I am a Master Bug Chucker

I’m usually pretty humble, out of necessity.  After all, one does not title their blog “The Unaccomplished Angler” if they plan to boast of their keen angling prowess, that’s for sure. However, I recently achieved an honor that I must brag blatantly about: I am a Master Bug Chucker.

It’s true, and I have the award, signed by Lefty Crayfish, to show for it:

No, I am not perfect, and there is always room for improvement. But I’m pretty proud of my achievement to date.  I vow to not grow complacent in my mastery; I’ll keep at it, chuckin’ bugs in quest of a flawless score and avoiding the skunk.

If you have an iPad, you’ll soon be able to test your skills as well. Stay tuned.

Coming soon to an App Store near you.


  1. Mike Sepelak

    You are truly talented, Kirk. Can’t wait to try my luck. Congrats!

    • Kirk Werner

      I think it has less to do with talent and more to do with determination, Mike. I got skunked several times before digging in and sticking with it through boisterous skunks and splattered bugs. Thanks for the good word, friend!

  2. Patrick

    Waiting with baited hook bated breath.

    • Kirk Werner

      That’s a clever play on words, Pat. You must be one of those writer types 😉

  3. Jay

    Cool. Makes me wish I had an I-phone.

    • Kirk Werner

      Not to worry, Jay– it won’t be for iPhone (at least not initially), just for iPad. So you don’t have to rush out and spend $199 on an iPhone 😉

  4. Sanders

    looking forward to it…i just got one of them “i” thing-a-ma-jigees…

    …glad all that hard work paid off for you!

    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks, Sanders. I remains to be seen whether or not all the hard work will pay off. Time will tell, and if you get one of them iPad thingamajoggers, the app is free.

  5. Carla

    I will get an I-phone for this reason alone! 🙂 Nice work!

    • Kirk Werner

      If you get an iPhone, you will be disappointed 🙂 It’s for iPAD.

  6. David G

    Kirk, I am very interested to see what you have come up with! Love the artwork!

    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks, David. It’s actually more than just a game. The game was an afterthought to an app adaptation of my kid’s books. Here’s the full scoop, if interested: http://olivethewoollybugger.com/app/

      • David G

        I’ll pass it along! How did I miss this stuff?

        • Kirk Werner

          Thanks! I guess I’ve just been too subtle in my noise-making to date 😉

  7. Chris Hunt

    You don’t need an app to tell you that! I knew when you humped it into the Firehole in a blizzard, my friend…

    • Kirk Werner

      Well, while I appreciate the sentiment, Chris, I must say that only now do I feel validated.

  8. cofisher

    I knew you were a chucker of some kind. Congrats!

    • Kirk Werner

      I’ve chucked many things and up-chucked many times; this is the best of all chucking. Thanks, Howard. I think…

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