Lighter Side
What is life if there is not laughter? Welcome to the lighter side of flyfishing! We welcome your humorous stories here!
December 13th, 1999


by JackOhman
From Fear of Fly Fishing
We really sincerely thank Jack Ohman for use permission.

    READING WATER - Place to haul out your book when the fish aren't biting.

    REEL - What you do when you see how much a Hardy costs.

    RISING FISH - Optical illusion, like an oasis.

    SCHOOL - As in Master's degree in Entomology, which you may feel that you need after a couple of fishless trips.

    SELECTIVE - Not hungry.

    SPINNING - The only acceptable one is the way Gandhi did it.

    SPOOK - Something that happens to trout the second you get in the water.

    STEELHEAD - Great white whale.

    STRIPPING - To obvious a joke.

    STUDS - Another one that's too obvious.

    TAILWATER - Water that you slip and land on your tail in.

    TAPER - A broken rod that has been repaired with duct tape.

    TERRESTRIAL INSECT - An oxymoron, since there is no such thing as an extraterrestrial insect.

    TREBLE HOOK - Hook that sends out high-frequency sounds.

    TROLLING - See Dredging.

    TROUT - See Poltergeist

    TWITCH - A nervous disorder brought on by excessive fly tying or leader tying.

    WATER - Where trout hang out.
    ~ Jack Ohman

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

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