Tag: Rather Be Outdoors

The bad and the good in the “Joe Six Pack” economy

Pint Of BeerFind the silver tasty golden lining

The heavy lifting is complete – number crunchers just realized that beer sales are no longer recession proof. Yep, folks are imbibing less, which flies contrary to the premise that when the economy is in the tank people take the drink to drown their monetary woes. Where that found money winds up is another matter (h/t Paul Kedrosky):

Personal saving — DPI less personal outlays — was $545.5 billion in January, compared with $416.8 billion in December. Personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income was 5.0 percent in January, compared with 3.9 percent in December.

So maybe people hopped on the wagon after the holiday season, or they all just ran out and bought home brewing kits.

Still, Lefty Kreh told me a while back that when recession hits, people go fishing. Cabela’s might just agree with that.

PETA kills!

Pete McDonald asks:

What’s worse, an angler who releases more than 90 percent of the fish he catches, or a so-called animal rights organization that kills more than 90 percent of the animals in its care?

Who’s doing all that killing? Uh…People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Why am I noting this? Because besides killing lots of adoptable pets, PETA also runs a shill, anti-angling website, while I keep paying my dues to multiple departments of wildlife so they can keep doing their job of keeping the streams and lakes pristine (to which I will add they do a damn good job at).

If only fly fishing were this easy

I could not stop laughing…

Actually, if it was that easy I probably wouldn’t do it (but it’s fun to think about just one day like that).

The world is not so flat: Africa fishing edition

I’ve heard most of the fish are ground into meal to feed livestock.