Sorry to riff off the Fly Talk blog, but I came across this photo and it was too good to pass up. If I’m not mistaken, it originally ran in a 1912 issue of Field & Stream. And yes, that’s a big old porpoise (a.k.a. “Flipper” if you want to make it cute), hanging on a Naples, Florida, dock like a marlin or tuna. Oh my, how things have changed.

So let’s have some fun. Whoever writes the best caption wins a Sebile Crankmaster and Flatt Shad…two very fine lures good for bass, walleye, even redfish if that’s what you’re into. I’ll announce the winner at the end of my blog post on Thursday, February 4th. Have at it. — Joe Cermele