fishing for words

(and tossing out random thoughts)

a not-so-rugged Bass Pro woman


Would a Rugged Eddie Bauer Man or his more “metro” cousin want a Bass Pro Woman?

On the water, particularly from a distance, there’s an unsexy equality brought about by waders that usually don’t fit well, a vest that bulges in all the wrong places and hats that should shelter a small family. Longer hair might be a giveaway, but I’ve met a fair share of more liberal men on the water, so don’t trust that as a sign of gender. It seems this is slowly changing, at least on the waders front.

Bass Pro Lingerie Email

The email.

But yes, in the inbox the other day, that was an email from Bass Pro Shops with a subject line reading, “Shop Our Valentine Lingerie.” Nothing like a pink camisole trimmed in Realtree® camo… (Please, let’s keep the jokes clean.)

The occasions that found me visiting the Manteca, Calif., Bass Pro Shops store, it has only been a because it’s a convenient stop on the drive to the Sierra foothills (and because there aren’t any good, easily accessed fly shops along the route). I only pass by the women’s clothing department on the way to pick up some tippet or leader, and I’ve never seen any lingerie on display, but it’s clear the retailer is taking aim at indoor recreation.

However, I don’t think lingerie will do a great job of wicking away moisture under breathable waders.


9 thoughts on “a not-so-rugged Bass Pro woman

  1. What is the world coming to? Camo lingerie that makes the wearer disappear into the bush? Outrageous.

  2. Strikes me with a similar feeling to the day I realized REI sold diaper bags. Not “backpacks” mind you — full on diaper bags. *sigh*

  3. Bet the next ad you get will be for Victoria’s Secrets camo underwear!

  4. I do not even know what to say- but they wouldn’t be selling it if people weren’t buying it.

    • Really don’t think I want to meet the folks who buy lingerie at Bass Pro…but it does offer one an excuse to swing by the store, “I’m doing some Valentine’s Day shopping, honey. I’ll be back in about four, five hours.” Just gotta make sure the right gift – not the new reel or rod – is wrapped in the heart-bedecked box.

  5. I get all my undies and frillys at Bass Pro. I can’t wait for their swimming suit edition to come out!

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