Tag Archives: fly-fishing humor

Video: “What Would Hank Do?” Episode I


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of the amazing things about Hank Patterson is that he just never stops giving. I mean, he has already offered us countless pieces of fly-fishing wisdom and advice; how could we expect more? Yet here he is, answering questions from fans in a new segment called “What Would Hank Do?” This guy deserves a Nobel Prize.

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Fly-Fishing History: Battling Trout, ca. 1878


Written by: Phil Monahan

Charles Dudley Warner

[Editor's note: From time to time, we like to look back at the literature of fly fishing to see how anglers viewed the sport we love. Here's a fun passage from Charles Dudley Warner, who always wrote with a healthy dose of humor, which perhaps explains his long friendship with Mark Twain.]

Trout fishing. . .would be a more attractive pastime than it is but for the popular notion of its danger. The trout is a retiring and harmless animal, except when he is aroused and forced into a combat; and then his agility, fierceness, and vindictiveness become apparent. No one who has studied the. . .

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Video: Hank Patterson Episode #7 on Essential Gear


Written by: Phil Monahan

The World’s Greatest Fly-Fishing Guide is back with more incredibly useful instruction to make you a better angler. . .and a better person. Hank Patterson and Crazy Reese let you know exactly what you need to get started in fly fishing, plus Hank offers important on-the-water tips on hook-setting and catch-phrase-creating. Sometimes I have to. . .

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