Top 10 Reasons when you know you are a Fly Fisherman

10. All electronics you buy must now be waterproof or fit into a waterproof container.

9. Trout Unlimited starts mailing membership letters to your house, but you’ve never signed up before and don’t know how they got your address.

8. You start asking around for scraps of animal fur from hunter friends, and begin staring at animals lying next to the road and rugs in the homes of friends.  (You know you have…)

7. While other guys are talking about the football score, you’re day dreaming about that new streamer and whether it will work at the tail of that new pool you found.

6. You suddenly are obsessed with maps and topography, and begin to waste hours on Google Earth trying to decide if it is a new branch of the stream or just the glare of the sun.

5. Whether it is 32 degrees, 62 degrees, or 82 degrees, you are still waist deep in water.

4. Your hands smell like fish, your clothes smell like fish, but you’re eating chili-mac for dinner.

3. You periodically ensure that you hands have plenty of moisturizer on them so that later on the thread doesn’t snag on your cracked skin.

2. You will go anywhere on vacation… as long as there is water near by.

1.  When people ask if you have a hobby, you state that you fish – but you know they don’t understand what you mean.

Hat of the Year

I saw this over at the Trout Underground blog.  What do you get the mountain man that has everything already?  A coyote to put on his head!

What in the world!?  I could see this making a good costume, but I don’t think I’m gonna pay $200 to walk around with a coyote on my head.Coyote Hat