fishing for words

(and tossing out random thoughts)

how to bully your way on to any water, haul friends and beer, and look awesome doing it


On a stream last week my needs (a solid and reliable rod and reel) transcended desires (the latest and greatest gear). Maybe it’s the fact that I landed a good number of fish, and not one looked at my rod in disgust. (I did get the downturned eye of disdain, but only once they were in the net.)

And while that argument has been settled, this week it’s become clear that I’ll forever covet any conveyance that’ll get me to the water with a dollop of awesomeness.

Nothing screams “Get off my lawn river!” like three tons of vintage Dodge Power Wagon.

Legacy Power Wagon

Legacy Classic Trucks brought this beast to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The Legacy Power Wagon is available in a two-door configuration for the less social fly fishermen and a four door for those friends who bring beer. Engine options are either a 426-cubic-inch V8 with 425 horsepower from Mopar or a 3.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel four-cylinder good for 480 pound-feet of torque. This one would set you back about $180,000. Equal to just a few Helios 2 rods, huh? Best of all, you can pick one up at the workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyo., not too far some decent fishing.


3 thoughts on “how to bully your way on to any water, haul friends and beer, and look awesome doing it

  1. Oh, man…I’ve always fancied the Power Wagon; the older the better. I do not believe there was ever a more iconic name given to a vehicle than that. Prius is a close second, but it’s no Power Wagon. Sweet rig. Bet is has a suspension like a Cadillac.

  2. I might opt for the single-row cab, no reason to disclose my secret fishing spots to TOO many people…just have to bring my own beer.

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