Iron Fly - Lander, WY

Iron Fly - Lander, WY Dec 3 6:30 @ Lander Bar's Coalter Loft

Haters gonna hate.

A week ago, shit hit the fan in my fly fishing life.  As long as I've been chucking bugs, it's been important for me to be involved in the culture of the sport.  Fishing is what it's about, but kicking back after a day on the water - be it camping drinking with friends, watching films, etc - is a great bonus to the passion that we all share.

I went to a bullshit film event that was supposed to be a good time.  It wasn't.  My rants about it brought in some crazy stats for this blog.  It also brought "unlikes" on Facebook, nasty emails and other unpleasantries that I honestly don't care about.  That wasn't my goal, but hey whatever.

I've been noticing that the majority of fly fish blogs are way too warm and fuzzy.  They're all glowing reviews of some new rod or reel.  Does anyone ever post a bad review of anything fish related? Every product seems to be the greatest product ever conceived.  And why do all of the bloggers write such glowing reviews?  Are you being paid to do it?  Does anyone post a trip report about the trip that sucked hard? No, every trip report should result in ten thousand anglers descending upon that ultimate spot that you shared.  Your GPS coordinates were two feet off so I had to work extra hard to have an even more amazing trip than you.

In life, we have opinions.  I choose to post some of mine here, especially opinions that revolve around the fly fishing scene.  I'm just going to go ahead and recommend that if you don't like it, don't read it.  My words can be cutting, rude and crude, so unsubscribe and go read Orvis' review of their new rod instead.  I'll bet it's the greatest rod ever made.  

Thanks for reading.  All of you.  It's fun writing this stuff.  I don't fish enough, but this helps me get my fill of our sport's culture.  

Go on and hate.  I'm going fishing.  Have a good Thursday.