Friday, January 11, 2008
For the 4th year now, the Trout Bums are coming to Bend, Oregon.
They call themselves the Fish Bums, but their experiences are not always about the fishing.
Sometimes they’re about the curious situations in which they find themselves — such as drinking too much fermented “yak yogurt” and ending up passed out somewhere in the middle of frigid Mongolia.
That’s what happened to Thad Robison while he was filming “Fish Bum I: Mongolia.”
“It’s the nastiest, foulest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth,” Robison says of the potent cocktail. “It is bad. It creeps up on you. The locals knew more than they were telling us. It hit me like a freight train.”