Christmas is not about fly fishing.

During this most wonderful season of the year we are given the gift of a reprieve from the often hectic routine of our day to day lives. It is an opportunity to reflect on all the good fortunes we have, which hopefully include health, happiness and the love of friends and family. If only for a single day we should be mindful of all that is truly important as we set aside shallow and meaningless indulgences such as (gasp) fly fishing and share the joy in our hearts with others. Just as there’s more to fly fishing than catching fish, there’s more to life than fly fishing. We should all cease with thoughts of selfish endeavors and get our priorities straight. It’s Christmas, folks – put away the tying materials and hang up the waders. Purge all thoughts of fly fishing as you gather ’round the tree with loved ones, sip some cocoa and sing some carols and remember what this time of year is really all about (and no, it’s not winter steelhead that define the season). Christmas is no time of year to be distracted by thoughts of fly fishing.

So it is with a heart filled with joy and a mind devoid of all fly fishing thoughts that I wish a very Merry Christmas to all 8 of my loyal fans followers.

PS- Have you ever noticed that Thingamabobbers bear an uncanny resemblance to small Christmas tree ornaments?


  1. Patrick

    Well said, Kirk. However, it’ll be tough; I’m going out on a limb to say that our loved ones generally know that any gift the least bit related to fly fishing…say some children’s books about a Woolly Bugger…can be a sure bet and cause for inappropriate excitement. Maybe a bit of an adult beverage in that hot cocoa will keep me in check…

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Kirk Werner

      Merry Christmas to you and yours Pat. Like you, my resolve is weak.

  2. The Goosemaster

    Nice Christmas tree ornaments. My tree has several fishing themed ornaments. Its tradition.

    Merry Christmas to you and your 8 loyal followers.

  3. Dave

    Not about fly fishing? WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    So, I suppose it just wouldn’t be prudent to say the winter unicorn has been spotted, caught and whacked on Christmas Eve!
    Pics on FB
    Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  4. Chuck

    Thank God I know you aren’t serious about this! If there was open water within 200 miles I’da been standin in it on Christmas day!

  5. David G

    Egad! You have 8 loyal readers now? Look who’s coming up it the world! To answer your question, I’ve never put Christmas and thingamabobbers together. I got a good laugh out of this. What about the star….

    • Kirk Werner

      Yeah, David- upon last inspection I had 8 readers following along. That number may be down by now. As for the star, I can’t reach that high so I’ve not yet given much thought to what sort of tackle might look good up there. A reel, perhaps? I do know that fly line makes for a nice garland.

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