Tag: April Vokey

Miss April Vokey: The Consummate Entertainer

She may say she’s made the grade because she rebuffed the “Barbie Doll in Waders” label, or that she simply loves it more than anyone she knows…

But I believe that’s all a pile of made-for-television spin. Having spent some time fishing with the gal, I think Miss April rises above the froth because she’s the consummate entertainer. A true professional, and yet never a dull moment, from the time you step into the truck until the point you pour the first drink (she prefers Jack Daniels by the way), pure unadulterated fun. Throw deadly skills into the mix (which she has), and you get one of the best fishing experiences you can fathom.

Guides far and wide could learn a thing or two from this lady by watching the 60 Minutes Sports expose airing tonight on Showtime. I don’t even own a television, but I already know the story.

Or maybe I’m just pissed she’s going to be booked for forever and a day now, and I won’t ever again get to hear her say “Hey Gracie, want another quesadilla?”

April Vokey Cooking

MG signing off (because attitude is just about everything, and April’s is simply angelic beyond compare)

A short, concise dictionary of spey fishing terms

Compliments of Miss April Vokey, one definition in particular stands out for yours truly…

Bloody L: A common Spey casting error in which the D-Loop fails to align the anchor parallel to the forward cast; the name derives from the typical layout of the line in an ā€œLā€ shape on the water when this occurs. The result is a forward cast that lacks energy to roll over properly. This is typically caused by setting the anchor in an improper position prior to the sweep, or an incomplete or shortened sweep which fails to carry enough energy into the D-Loop.

Standing off to my left, April kept saying “another bloody el Michael”, to which I replied “piss off, will ya”. Then she slapped me on the back of the head, and visualization of the error is now permanently stamped in my noggin.

MG signing off (hoping to not see any bloody els during the upcoming week)