I received the 2012 Cabela's fishing catalog the other day. I used to really look forward to getting this bad boy every year (along with the competition's version from Bass Pro Shops), but when I sort of made the move from spin fishing to fly/tenkara fishing...well...it just isn't the same. They've got different catalogs for that.
However, since I'm a gear junkie at heart, I still do enjoy going through the pages and soaking in all that's new for this year. A few quick flips show that we've got all the latest & greatest stuff you don't really need, including micro guide baitcast rods, trolling reels with computer screens, enough new lures to fill 20 Alabama rigs, and of course some of the most "old mannish" looking footwear I've ever laid eyes upon. Almost as bad as those velcro shoes you can sometimes see next to the elastic waist slacks in the coupon section of the Sunday newspaper.
|These are so bad they're cool|
Anyway, I thought I'd play a game today. There are 336 pages in this year's Cabela's fishing catalog (back cover included)...let's pick a page at random, then pick a product at random, and blog about it (aka give it a free commercial). Yes, I'm in need of inspiration, and I unwisely used my Bieber card yesterday. Plus the great Google monster that lives in the clouds seems to like to send people to my site when I write gear posts.
Sooo....Random.org picked page 149.
And there are 7 products on page 149...and Random.org picked item 5.
Heh heh, it says wide load...shut up Beavis...
Evidently Skeet Reese (you know, the yellow guy that fishes with Roy Halladay and saves naked jungle people from rabid anacondas) designed this "wild-action" bait for flipping and casting to big bass. Whatever. That story sounds as good as any other. I'm sure he designed it. Honestly, I'd be lookin' to see what KVD is designing, but that's just me.
It's available in a rainbow of colors, ironically yellow not being one of them. My favorite is #030 Lime Purple Passion, which sounds like something that would be served in an umbrella adorned coconut...but at 6 for $2.99, what a bargain! At least I think. Everything in the fly fishing world is at least 8 times more expensive than it should be, so I can't tell a bargain on a normal fishing item if it walked up and slapped me in the face.
What's the point? Beats me. I was truly hoping the fates would let me write about one of those rods made out of carrots, the latest design in brass swivels, or the full assortment of planer boards. At the very least, this post was somewhat fun to write, although I'm certain reading it had a decidedly different effect. Sorry about that. At least today is Friday.