But what to call you ?

So I have been getting a little envious of all the patter going down on some of the blogs and websites that I read. Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground has good patter and affectionately calls his readers “Undergrounders”. I like that; its a good ways of making people feel welcome and part of a community. Over at the Sexyloops website they went for “Sexyloopers” or just plain old “Loopers”. It got me thinking about how I could embrace my own readers with a catchy moniker that I could pull out the hat rather than some bloke that fishes the Kelvin mailed me. Of course it should also embrace anyone that does not actually fish the Kelvin (most of my visitors are from the States oddly enough) so anyone that reads this blog and has their own little personal stream that they call their home water can become part of my little alliance.

So I thought about it and I think I may have come up with something that just might fit. Of course, it had to do with the Kelvin and consequently embrace the true surrealism of fishing somewhere that has fridge freezers littering the river bank. That I suppose, plus the fact the vast majority of fishers on The Kelvin are absolutely hard as nails and must be given a suitable title to go along with it has got me thinking about fridge freezers, now that rang a bell in my subconscious and I had a little glimmering of an idea! I could maybe use it? But could I pull it off?
Quite frankly if I cant pull it off I can conveniently forget about it and never mention it again the way I do with anything that doesnt pan out the way I planned.
So from now on I am going to call you all¦


Yes, yes I know I am a genius, I should have done this years ago. It ties in rather nicely with the fridge freezer theme – gives a kind of edgy feel, even a bit hard maybe!

Ha- have a read on this from Wiki:

Kelvinator is an appliance company owned by Electrolux of Sweden since 1986. It takes its name from William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, who developed the concept of absolute zero and for whom the Kelvin temperature scale is named. The name was thought appropriate for a company that manufactured ice-boxes and domestic refrigerators.

I think I might design a fly around it, well when I say design a fly what I mean is take someone elses idea, add a bit of deer hair or splash on a bit of CDC and call it a Kelvinator fly.

Classy or what ?


  1. GL · February 7, 2007


  2. Wyatt · February 7, 2007

    Kelvinators: Tough as nails, harder than woodpecker lips.

  3. Alistair · February 7, 2007

    Hey GL,
    They are all good, although Kelvinoids sounds a bit like an embaressing medical complaint.

    Wyatt, love the tag line, I might just use that 🙂


  4. alan atkins · February 7, 2007

    I’m all for Kelvinators

  5. Alex · February 7, 2007

    Sounds to me like a ruthless killing machine, sent back in time to protect the Kelvin from a self-aware mechatronic army hell-bent on taking undersize fish, dropping litter and generally reducing the World to a pitiful husk of indignation.

    I’m imagining something akin to the character ‘sub-zero’ from another Arnie classic, The Running Man.

    Hasta la vista, baby.

  6. Murdock · February 7, 2007

    Count me among the ranks of the Kelvinators. I always wanted to be a Kelvinator ever since I had a lady ask for one of them at the hardware store I worked after college. I was the Credit Manager and this older lady had applied for a credit card to buy a refrigerator. She came back to the office and I asked if I could help her. She said in her deep southern drawl, “I came to check on the Kelvinator to see if it had passed.” ……ummm I guess you had to be there but I still remember it 18 years later…. Oh well I suppose you did have to be there….

  7. Charlie dunn · February 7, 2007

    I dont believe it!Icatchkelvinsalmon has been calling me the kelvinator for about three seasons now-no way did i think anybody else would start using this moniker-spooky or what?

  8. Alistair · February 7, 2007

    Charlie Dunn the Kelvinator: Tough as nails, harder than woodpecker lips


    I should make you buy a T shirt or something !

  9. Tom Chandler · February 7, 2007

    Excellent idea! As I read the first bit of the post – and realized you were leading up to a nickname – “Kelvinator” leapt to mind.

    Then it appeared scrolling up from the bottom of the screen.

    Clearly, twisted minds think alike.

    I’d be proud to be a Kelvinator (“Hot even at absolute zero”).

  10. Alistair · February 7, 2007

    ”Hot even at absolute zero”

    Yegads – a fantastic tagline 🙂


  11. Charlie dunn · February 7, 2007

    I think its decided then—we are the kelvinators!!!

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