Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jimmy Kimmel - Master Fly Angler!

If you are a late night television fan and a fly fisherperson - you will get a kick out of this!  The next time you are up late tying flies watching Jimmy Kimmel, you will think differently of the man behind the desk of the interviews and jokes.  Who knew Jimmy Kimmel was a fly fisherman!

"The Jimmy Kimmel Live host and M.C. of this September’s Primetime Emmy Awards retreats to the rivers of Rocky Mountain states Montana and Idaho for some fly-fishing when he gets time off. From bunking with Huey Lewis to his trusty PowerSquid adapter, he shares his favorites from his trips to the American West.
To get away from it all, I go . . . Fly-fishing in Montana, Idaho, or anywhere trout are hungry.
My favorite way to travel there is . . . I travel exclusively by jet pack.
My ideal travel companions are . . . Some combination of my brother Jon, my cousin Sal, my son Kevin, my band leader Cleto, his dad Cleto Sr., and/or my chef friends Chris Bianco and Adam Perry Lang.
My favorite travel pastimes are . . . I read, play Scrabble, and do crossword puzzles on my iPad. Eventually, the iPad will replace everything, including us. My favorite cocktail is a vodka gimlet on the rocks.
My favorite place to stay is . . . We stay at Huey Lewis’s house in Montana. He wakes everyone up with a duck call.
Upon arrival, I most look forward to . . . Because of the show, I am forced to read current-events-related Web crap from morning until night. The opportunity to read a book just for fun is a great luxury for me.
To stay in shape, my on-the-go fitness regime is . . . Ha! That’s funny.
My suitcase must absolutely contain . . . Hotels never have enough power outlets for my electronics, so I carry a PowerSquid outlet multiplier wherever I go.
When it comes to luggage, I’m an . . . Overpacker.
When I’m in the mood for some retail therapy, I visit . . . Whenever I fish, I stop at the local fly shop whether I need something or not. I always buy a hat with the shop’s logo on it.
When I’m in the mood for room service, my favorite order is . . . I am not a big fan of room service. The metal tray covers make hot food soggy and it is uncomfortable to watch someone set a table while I look on wearing only underpants.
My favorite local place to indulge in a delicious meal is . . . There aren’t many four-star restaurants on the river, but I had a great breakfast this month at the Stanley Baking Company in Stanley, Idaho. It is a special treat to find a great meal where you don’t expect it.
When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I go to . . . We get up early to fish, so I don’t do much painting.
Upon departing, I am most happy to leave behind . . . E-mails. I get 300 to 400 e-mails a day. I hate them and silently curse those who send them to me while I am on vacation."

A full issue of this article can be found here.

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