June 23, 2010
Deeter: "Fish Quixote" Story Intro Winner Announced
By Kirk Deeter
Thanks to all of you who submitted intros to the "Fish Quixote" epic. There are some literary Fly Talkers in the fold indeed.
I was immediately lured in by those of you who parodied the original Cervantes.
But there is only one winner, and that's based purely on an ageless rule of flattery...
Compliment a man on his fishing prowess and he'll likely see right through that. (It's kind of like the "Does my butt look big in these? question... an honest answer is ill-advised, and a fake answer is easily ignored).
But compliment a man on his hunting dog... and well, that's a winner every time.
So thanks to MLH who wrote:
"Along a fabled stream in Colorado, whose name I feign ignorance, there lives, this very day, one of those gentle anglers who keeps a bamboo in the rod rack, a vintage landing net, a slim steed, and a noble Vizsla."
By mentioning the "noble Vizsla," he showed his true colors as a close Fly Talk follower, and as such, will be richly rewarded with the Ross Pescador 6 pliers ($150)... hit me at email@example.com, MLH, and we'll hook you up.