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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Got backing?

There are so many things I love about Carp fishing.  Picking just one thing, it would definitely be the take; in all of life the take is The Premier Moment.  The take, the take, the take; dear God I love the take!

Still, I'm not some mono-dimensional, narrow minded, singularly gratified kind of guy.  I dig other stuff besides the take.  And I don't just mean stuff like bacon, chocolate, and sex.  I definitely love all that stuff.  A lot.  I'm 61 years old so you are probably thinking I've gotten too old for some of that stuff.  Surprise surprise, ha, ha, not true, contrary to what you might think I still like bacon.  But I like other things too.  Something else I just really like about Carp fishing is seeing my backing peeling off the reel.  Oh yeah baby, I like that a lot.

I got some great video of backing peeling off the reel these last couple years.

It looks like "Got backing?" T-shirts are soon to be produced.  I visited with a T-shirt company today about some possibilities.  The one given is that I want the words, "Got backing?" on the shirt.

I have three pictures that I talked to them about.  They can heat press them on the front of a white T-shirt.  My first thought was to put two pictures on the shirt--the picture of the Carp straight on combined with the picture of the reel zinging out line.  Then I thought of just the fish on the shore with the reel or just the fish on the shore by itself.  And then I thought of just the picture of those pretty Carp lips dripping slime.

Selling these shirts will be for fun not as an effort to make a bunch of profit.  If by chance I make a little money I will donate it to something "fishy" and make a post about it.

1.  The lips and the reel?

2.  The fish on the shore with the reel?

3.  Just the fish on the shore?

4.  Just them purdy lips drippin' some exquisite Carpy slime?  

I'm looking for some feedback please...What do you think?...Got backing?  Thanks for your help.


  1. Of the three I would go with your first picture, where you are holding the carp. That picture, plus the words, say it all.

  2. Agreed, and nice idea Mr.P.


  3. I like the carp with the fly in its lip!

  4. I'm voting option 3 or 4.

    And put me down for a XXL.