To say that so-called Political Correctness has taken its toll on on anything and everything with even a whiff of traditional or conservative values just might be a bit of an understatement. But it seems that professional angler Delayne Collins (@DelayneNicole) takes pride in having such titles as the “Bikini Bassmaster” and also “the Kate Upton of bass fishing” with pride. As reported by The Washington Free Beacon on July 17, 2014 and also by the sports-centric Busted Coverage news portal on July 16, 2014, the native Floridian doesn’t quite shy away from flaunting her nine and a half pounders for the camera.
Undoubtedly, much to the chagrin of more than a few progressive and forward thinking feminists, Collins is single-handedly championing the cause of drawing more and more women to sport fishing, or “angling” as the pros prefer call it. And to ensure the big boys in the fishing world take note of her, Collins has already landed a nine and a half pound bass. That less than one pound away from the world record.
The Fort Lauderdale resident may have the face and physique that could easily land her on the cover of the likes of Sports Illustrated or Women’s Health Magazine, but the smart
money is on Collin’s hankering to possibly one day grace the cover of Sport Fishing Magazine.
In a recent study commissioned by the Outdoor Foundation, roughly 47 million fellow Americans cast their lines in 2012. Of that number, a whopping 4.5 million of those were trying fishing for the first time in their lives.
What’s even more impressive is that 41 percent of aquatic newbies were of the fairer sex, which is a record. It’s a fair assumption that Collins had something to do with that.