Let’s give away some fly rods.

First up, I’m going to declare the winner of the Cabela’s CGt fiberglass rod: given for a witty caption to this image three ladies and their freaky stingray encounter. As a rule of thumb, I would advise that insulting the editor is not the best plan for winning prizes on Fly Talk. However, I’ll be a good sport and go with HuntinAl, who penned: “Yes, that was Kirk Deeter in a thong, but shouldn’t you be more concerned about the stingray on your back?”

I do so because I am comfortable with my Herculean, fish god physique. And I am quite confident that nobody on this planet will ever have to worry about spotting me in a thong of any sort, anywhere. Good job Al, but I’ll be watching you from now on.

For rod number two, I’ll hand it off to my partner Tim Romano.


My caption contest last week for the G.Loomis Native Run GLX series rods yielded quite a few potential winners. It was tough to pick. There were a number of “sister” and “wife” jokes, which I personally found hilarious, a few “brokeback” jokes I’m not gonna repost here, a nod to one of my favorite movies of all time: Pulp Fiction, as well as a Braveheart reference, and a slew of other inventive captions.

The winning caption though, comes from Craigb, who wrote: “Humans -Year Round – No min. size. Daily limit 5 from out of state, RELEASE ALL LOCALS, Legal gear is a XXL fish jig, dip net, or large landing net. Chumming during daylight hours only may not exceed 6 cans of premium beer per day. Each harvester must have a separate storage container.”

Craigb, send me an email at with your address and which exact G.Loomis Native Run GLX series rod you’d like and I’ll get it right out.

Here are some of my other favorites:

From PuddleduckDC: “In the year of our Lord 2012, outdoorsmen of America, harassed and outnumbered, charged the beaches of Bristol Bay. They fought like patriots. They fought like Americans. And won their freedom.”

From Craigb: “thow shalt not spawn with thy neighbors wife”

From ejunk: “Don’t net me bro!”

From dave00100: “From the director who brought you Girls Gone Wild comes the newest installment, Guides Gone Wild: Show Me Your Nets!”

From bruisedsausage: “The path of the fly fishing man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish fish and the tyranny of competition. Blessed is he who, in the name of good sport and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost fisherman. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is Tim Romano when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”

From jaukulele: “In Soviet Russia, guide net YOU!”

From Pray- hunt-work: “Romano wanted a tickle fight…. Deeter however did not…”

From wetley49: “Dude, your sister told me you were ok with it!”