This week marks an anniversary from last year that Thomas Rhett would like to forget. Turns out that since he couldn’t be on the road due to quarantine, Thomas took his family to Colorado, and decided to do a little fishing.
Well, things didn’t go as planned…but Thomas did hook himself a big one…just too bad, HE was the big one.
Thomas shared the story, “Well, I’d had three or four Miller Lights, let’s just preface it with that. And I was trying to cast into the wind, and I’m not a super-experienced fly fisherman and so when I casted back and went forward, the wind took it and just whipped it right into the back of my leg. And I started limping over to my wife and I was like, ‘So what do I need to do?’ She’s like, ‘You’re gonna have to push it through the other side.’ And I was like, ‘This is gonna be terrible.’ But thank you for Miller Lite because I think it would have been a lot more painful without it.”
Taking the whole episode in stride, Thomas recalls a time when he was on a fishing trip with his Grandfather, and one of Thomas’ errant casts ended up in his Grandfather’s neck. “There was one time when I was about nine years old that I slung my rod back and I hooked him right in the neck with a treble hook. I watched a doctor pull it out, and so when I hooked myself right in the back of the leg, I looked at the sky and said, ‘God, I deserve every bit of this.'”