Who Should I Hide Behind in a Barfight?
According a recent CNN article, some would-be thieves didn’t realize they were cruisin’ for a bruisin’ when they tried to rob an Australian nightclub. A group of hardcore bikers called The Southern Cross Cruiser Club were actually holding their group meeting at the same bar and foiled the robbers’ nefarious plot in a gritty display of heroism.
Despite the fact that the masked perpetrators were wielding knives and machetes, the bikers attacked them with chairs and tables, chased them into the parking lot, threw a table at the getaway car, and hogtied one of the guys with electrical tape.
Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so. The Southern Cross Cruiser website is on fire with people from around the globe leaving messages on their guestbook, celebrating their barroom bravery.
So it got me thinking…had it been a meeting of fly fishermen instead of bikers, would the outcome have been the same? Would anglers kick some robber butt?
Perhaps we need to be more specific. For example, would it make a difference if it were a meeting of flytyers versus casting instructors? Freshwater guides or saltwater captains? Outfitters or well-outfitted clients? Outdoor journalists or new media filmmakers? Steelheaders or bass fishermen?
I can say this. If the robbers had masks that said NESTLE or t-shirts that said I [HEART] DONNY BEAVER, then my money’s on TC from the Trout Underground to clean the floor with them.
And it probably goes without saying I’d feel pretty safe if the boys from Buster Wants to Fish were there to unleash all hell.
But what do you think? Who within our “quiet” sport is most likely to take care of business in a barroom brawl?