Fly fishermen vs. bait fishermen: what do you think the biggest differences are between the two? Hank Patterson thinks he knows. He is the creator of this video, and according to his YouTube account, is a “world renowned, self-proclaimed fly fishing expert and guide.” Hank has numerous videos on YouTube but one of our favorites was “Hank and the Bait Fishers Part 1.”
Hank argues that the biggest difference between the two is that “fly fishers just aren’t elitist.” He argues that bait fishers are “in it for the vanity and the ego,” that they have to have their “special name brand fishing pole” with their “special $35 fishing shirt.”
Now, do we think this portrayal is accurate? Funny? Or just plain wrong? Will anyone submit a counter argument from the bait fishers?