JINGLE BEADS – A Holiday Fly Fishing Carol


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We at 5280 Angler celebrate all styles of fly fishing, so long as everyone is having fun and being good stewards of the resource.  With light hearts, rattling bead boxes, and holiday spirits high, we offer you this riff on Jingle Bells. It’s best read (or sung) with a chilled glass of EGGnog and the finest of caviar…

DISCLAIMER: We don’t condone low-HO-HO-HO-ling of any kind…No exceptions. Not even for Santa!


JINGLE BEADS 

Adapted by 5280 Angler®. Sung to “Jingle Bells.”
Best accompanied by bead box maracas…

Fishing the North Fork of the South Platte River

(Verse 1)

Fishing with fake roe,

On a 5 weight every day,

To the trout we’ll throw,

Laughing all the way! – HA! HA! HA!

 

Pegged eggs are the thing,

Tight lines and spirits bright.

What fun it is to peg a bead,

And fish with one tonight!

 

(Chorus)

Oh, jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh, what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

HEY! Jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

(Verse 2)

A day or two ago,

I thought I’d take a ride.

And soon to my delight,

The river was in sight!

 

My rod was rigged up right,

With 3x and some weight,

My beads were pegged in tight,

With trout I had a date!

 

Oh, jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh, what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

HEY! Jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

(Verse 3)

So I low-holed streamer Frank,

He was stripping pretty flies.

I was making bank,

All Frank could do was sigh.

 

‘Ol Frank was feeling dissed,

As the tears filled up his eyes.

Another I just missed,

WHOOMP! There ‘tis. That’s twenty-five!

 

Oh, jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh, what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

HEY! Jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

(Verse 4)

Oh now the water’s ripe,

So hit it while you’re young.

Catch those ‘bows tonight,

And sing this bead egg song!

 

Just get a kype-jawed buck,

Post it to your Facebook feed.

That big bad fish – it wasn’t luck,

It’s ‘cuz you hucked a BEAD!

 

Oh, jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

 

HEY! Jingle beads, jingle beads,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to fish,

With trout beads every day!

photo by B. Helgeson


The author - hopes for stockings full of beads every year...

The author – hoping for a stocking full of beads…


We wish you all a happy holiday season with friends and family!

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