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Yes, I’m feelin’ lucky.

One of the best lines ever delivered in a movie came from Clint Eastwood’s famous character, Harry Callaghan, in the 1971 hit Dirty Harry. Looking down the 8-3/8 inch barrel of his Smith & Wesson Model 29 at a fallen, would-be bank robber, Detective Callaghan inquires:

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

While I do not appreciate being addressed as “punk”, I would like to field the question and respond with a resounding, “Yes”.

Recently I took the bait dangled by an associate on a particular social networking site (aka Facebook friend). This individual was doing what many of us bloggers do, and cross-posting of a blog topic to drive more traffic to their blog.  And I’m glad they did, because otherwise I would not have known of the Clif Bar giveaway taking place over at Fly Fishing and Tying Review. I played along and left the following comment:

“I’ve enjoyed Clif bars in the past and I would like to continue enjoying them by winning an entire box.”

And I did not embellish for the sake of schmoozing the makers of Clif Bars: I often buy them to take with me when I go fishing. They stick with you a little longer than a candy bar and are better for you than a bag of beef jerky (not that I have anything against candy bars or beef jerky, mind you).

As luck would have it, my comment was randomly selected as a winner and I became the recipient of a box of Clif Mojo Bars. Now this may not seem like much to some of your luckier types, but I’ve never considered myself much of a lucky person. Seldom if ever do I win raffles and the like, and certainly luck evades me when fishing (even when wearing my lucky fishing hat). Lately, however I’ve been on a roll, winning the Clif Bars and before that a free subscription to Flyfishing & Tying Journal courtesy of a giveaway at MK Flies. I feel like I’ve hit the jack-pot.

With my recent and abundant luck, I’m not going to tempt fate and willingly stare down the barrel of a loaded gun, but maybe I should get on a plane to Vegas. Or better yet, go steelhead fishing.

Thanks to Fly Fishing and Tying Review and MK Flies for making my day.

5 thoughts on “Yes, I’m feelin’ lucky.”

  1. :-) Yes! 3 is the magic number —- pick your next destination!

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      I shoulda bought one of those Mega Millions Lotto Tickets!

  2. Chuck Atkins says:

    Love the Cliff bars! They have sustained me through many trips to find new trout streams! They used to make an apricot one that was awesome! I have lived on nothing but jerky and Cliff bars for several days at a time!

  3. David G says:

    You are becoming dangerous now Kirk. Run for president in 2012! haha

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      Only dangerous to myself, David…and so no public office for me- I’d never pass the background check.

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