Every time we see a new commercial featuring fly fishing, we get a little suspicious, most feature either filmmakers with seemingly no fly fishing familiarity and the result is usually hilarity. So we figured we’d comb the internet and find some of the worst, and funniest commercials featuring fly fishing, enjoy!
Ugly Stik – Not a Hippy Stick
Shots fired! Ugly Stik pushed out this ad a few weeks ago and the results were amazing. The video opens on two bearded dudes with spin rods sitting in a tin boat while the narrator laments about the “hipsters out West waving hippy sticks.” Meanwhile, the two anglers make some horrendous casts and land a solid 12″ bass. If you need a laugh, this is the spot for you!
What’s better than 2 bros talking about their stock portfolios while casting a line? We’ll concede that it looks like the actors were given some casting lessons before they hit the water, but perhaps the best part is the animated trout they had to use to get a hookup!
This gem has been circulating around the fly fishing Instagram and Facebook world the past week or so, and for good reason. And honestly, it left us speechless. Outside of the fly fishing attire, everything is just plain wrong, from the upsidedown rod to the strangest fly cast we have ever seen. We strongly urge the next fly fishing commercial filmmaker to please…please consult an angler before they try to make one of these again.
Bell’s Whiskey – Great Catch
Coming from our Scottish neighbors across the pond, this commercial is simply funny. After the local pub owner locks the pub keys inside. They enlist a local fly fisherman to put his skills to use to save the day…and the whiskey!
Still trying to figure out what this one is about…