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Because with some catches, a photo just won’t do.

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There’s a surprising number of tats out there dedicated to Dad.

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Again, with the Dad tats.

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We had to give this props because a) it wasn’t on the back or arms, and b) it suggests some cool movement.
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After Dad, you’d be surprised how many fisherman are so attached to tackle, they get the ink done.

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How in love do you have to be with a fly to have it inked on your back?

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As the folks at Wide Open Spaces put it, this is just some awesome bass kicking ass.

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Some tattoos are so beautiful, so elaborate, you can imagine just skipping Netflix for a day to look at them.

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And don’t forget Grandpa when getting your art. When Dad wasn’t available, he was there to take you out on the boat.

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Reels aren’t getting nearly as much love as rods, flys, boats and other gear in 2017 fishing tattoos.

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And the Large Mouth gets way too much love in contemporary fishing tats. Memo to self: more Billfish art!

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Finally! Our Billfish tat!

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Every now and then you realize how much space there is on a back, and how many stories can be told. Why waste a back on a single fish when you can depict an entire ecosystem.

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And what fishing body art retrospective would be complete without an homage to one of the great fishing movies of all time: “Jaws.

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Come to think of it, “Jaws” was a color film. Why do it in black and white? Look at how beautiful the scene above is with a much smaller fish than Jaws, but just as feisty.

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Finally, something to remind us all that there’s plenty of reasons we go fishing besides the fish.