Greetings scruffy nerf herders. The day has finally arrived that some of you have been waiting for since 1983—the day that you finally get to find out what happens to Luke Skywalker after Return of the Jedi. What does that have to do with fishing? Not much of anything. But that hasn’t stopped our beloved industry from getting more excited than a R2 unit struck with a blaster bolt about this week’s Star Wars The Force Awakens release. 

Here’s a look at how some manufacturers and publications are celebrating the week on social media. Let us know what you think about our winners or who we might have missed. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, head over to the Nerdist’s Star Wars Rewatch review of every film in the series thus far.

6. Simms Fishing

Any time you wear a wookie mask and waders, you qualify for a “best of” list. Wise men know to let the wookie win.

It’s not wise to low hole a wookiee. #simmsfishing #forgettheforecast

A photo posted by Simms Fishing Products (@simmsfishing) on

5. Livingston Lures

These are not the fish you are looking for. Livingston scores big points on a take from the classic scene in the original 1977 Star Wars starring Sir Alec Guinness. It’s one of our first interactions with stormtroopers, and a great way to keep nosey fishermen off of your favorite spot.

Become a Master at keeping people Off your Spot…#HumpDayHumor

Posted by Livingston Lures on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

4. St. Croix Rods

“Join me and we can rule the galaxy together as father and son!”- Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Croix heads to the Dark Side by borrowing a line from one of the most famous moments in cinematic history: the moment that we finally learn that (SPOILER ALERT), Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Search your feelings, you know this meme to be true.

Yes We Can!

Posted by St. Croix Rods on Thursday, December 17, 2015

4. Humminbird

Who knew that bass pro Jamey Caldwell was a member of the Rebel Alliance? ‘Bird scores points here for going with a scene from this week’s The Force Awakens trailer: the first scene ever in which we see X-Wing’s flying over water. Watch the trailer

Fighting the Dark Side.

Posted by Humminbird on Thursday, December 17, 2015

3. Ice Fishing

The Battle of Hoth is widely regarded as the greatest battle scene in all of the Star Wars movies, and barring something completely unexpected and mind-blowing in The Force Awakens, it’s set to stay that way. What you might not have noticed in the original Battle of Hoth was ice fishing pioneer Brian “Bro” Brosdahl using his Sith powers for sport amongst the cacophony of the attack on the Rebel base.

Lightsabering holes on a lake near you. BRIAN BROSDAHL PROMOTIONS Humminbird St. Croix Rods Aqua-Vu Frabill #icefishing

Posted by Ice Fishing on Thursday, December 17, 2015

2. IFISH w/ Tackleworld

This is what happens when you get bored in the Dune Sea. Hopefully he catches a Sarlacc. Having a real stormtrooper in a real photo on the actual ocean bumps this post up to numero dos.

Some people are very excited about the new STAR WARS movie! Scott Loxley, dressed as a storm trooper, does a spot of fishing off Broome. TEAM IFISH

Posted by IFISH w TACKLEWORLD on Thursday, November 26, 2015

1. Fly Fishing with a Light Saber

Nothing could be cooler. Nothing. Extra points for making a video.

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Joe Sills
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Joe Sills is the Digital Editor of Fishing Tackle Retailer. His work has appeared on websites like Bassmaster.com, IGN.com, Bass Quest and right here every week at FTR. Follow him on Twitter or Instagram for live updates from the field: @joesills.

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