January 31, 2012
Hipster Fishing: The Trout Slip-On
By Joe Cermele
While cruising the aisles at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show in New Jersey this past weekend, I stumbled upon the booth of artist Jeff Currier. Jeff's awesome work has appeared on many a Simms T-shirt, but he also sells custom-painted fly boxes and coffee mugs featuring his many fish designs on his website. What caught my eye on his table, however, was this pair of canvas slip-ons all markered up with a nice hook-jaw brown trout. I will admit that in my younger days, I rocked a pair of Vans checkered slip-ons now and again. While I like them, I don't think I have it in me to wear slip-ons anymore, but how about you? Can you see a couple brown trout on your feet, or is this just too hipster for your taste?