Here’s a guy who’s way too cool for his own good. I mean, the friggin’ video is a kind of perfect materialization of everything that’s awesome about flyfishing, to the point you almost suspect there’s some dark truth lurking under the smooth line management, the delicate presentations. What goes on behind those cool shades? I mean, come on; the guy drinks beer, catches a ton, drives a Jeep, fishes the stream with every goddamn cast in the book, never hooks a branch, smiles when he loses a fish, he even smokes, for heaven sake! Did I mention the prod is called Laura Palmer and subtly hints at Lynch?

When I’m grown up, I want to be that guy.