Culture

Music, food, travel and more from our interests in the world and culture outside of hunting and fishing.

Let’s face it: we’re all insanely excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even the fly fishing community.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No seriously, it really is. It’s sweater season, fires are roaring, whitetails are rutting, ducks are flying and gift-giving is in the air! Pretty much the only bad part about the holidays is the endless playing of bad Christmas music. Let’s face it, you’re already tired of Jin…

With the American Music Awards celebrating today’s best “music”, we decided it was high time someone celebrated the best fishing songs of all time. Here are a few of our favorites. Fishing in the Dark – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Sure, the song is 30 years old.  And yeah, we know it’s not exactly about fishing.  But…

Country music and bass fishing go together, like, well, peas and carrots.  They just do. In case you missed it, Luke Bryan got together with good buddy Chris Stapleton and Jimi Westbrook (of Little Big Town) and found a hawg! last month. I’m not normally jealous of Luke’s good looks, or his constant hunting and fishin…

After his hero and mentor, Tony Alvis, tragically passed away in a 2005 landslide, Graham Goodfield stepped in to run Los Padres Outfitters. Graham has dedicated his life to exposing others to the wonders of the backcountry and passing the cowboy spirit down to future generations.

Editor’s Note: We don’t normally post poetry on the Outdoor Journal, but Hunt Jackson, one of our newest interns, is quite the bard. An owl’s hoot echoed through the pines,
The old doctor’s fingers gripped the line,
His weathered hands spoke to the past,
His hat, straw, his grin,
Contagious. The sun hung heavy over the…

Even if the temps are cooling off, parody videos are still hot in the YouTube fishing community. This video starts out a little slow (the music starts at :48 seconds) but props to these guys for a funny, well done spoof on Macklemore while enjoying a little ice fishing in balmy Wisconsin . . .

“They call it Daylight Savings. They said it would help the farmers…they didn’t expect it would destroy everything else.”

“What is the difference between a rub and a scrape, anyway?”

As a fisherman, I love bass fishing. As the father of a teenaged daughter, I love Taylor Swift. As a guy sitting in an office with an internet connection, I love this parody video.