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April 17th, 2000

Fly Fishing Friends®

by Jack Ohman

You've probably noticed that the split-second you start talking about fly fishing, non-flyfishermen roll their eyes back into their head and quickly look for the nearest emergency exits. That's why you need a Fly Fishing Friend®. A Fly Fishing Friend® will gab all day about tippet material and fly line sink rates. Fly Fishing Friends® will jabber incessantly about caddis pupa emergers, river levels, complicated knots, and leader diameters. A Fly Fishing Friend® will talk endlessly about neoprene thickness, graphite rod loading capacities, and the porousity of dubbing material. A Fly Fishing Friend® is like any other friend, except he won't bore you with the details and complications of his real life troubles, like the state of his relationship with a woman, his tax bracket, or why his boss is a bastard. Fly Fishing Friends® are available in both sexes and all races and even fishing ability, ranging from egg pattern chucker to size 26 cream midge cane fascist.

Price: $4.00/hour.

Fly Fishing Friend®!

Excerpt from Get the Net! The Crazed Fly Fisherman's Catalog, published by Willow Creek Press, Minocqua, WI.

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