Category Archives: Humor

Video Hatch: “Extreme Fishing Alaska”

Yesterday Zach King, a film student in Los Angeles, CA, sent us this video that he produced while on a recent trip to Kodiak Island in Alaska. No, there aren’t any fly rods present, just a young guy with production … more

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Church Words and Guadalupes

Neuces River guide and outdoor writer Lefty Ray Chapa recounts tying flies with the retired guys in the church basement and the different sort of atmosphere that comes with six-foot rattlers on a Texas trail.  ”Golf is very similar to … more

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Hooks Vs. Looks

“‘Would you have some brandy, whiskey or marijuana to help me numb the pain first?‘ she asked.  Richard piped in and said we were far too old to have the latter, but he happened to have some brandy for the … more

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Video Hatch: “Shadowcasting in Bartelva” (Humor)

Nevermind that he actually catches a fish. The only thing that matters to this “shadowcaster” is that his Funky Chicken Swordfighting and Cowboy Rodeo 360 Behind the Head Jousting styles look good.

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Video Hatch: “Give That Man a Bells!”

Visual effects company Condor Cape reminds us (some of us) why casting accuracy is so important after all. Their new commercial for Bells Whiskey features a fly fisher, a be-goggled moped driver, and a handful of very thirsty gentlemen.

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What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day

In the Calgary Herald, Robert Remington writes that since men are not very far removed from Cro-Magnon-like behavior, fly fishing lessons and hunting gear are far more appropriate gifts than barbeques or ukeleles.  “Camo is the new black, or anything … more

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Garrison Keillor’s Answer to Carp Invasion

On last weekend’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor played the role of Dr. Rob Larson, Ichthyurologist: “GK: They’re coming up from the south and pushing out native species. And we’re going to stop them, one vasectomy at a time. … more

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Cheney To Take Liar’s Test (Satire)

Retired  National Geographic editor-in-chief Bill Allen says Dick Cheney will undergo waterboarding to validate his claims on fish size after this weekend’s Montana trip.  “Mr. Cheney has requested the waterboarding session to squelch rumors that he consistently overstated the success … more

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Liars Beware: Texas Law Will Make Fish Tales a Crime

A bill that just passed the Texas senate by unanimous vote will impose strong penalties on anglers who lie to win tournaments — but will let the average prevaricator off the hook.  As Erica Goode writes in The New York … more

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Video Hatch: “Nordic Fly Fishing Tales”

This video comes courtesy of FrontsideFly.com, whose tagline reads “Mostly Scandanavian Fly Fishing…”   Harald and Tor Nylinder are wandering northern Sweden looking for trout — and apparently for trouble as frustrating fishing leads them to get within herb-fly casting …

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