the hydro-archives

Fishing Stories

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Classic Catches… Hydro-Edition

At the Hydro-Derby HQ we love to appropriate a good idea and make it our own… As the Hydro-Derby spreads like a bad case of crabs through a college dorm it is time we look back at some of the lesser known triumphs that have come to define this sport of champions. Everyone who was … Continue reading

Great Hydro Derbyists Through Time: Santiago

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish” As we continue to journey through the annals of Hydro Derby Mythology we alight today on the sandy shores of Hemingway’s Cuba. So mix yourself a Mojito, spark up … Continue reading

Great Hydro Derbyists Through (future) Time: 2030

It has come to our attention at Hydro Derby HQ that those fellow Derbyists across the Tasman have their cunning eyes firmly set on the on the future. Not content to merely chase sheep with Velcro gloves recent reports have them breeding an elite squad of Hydro Derby competitors, with Helen Clark recently declaring in … Continue reading

Great Hydro Derbyists Through Time: Captain Ahab

Who the hell is this ancient Hydro Derbyist Captain Ahab? He is the mofo captain of the Pequod who is driven by a monomaniacal desire to kill the great Moby Dick (the basis for the Led Zeppelin song) and chase him across the seven seas with his band of whaling minions. Captain Ahab was so intense, he would … Continue reading

The one that got away…

The line screams!  Your rod is bent over!  The adrenalin is flowing!  “Big one!, I’ll need another beer” you yell out.  And then… the pressure is suddenly missing.  It takes a few seconds of futile reeling for the horrible truth to sink in.  The hunker fish is gone!  As your heart sinks, you finish your … Continue reading