Salvatore D. Ciarlante

Started by alantani, October 14, 2020, 03:07:20 PM

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Cathy, I watched that whole video.  It was truly a celebration of a happy life.  Typical of Italian and many other cultures. life evolves around family.  Well, I watched it and smiled during the photos of you and the family and family members I have not met.  I was okay until the final seconds of the video with Sal waving goodbye.  Then I lost it.  Thanks for sharing that video with us.  Sal my you rest in peace.  Dominick
Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.

There are two things I don't like about fishing.  Getting up early in the morning and boats.  The rest of it is fun.


Like you, Justin, I welled up pretty quickly.  The worst part is that I saw the video at the tribute and it did the same damn thing to me then.
I can't remember which one of you Aussie's said it but it fits here.  "It could bring a tear to a glass eye."
I miss ya pal,
PS-  Cathy, you really are something special. 
PPS- Cathy has  one heck of a great story about Sal, the beach, and waving. It sure made me feel good on an otherwise tough day.


Dom, that expression was first posted by another AT member who was popular on the site but has since passed on.  That was Wallace who poste here as Wallacewt.  He was a fun guy.  Dominick
Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.

There are two things I don't like about fishing.  Getting up early in the morning and boats.  The rest of it is fun.


Spot on Dominick.
Like Sal, Wallace was a 'one of a kind' - and they were also good mates.
PS Dom, I'm Kiwi - but that's okay, we're all ANZACs down here  ;) ;D
Fortitudine vincimus - By endurance we conquer


Ahhh, thanks Dominooch and Justin!  Wallace was a good guy, and is missed around here for sure.  He was a fun contributor.
Justin, My apologies, New  Zealand it is. It even shows it in your avatar.  ::)
I'm Sicilian, so that would be like calling me Italian, lol.
Best to yas,

Bill B

Just got the courage to watch....thank you Cathy for allowing us into this special moment.....what a kick right in the feels.....oh that's nothing just got some dirt in my eyes......Bill
It may not be very productive,
but it's sure going to be interesting!

Shark Hunter

Fitting Tribute to Such a Great Man.
You Did Good Cathy, Thank You so much for sharing that.
Sal will Live on with all of us.
I have someting in my eye too.
Life is Good!

Cathy Ciarlante

Thank you all, so much, for your kind words about the video. I know it was quite long, but I really wanted to show all the sides of my wonderful husband, in pictures.

Dominick, I thought it was interesting that you said the same exact thing, as my sister-in-law when she saw the video. She said that she held it together until that last shot of him driving the boat and waving goodbye. I wanted to tell you that I took that video in early August 2019. Just one month before Sal was diagnosed. We never went on the boat, just the two of us. Never! We always took one (or both) of the kids, or Sal took them, or we took my father and/or brother (who both loved to go out on the water), or Sal took his brother or buddy or whoever else might want to come along. But, on that day, just him and I went to get the boat and, unfortunately, we found that it wouldn't start. Sal was determined to get out on the water and so he told me to wait for a bit while he ran to get a part that he needed, replaced the part, and had the boat running in no time. Typical Sal! We did a little fishing and a little crabbing, that day, but it was more about being on the water and enjoying each other's company. I did not know it be my last time on the boat but at least I have the wonderful memory of a day on the bay, with my very best friend!

Wishing you all a lovely autumn weekend and sending you all my best!


I don't have much to say but  a warm thank you Cathy for sharing with us. Although I never met Sal in person, I feel that he was a family member. May God bless you and your family. Scott


yeah, that last part was hard to watch.  it was a beautiful, moving, tribute.     :'(
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Good on you Cathy, your doing yourself & family proud, thanks so much, cheers Don.
Don, or donnyboat


My best wishes for you Cathy and your family in the end of this year,   We all wish you and family a happy new year and  sure wish Sal was right by your side,   We all think he was the best.   


Just wanted to say, Hi, Sal.  Miss ya buddy!
Your pal,


Thanks for the warning about the video guys. I can picture Sal waving in my minds eye, no need to blur the picture.

So glad you were gifted the last trip memory Cathy.
I woke today and suddenly nothing happened.


Was finishing up a Penn 720 this morning —-

Forgot how the dog spring was oriented —-

Went to the Googles for help —-

Number one pops up the Alan Tani Site with a link to one of Sal's tutorials with photos.  There was a disclaimer in one of the photos by Sal —- "here is how to get the Dog Spring in the proper orientation —- it will drive you crazy unless you get it right —- and it is impossible to figure out without a photo or having done one before".

This is why tutorials with archived photos are so important to our site, our members, and the general angling public.

8 minutes later the reel was reassembled, tested, bagged, and ready to ship out.  This, after ruining the first A/R spring —- and replacing it with a new one from the parts department.

Thanks to my Brother, Sal.

Best, Fred
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