In this post on The Caddis Fly Blog, Jay Nicholas tackles the elephant in the room when it comes to some of the sexist naming conventions in the fly fishing world.
“Grandma, look at this pretty fly that Grandpa tied for me!”
“Why that is a beautiful fly,” you answer. “What is it called?”
“It’s a Pole Dancer, Grandma. What’s a Pole Dancer?” Your granddaughter asks. “Grandpa just laughed and said I should go ask you.”
How do you feel, Grandma? Is this harmless?