Pictures are worth a thousand words. A thousand photos are probably on your fishing buddy’s Instagram page right now. Here are some of the words those photos are trying to convey.
Photo: Landscape with anglers
Caption: The pursuit continues.
What it means: “We didn’t catch any fish. If we did, I wouldn’t post this photo.”
Photo: Landscape, no anglers
Caption: It’s great just to be out here.
Meaning: “I was alone, and didn’t catch any fish.”
Photo: Macro shot of fish
Caption: Beauty of the beast.
Meaning: “This fish was five inches long.”
Photo: Random Fishing Stuff
Caption: Getting the gear in order!
Meaning: “Fly tying bench is a effin’ mess.”
Photo: Close-up shot of gear, manufacturer prominently displayed
Caption: Love this rod/reel!
Meaning: “I’m a member of this rod/reel’s pro staff!”
Photo: Weird color saturation
Meaning: “I just discovered Instagram filters and love the ‘1970s Polaroid’ look!”
Photo: Fish, angler identity obscured
Meaning: “I am wanted by local authorities.”