Mitch Hedberg on Fly Fishing

This is the result when ChatGPT writes a stand-up routine on fly fishing in the voice of Mitch Hedberg.

I went fly fishing once. I was like, ‘Where are the regular fishing rods?’ And the guide was like, ‘No man, fly fishing is way better. It’s like hunting, but with a fishing rod.’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to hunt with a fishing rod. I want to fish with a fishing rod.

It didn’t take for me to realize that it’s not my kind of sport. First of all, you gotta wake up at the crack of dawn. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t like cracks in my dawn. I like my dawn smooth and un-cracked.

It was a beautiful day; the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the fish were laughing at me. I mean, what kind of fish jumps out of the water just to taunt you? I thought I was on Candid Camera or something.

But I did learn something that day. Fly fishing is not about catching fish. It’s about looking cool. You wear your fancy fishing vest, your waders, and your hat with all the flies in it. You stand in the river, holding your fancy rod, and you cast your fancy line. And then you wait. And wait. And wait some more. And if you’re lucky, a fish will come along and say, ‘Hey buddy, nice vest. Mind if I take a bite?’


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