So how about all the pink gear and clothing designed for female anglers? Right up front, I think it's idiotic. None of the women anglers I know--including Mrs. Merwin--would be caught dead wearing this stuff. They like good gear and clothing just as much as men do, but would of course prefer that a fishing shirt, say, be tailored in women's sizes. And definitely not garish pink. Pink clothing or ribbons or accessories are sometimes promoted to enhance breast-cancer awareness, which is certainly a worthy cause. But pink marketing has gone far beyond that as various manufacturers try to tap the buying power of female anglers.