Fly girls

August 8th, 2011 · 38 comments

Kassandra in Nevada was waiting for her order at a local coffee shop when she noticed this series of flyers on the bulletin board. Adds Kass: “Who knew there would be such offense taken by a fly fishing class for women?”

Women's Fly Fishing Clinic: Fly fishing basics taught by women, for women.

Men's Fly Fishing Clinic: Fly fishing taught by men. Way better than that other one!

Fly's Fishing Clinic: Fly's fishing basics taught by Fly, for Flies

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FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · Nevada · saga · smartass


38 responses so far ↓

  • #1   thrall

    I’m all over that last one! Like flies on… Never mind.

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Katy

      unrelated… but the advert right above your comment was a picture of a cake with a pooh shaped topper covered in little brown sprinkles…

      Aug 13, 2011 at 3:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   bliffit

    Bo looks like a bin Laden death mask.

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      He’s pretty fly (for a white guy).

      Aug 14, 2011 at 9:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Hermaphroditic fly fisher

    Why fish for flies?

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Elf

      What else are you going to feed the tadpoles? You use the tadpoles to catch the flesh eating fish, and you feed those fish to the moat monster.

      Don’t tell me you weren’t going to feed the moat monster.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 5:58 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   juju_skittles

    Someone should tell Bo that size doesn’t matter, and that he doesn’t need to feel so insecure, threatened and intimidated! After all, his facial hair is clearly much better than that woman’s…

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   david

    Maybe it’s just me but does sex have anything to do with fishing,, or flires?

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   wright1

      Well, without sex fishing would maybe last a year or two of catching actual fish. Then would-be sportswo/men would be reduced to casting fake fish to catch flies, and that way lies madness…

      Aug 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Nunavut Guy

      Well when a mommy fish and a daddy really love each other they share a special kind of hug…….

      Aug 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Mrs.Beasley bang

    There’s room enough for everybody. Never enough flyers for fly fishing, I always say.

    (What the heck is that thing drawn on the first fly flyer supposed to be, a flying fiver? Diving dollar? Erupting can of aerosol Cheez Whiz?)

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Jimmy James

      I think it’s something* being cast on a fly fishing line, suggesting that instead there should be a clinic that teaches you to fish FOR women.

      *Money? ‘Cause women are all gold diggers, they just want us to give them money to spend on shoes! And men are all shuffling around like zombies at the mall when they take us shopping, right? Right? [Points into audience] This guy, he knows what I’m talking about!

      Aug 9, 2011 at 10:16 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Jimmy James

      In case you couldn’t tell, I was being sarcastic.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 10:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Jen

    Way to go, Bo, reinforcing the idea that sports and activities such as fishing are gender-specific. It’s archaic mindsets like yours that make it necessary for the original poster to exist.

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   pony girl

      It’s men like my ex (and my father, brother, and uncles,) that can’t teach without being condescending that make it necessary for the original poster to exist.

      I know a lot of women who had fathers/husbands/boyfriends/brothers who wouldn’t teach us certain things because ‘women shouldn’t do that’ or who were just so darn condescending and patronizing when they did deign to teach us.

      I can understand wanting to have a woman teach me certain things, with only other women around. My parents were very old-fashioned. I’m hoping that this becomes unnecessary in a few generations, but I think women have been hoping that for quite awhile. Always a few hold outs, like my parents, that perpetuate the weaker-sex crap.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Hmmmm...

      Way to go, Jen, for doing the exact same thing …

      Aug 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Rattus

      But Jen’s not tarring an entire gender with the same brush, she is referring specifically to Bo as having an archaic mindset, and perhaps flyfishers. And you know, there are women who cling to that same mindset. Sadly men doing manly things do have a tendency to think that the little ladies should be home waiting to cook what they caught.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 7:13 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   pony girl

    I’d be interested in the women- only Fly fishing clinic.

