Oprah and waders: the backlash slowly unfurls…

Just when I’m thinking the queen of chat has got off lightly after being recently photographed in full flyfishing garb, a near-hysterical Matt Labash lives up to part of his name and puts me straight:

“The last thing we need, with declining fish populations and already over-pressured streams, is tens of thousands of more galoots following Oprah’s lead, so that they can get all kitted up in their crisp new Lady Orvis-wear, tromping through our best water with the tags still on, and spoiling the fishing for the rest of us”

The rest of us. Ah, now we’re getting to it.

Personally, I think flyfishing has survived much worse. Far more offensive, surely, is yet more traction for that awful, sanitised expression “life partner”. I gather Mesdames Winfrey and King are at pains to point out that their relationship is strictly platonic and quite frankly it’s no-one’s business but theirs.

But please: make it “friend” or “lover”. “Life partner” sounds like something you get when admin managers write love poems…

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