He’s a regular Green Arrow!
The unnamed man with a bow and arrow stood confidently on a bridge high above the water. To a casual observer passing by, it must have looked like a strange sight indeed. What exactly was he aiming at?
In the video, the intrepid archer made no attempt at all to explain what it was that he was trying to do. He simply nocked his arrow, pulled it back, and let it fly, beautifully and swiftly towards the water.
If you take a closer look, you’ll notice immediately after the archer let the arrow loose that there was a long, thin string attached to it. You’re probably wondering, then, what he intended to do with it…
The answer, however, would begin to reveal itself mere seconds later, as the archer grabbed onto the string and started to quickly and aggressively reel it in. Was he doing what it looked like he was doing?
Whatever was happening, it must have seemed pretty urgent for the archer to move so urgently. For a moment, he was pulling back the string so hard that he had to duck and pull from closer to the ground, using a ledge for leverage.
The more the archer pulled, the clearer it became that he was treating the bow and arrow like a fishing pole. Yet there was no way for him to possibly know whether or not he had caught anything from his perch up high… right?
Soon enough, though, the unbelievable happened. There was a great deal of anticipation as he continued to pull the arrow from the water, but when the moment comes that his catch is revealed, you won’t want to miss it!
What in the… how? It’s absolutely beyond comprehension that that archer not only somehow hit anything from that distance! Plus, that’s no small fish. How many people could actually pull off this kind of bow and arrow fishing?
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Did he seriously catch that from that far away? That’s ridiculous! He’s like the Robin Hood of fishing. Someone get this dude a medal, for real.
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