Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Is it just me...

or does it bother you when someone who picks up a fly rod once is lauded as a fly fisher? A recent article at About.com was titled People Who Fly Fish: Ken Griffey Jr. In the article it proclaims:


"One of the last people you'd expect to go fly fishing this time of year, Ken Griffey Jr. reportedly tried his hand at fly fishing earlier in the week with Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu."
"In fact, seems like the only thing they talked about was fishing, and what hand Griffey should be casting with."


Nothing against Mr. Griffey or the article's writer but shouldn't you have to somehow earn the title? I've thrown the ball around with my kid a few times but I don't fancy myself a baseball player. I'm not even sure I deserve to be called a fly fisher on most days...

3 comments:

Alex Landeen said...

Well I see your point, but the title is not incorrect. I believe it would have been worse if he would have been called Fly Fisherman Ken Griffey Jr....

Maybe it should have been "People Who Fly Fished Once"

Murdock said...

Well said Alex..I better be careful or I'll start wearing tweed when carp fishing :)

Alex Landeen said...

Oh boy, I think someone liable to get their ass kicked for a thing like that. :)