Archive for May 19th, 2010

19
May
10

Fishing: Hook, Line & New Rig

Saskatchewan Farm Boy

A young farm boy from Saskatchewan moved to Vancouver Island and went to a huge “everything under one roof department store” looking for a job..

The Manager says, ‘Do you have any sales experience?’
The kid says, ‘Yeah.  I was a salesman back in Saskatchewan.’
Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job.
‘You start tomorrow.  I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.’

His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it.  After the store was locked up, the boss came down.
‘How many customers bought something from you today?’

The kid says ‘one’.  The boss says, ‘Just one? Our salespeople average 20 to 30 customers a day..  How much was the sale for?’

The kid says, ‘$101,237.65.’  The boss says, ‘$101,237.65!  What the heck did you sell?’

The kid says, ‘First, I sold him a small fishhook.  Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft.  Then he said he didn’t  think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Ford Expedition.’

The boss said, ‘You mean to tell me that a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?’

The Saskatchewan farm boy said, ‘No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife and I said, ‘Dude, your weekend’s shot — you should go fishing!

19
May
10

Fly Fishing: Fly Wallets by Marc Crapo

When I look at leather fly wallets I think of a comment Harry and Dee Teel made to my wife and me once. We were staying at their home near Sisters, Oregon. We had been backpacking and car camping for several weeks and Harry and Dee felt our pitiful appearance required a respite at their beautiful home. My wife and I gazed upon their spacious motor home  setting on the property and remarked the usual ‘must be nice’ comment to Harry and Dee. They remarked back, ‘Just wait, someday you may just find yourself in one’. Ha, we thought. Well sleeping on the ground in the wilderness gave way to campgrounds sleeping in the back of the truck, which gave way to a nice tent trailer for the family. Although we have never made the jump to a motor home we did upgrade from the dirt. I’m getting to it…hold on.

So, the fly wallet has always seemed like an extravagant upgrade from usual plastic boxes. The boxes work fine. But, I think if someone wants that personal touch, that unique touch you have to agree the leather fly wallets by Marc’s Custom Hand Crafted Leather Fly Wallets would fill the need. Beautiful work and as they age and acquire your personal markings from life they will be as comfortable as all those gear pieces that age with the sought after ‘you been around look’. Check out Marc’s classy work.




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