    Love fly fishing!

    and, much as I love men, it would be nice to enjoy a day of fishing with just other women and no men around.

    let the flaming begin, I guess. I don’t see why people are irked at women wanting to spend time with just other women sometimes.

    Aug 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   quat

      I embarked on a women’s only sailing clinic once. It turned into one of the worst disasters of my life. I hated them, they hated me, and it almost turned into a Mutiny on the Bounty kind of scenario. Lord. Viva la mixed gender class, if you ask me!

      Aug 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   pony girl

      Most of my friends are men actually; maybe 60-40.
      Maybe that is why I appreciate a good women-only adventure every once in awhile.
      Especially when I don’t have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions. Even gay guys stare at my boobs. It’s just nice to not have to deal with that whole man/woman thing sometimes.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 1:48 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   The Elf

      Mostly because if it were a fly fishing clinic for men by men (for real, not Bo’s satire), some women would be upset because they’re excluded.

      Honestly, I don’t care, one way or the other. You want to run a girls-only clinic, fine. Guys-only clinic is fine too. If I wanted to learn how to fly fish, I might give a damn only if I couldn’t find a teacher at all.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 6:02 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Hmmmm...

    Hmmmm….

    Open fly… Grab worm… That’s fly fishing in a “nut”shell … I’m giving lessons, and I’m here all week …

    Aug 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   The Elf

      So…. good or bad thing that there’s a female instructor willing to teach other women the basics?

      Aug 9, 2011 at 6:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Kay

    It has been my experience that women-for-women courses cater to women who are afraid to appear unfeminine in front of men. That is, women who won’t ask questions or request clarifications in front of them for fear that the boys or the men in the class will call them out as girls. You get second rate everything all your life if you hide from everywhere you perceive the bullies to be, whether they’re men or women.

    Having said that, #3 gets my money and attendance, hands down! w00t!

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:06 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   pony girl

      I’m no priss, and I don’t give a rat’s patootie if people think I’m unfeminine/feminine or whatever.

      I guess we’ve just had different experiences with these women-for-women courses.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 2:01 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   nate

      Brilliant comment, thank you.

      Aug 16, 2011 at 2:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   JDEV

    I just wish she hadn’t used the “Papyrus” font. 1995 called and wants it back.

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:38 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Jeanette

      Could be worse. She could’ve used Comic Sans.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 12:44 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Citrico

      Admittedly, my first thought as well. “At least the man’s fly fishing course doesn’t use papyrus.”

      Jeanette: I think the worst use of comic sans I’ve ever seen was a victim impact statement in a murder trial.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 11:50 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Kate from Iowa

      My youngest brother tried to send out his most recent resume in Comic Sans.

      Aug 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Gina

      http://www.bancomicsans.com/

      Aug 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   bamboocurl

    Doesn’t Bo know that Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic is a front for Lesbians’ Cunnilingus Clinic?

    Cunnilingus basics taught by women, for women, on women.

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Graham

      That’s the one for me then ‘cos I reckon I’m a lesbian: look at women all the time, think about women all the time, prefer the company of women and sleep with women whenever the opportunity arises.

      In any case, I thought fishing was a sport for men who don’t like their wives anymore as it’s an excuse to get out the house before the dragon wakes up.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 3:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Jimmy James

    Bah. Forget all of these, I’m going to hold out until I see a flyer for Curtis Mayfield’s Super Fly Fishing Clinic.

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:24 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Daniel

    Yes we can!

    Aug 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Voice of Rhizome

    • #15.1   Voice of Rhizome

      Wha’? That was supposed to be added to the Papyrus comment thread. I am the voice of internet incompetence.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   nate

    In regards to photo 3–Personally, I wonder if there’s not some apostrophe abuse going on here, or perhaps poor personal nickname choice at best.

    It’s “flies” you’re making for “fly fishing.” Who ties ONE fly and calls it a day? So the advertisement sort of seems grammatically incorrect.

    How about “Flies’ Fishing Clinic” ? Just sayin’.

    Aug 16, 2011 at 2:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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