Everyone wants to be invited to all their friends’ fishing trips, but seriously, even if we do get invited it will be impossible to go on all those trips.
On the other hand, there are those who seem to never get invited fishing. Usually after one or two trips and that’s it. They might as well think that they have been blacklisted or something. Well, I’ve some bad news for these individuals, they probably have been blacklisted. And this handy guide will hopefully make them realise why.
Remember that no one knows as much as you do.
Your fishing buddies doesn’t know how lucky they are that they invited you along, so be sure to remind them whenever there’s a lull in the conversation. You’ve spent your entire life fishing around the planet, and have since caught every fish imaginable and skimmed through uncountable guidebooks on wildlife.
Make sure you tell everyone the proper way to adjust his or her reel drag. Oh, and don’t forget to remind them (again) of that time you caught the monster fish on really light tackle and the ensuing epic battle.
Bring fishing tackle you shouldn’t be using
If you’re after big fish bring light tackle. Likewise bring heavy tackle for small target species. Just say that is sport fishing.
If you’re fishing on a boat bring multiple sets of rods and reels. More than you will ever use and leave them around the boat.
Bring food you don’t really like.
Nothing satisfies intense mid-fishing hunger like potato chips. Bring plenty of junk food so you can show your fishing party how thoughtful you are. When your stomach starts grumbling and you feel faint, you can always ask for half of your friend’s tuna sandwich and power bar. He won’t mind. Oh, don’t forget the bananas. We all know how fishermen love bananas.
On that note, don’t bring enough water.
How are you supposed to lug liters of water around when your gear is already so heavy? It’s best to bring a small plastic bottle and fill it up using water from your friends’ supplies later. Nothing builds a friendship like thirst.
Cast your line to where ever there is fish.
Your friend have just landed a fish so now it is your turn. Quickly drop your bait or lure to exactly the same spot. Keep on the lookout for where the next fish is caught and be ready to cast there. Give them the look when your line gets caught on theirs as you retrieve back.
Every fish you catch is a trophy catch.
Make sure you announce your every catch and get your friends help to take a hero shot. Or just cam-whore and take the photo yourself.
Just give a nod of approval and immediately go back to your fishing when someone else catches a fish.
Talk about how much your muscles hurt from catching all those fish. If you catch nothing constantly remind everyone that the place is inhabited or overfished. You know because you are an expert. Tell them how much your knees/back/sunburn/pinky toe hurts.
Because there’s nothing your fishing party would rather listen to than your complaints; detail the type and intensity of your pain every twenty minutes or so, and rub your sores for extra effect. Bonus points if you refuse pain medication or bandages.
Inspired by article written by Johnie Gall
[Pictured above] Lyssa zampa, which is also known as the Tropical Swallowtail Moth is a species of moth of the family Uraniidae. It can be found from Himalaya to Borneo and the Malay Peninsula. The moth has a wingspan of 100-160 mm. The moth is most abundant from June to November depending on the location. Lyssa zampa is a large moth commonly encountered in primary forests or secondary growth. It may fly into houses at night, attracted by bright lights, especially if they are close to wooded areas. The species can be found in the Indo-Australian region.