Know of any tshirts with funny fishing humor posted on them?
March 18, 2008 7:51 PM   Subscribe

My dad loves t-shirts with fishing-related humor. I've already bought him one with "The trout, the whole trout and nothing but the trout, so help me Cod", and am planning to get this one, "Just for the Halibut." Are there any other funny shirts out there, related to fishing? Note: he's also conservative and old-fashioned, so anything crude won't work.
posted by invisible ink to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As a kid on vacation in Montana I remember seeing the tasteless "my husband is a master baiter" shirts.

They were near the Bear Whiz Beer shirts. Across the isle from the rubber tree made of condoms. I'm not entirely sure why my parents let me in that store.
posted by krisak at 7:59 PM on March 18, 2008

I can't find it on a T-shirt anywhere, but you could custom make it:

Chatham, MA (here on Cape Cod) is known as "A quaint drinking village with a little fishing problem." Perhaps you could adapt it to your Dad or his town somehow?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:01 PM on March 18, 2008

Google: humorous t-shirt fishing

That's amazing!
posted by Askr at 8:03 PM on March 18, 2008

The Codfather
Got Salmon?
posted by yqxnflld at 8:19 PM on March 18, 2008

Ray Troll will probably have something your dad will like.
posted by bmarkey at 8:20 PM on March 18, 2008

If you don't think "Just for the Halibut" is too crude, then might I recommend my fave fishing t-shirt:

Ain't No Nookie Like Chinookie.

I can't believe I have a favorite fishing-humor t-shirt.

And that I just admitted it on the internet.

posted by pineapple at 8:20 PM on March 18, 2008

I've seen one that says: "My wife told me if I go fishing one more time, she's going to leave me." Then, underneath, in smaller print, it says: "I'm sure gonna miss her."
posted by amyms at 8:33 PM on March 18, 2008

An old friend of mine used to have a t-shirt that read, "Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam." Although that's more shellfish humor than fishing humor.
posted by justkevin at 8:50 PM on March 18, 2008

I just saw a t-shirt at Two Scoops on Anna Maria that read:

"Your bait sucks. And your boat is ugly."
posted by jeanmari at 9:23 PM on March 18, 2008

Response by poster: These are all fantastic, and would have my dad grinning from ear to ear:-) Please keep the suggestions coming. A big thanks to everyone!
posted by invisible ink at 9:26 PM on March 18, 2008

We brought a friend to my husband's cabin one summer, where he wore only two teeshirts the entire week:

The one he brought with him was a standard fishing shirt that said "Women love me, fish fear me".

The other one he bought at the fireworks store (it was during 4th of July) that said "FIRECRACKER DUDE!".

No idea what he'd have worn if it hadn't have been Independence Day Weekend.
posted by padraigin at 10:41 PM on March 18, 2008

"Does this shirt make my bass look big?"

omg, I'm in the same boat as pineapple.
posted by jamaro at 10:52 PM on March 18, 2008

These shirts are kind to crappie.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:22 PM on March 18, 2008

My uncle had a fairly basic white t-shirt that said "shake, rattle and troll" on the back with various pictures of colourful fishing lures surrounding the slogan.

There must've been a company logo on the front, because I haven't had much luck finding it on Google. I checked Cabela's but they don't have that sort of thing at the moment.
posted by nathaole at 11:46 PM on March 18, 2008

Do you know any funny fish saying or quotes? If so you can make your t-shirt, with your choice of shirt color, size, font, wording and graphics, in any quantity. I just had a single shirt done and it cost $21 bucks to have it made and shipped.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:55 AM on March 19, 2008

Simon Drew is a major pun-meister. "Joined up whiting" is rather good. I have "Cod moves in mysterious ways", but it appears to be unavailable now.
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 4:04 AM on March 19, 2008

It's not fishing but there is a great Far Side T-Shirt that has a picture of a deer with a bullseye on its chest. Another deer is telling him "Bummer of a birthmark, George".
I had it when I was in junior high school. Maybe like 15 years ago so I have no idea if it's still around.

Maybe your dad doesn't do hunting humor.
posted by sully75 at 7:59 AM on March 19, 2008

Ivar's Seafood out here in Seattle uses the slogan "Keep Clam." They do sell shirts with the slogan. (They also have a shirt with the rather more risqué "Slam Some Clam.") Maybe not quite close enough to fishing, but I thought I'd throw it out.
posted by kindall at 9:24 AM on March 19, 2008

Moe's Bait and Tackle in Jersey City, NJ sells lots of shirts, my favorite of has the slogan "I support filet and release". Their website doesn't exist, but maybe you could call them to order one: 201-795-2529.
posted by bink at 11:19 AM on March 19, 2008

Oh my god your dad sounds awesome.
My boyfriend has this one that says "I fish because the voices in my head tell me to." I think that's pretty stupid though.
posted by thebellafonte at 1:50 PM on March 19, 2008

Bassackwards. (with a picture of fish swimming upside down)
posted by proj08 at 1:58 PM on March 19, 2008

The Wireless Catalog has several fish-related shirts. ("Fish Whisperer", "May the Fish Be With You", "On a Clear Night, I Can Hear the Fish Laughing", "I Came, I Cast, I Kicked Bass")

They also have the "Hello, My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Die." shirt which every wardrobe needs to be complete.
posted by joaquim at 2:07 PM on March 19, 2008

"Old fishermen don't die, they just smell that way."
posted by stokast at 3:12 PM on March 19, 2008

I've seen "Salmon Chanted Evening" shirts around, but don't see them with a cursory google....
posted by Rumple at 4:07 PM on March 19, 2008

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