Lighter Side
What is life if there is not laughter? Welcome to the lighter side of flyfishing! We welcome your humorous stories here!
August 30th, 1999

Weight Watchers

by JackOhman

From Fear of Fly Fishing
We thank Jack Ohman for use permission.

If you like Jack's fly fishing humor, be sure to look for his new book,
GET THE NET! published by Willow Creek.

Rods and lines are rated by "weight," like motor oil and how you look in a swimming suit. Here is a handy table to help you determine what weight rod and line to use:

- 11 ft., 8 weight - Salmon, Yankee Class nuclear submarines

- 9 1/2 ft., 7 weight - Steelhead, large tires, submerged fishermen under 200 pounds

- 9 ft., 6 weight - Browns you'll never land in a million years, smaller tires

- 8 ft., 5 weight - Normal-sized trout, boots, your lost six-pack

- 7 1/2 ft., 4 weight - Stunted trout, anemic brookies, chubs, branches

- 6 1/2., 2 weight - Breaks when you talk over 60 decibels

- 6 ft., 1 weight - Breaks if you think the wrong thoughts about it . . . ~ Jack Ohman

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