Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by bennysbuddy, May 31, 2014.
Which U.S. Presidents were flyfishermen ?
I'll get a couple of the easy ones out of the way. Hoover, Eisenhower and Carter.
I know Obama has actually fly fished.
George Bush Senior.
The better question, or at least the question that can't be answered via Google search function is: Based on their pesonality types, how do you think they fished or would have fished?
Being the cheater that he was, if Bill Clinton fly fished, I'm sure he'd be a dirty ass nympher, thingamabobber and all.
So I must be related to Bill Clinton...
Let's be careful here folks, I'm fairly sure that the mods have had it up to you know where with politics and I'm fairly certain we have a zero tolerance policy now for political poop storms.
Now with that, my brother used to attend Emory University in Atlanta and while there he had the opportunity to hear Carter speak. Someone ask him if there were any secret Presidential perks and Carter said that on occasion he would some of his "Camp David" trips were actually helicoptered trips into Pennsylvania streams.
Oh and there was also the President in the movie Swordfish who was killed by John Travolta while he was fly fishing on some stream somewhere.
Bush caught a >100 pound tarpon on the fly rod with Andy Mill guiding. That should earn him a monument or at least his face on the currency.
I don't mind civil talk. But if it goes political, those who do the crime better be prepared to do the time.
The Drake covered this:
In addition to the 7 they cover, I know Coolidgepreferred fishing to fighting with congress.
I believe it was a senator.
Yup, and the d-bag was wearing neoprene in a stream in summer, what a twit...
Dwight Eisenhower was by all accounts quite a fly fisherman. Besides favoring the famous H&L Variant (aka the House & Lot) dry fly pattern, he was also reported to prefer Hardy's legendary Marvel bamboo rods.
Oh man, in my head all this time I liked that moment so much more because I believed it to be the president. But yep you're right it was a senator.