Lady angler gives fishing a strange new hotness

Lady angler gives fishing a strange new hotness

Professional angler Delayne Collins (@DelayneNicole) takes pride in such titles as the “Bikini Bassmaster” and “the Kate Upton of bass fishing.”  She may be in a male-dominated sport, but according to The Washington Free Beacon and sports-centric Busted Coverage, the native Floridian doesn’t shy away from showing off the feminine side of angling.

Standing political correctness on its head, Collins and her old-fashioned appeal are single-handedly drawing more women to sport fishing, or “angling,” as the pros call it. A recent study by the Outdoor Foundation indicated that roughly 47 million fellow Americans cast their lines in 2012.  A whopping 4.5 million of those were trying fishing for the first time in their lives — and a record 41 percent of the new anglers were of the fairer sex. It’s a fair assumption that Collins had something to do with that.

But don’t be fooled by the traditional girly look.  Collins may have the face and physique of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover girl, but she could well aspire to grace the cover of Sport Fishing Magazine.  The Fort Lauderdale resident is no novice: she’s been hooked on fishing since she was barely old enough to handle a pole. At the tender age of three, she was already learning the difference between crankbaits and jigs.

And she’s in the “big boys” league in the fishing world.  Collins has already landed a nine and a half pound bass. That less than one pound away from the world record.

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T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.