The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
"You guys have a good deal around here. This is some pretty country. I think I need to learn fly fishing. Get some waders, go out there, clear my head."
Among those who had to wait in the football stadium was Dan Taylor, a 46-year-old cook at a local sports bar who had been inspired to make a sign for the rally. He broke down a cardboard box and drew on it, in bold colors, "TROUT FOR OBAMA," accompanied by a colorful illustration of a rainbow trout, which he drew with the help of a book, because he "wanted to get it authentic-looking."
An Obama staffer saw the sign in the stands, told Taylor, "Hey, that's pretty," and offered to try to get it signed by the candidate, even though his staff generally tries not to bog him down with pen duty. After Obama walked the length of the stands shaking hands, the staffer got the cardboard signed and passed it back up to Taylor. Five minutes later, the cook was still in shock, looking down at his fish with a dark, clearly legible "Barack Obama" cursive next to it.
"TROUT FOR OBAMA,"
Pssst, Barack... there's no better fish to learn on than Arctic grayling! And there's no better place to fish for grayling than my current home river, the Chena. Hint, hint!
Note: Any argumentative political replies will be deleted immediately because they're destructive to a forum community. I just posted this 'cause it's a nice, relevant story. So the rule for this thread is: if you don't have anything nice to say (about Obama) don't say anything at all. ;)