‘Happy Days’ Icon Henry Winkler Hilariously Detailed His Fly-Fishing Escapades: ‘I’ve Got a Problem’

by Keeli Parkey
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When you’re enjoying the great outdoors there will be times that you will encounter issues. If you have experts along with you to help you on your way you a very lucky indeed. This is a fact of outdoor life that “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler knows all too well.

It turns out that the man who famously brought the character Arthur “The Fonz” or “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, to life really, really enjoys being in the great outdoors. Specifically, Winkler enjoys fishing. One of the most interesting methods of fishing is fly fishing.

Winkler enjoys this method. And, being the nice guy he is, he is well aware that other people contribute to his joy in the water.

During a 2019 interview with WGN-TV, this “Happy Days” star talked about the men who helped him enjoy his time away from Hollywood on the water. And, Winkler was not shy to acknowledge the efforts those men performed so that he could enjoy his fishing experience.

‘Happy Days’ Star Henry Winkler Said He Relies on ‘the Kindness’ of Others While Fishing

The conversation began when the “Happy Days” icon Henry Winkler was asked to share details about his fly-fishing experiences. The interviewer said: “Vince wants to know, ‘Being an avid fly fisherman, do you make your own flies?'”

In fact, according to what Winkler shared in 2019, he relies on the assistance of a few gentlemen to help make his fishing expeditions a success.

“No. I don’t,” Winkler said. “I depend upon the kindness of Justin. Justin is my guide. Jason is my guide. Rowan was my guide.”

Turns out, it is these fishing experts who provided the “Happy Days” star with some of what he needs to fish successfully.

“They have boxes and boxes of these little tiny things that I have no idea how to make,” Henry Winkler said.

The sitcom icon then recounted the very simple strategy he has for having a very successful fishing voyage.

“I go there. I stand in the boat, I get tangled,” Winkler said.

It is at this point that the beloved television star puts the skills he learned playing Fonzie on “Happy Days” to use. He also knows how to have a lot of fun while fishing.

“I turn my rod,” the “Happy Days” icon said. “I say, ‘Oh, Jason, I’ve got a problem. And then I light a cigar and enjoy Idaho.”

Honestly, who wouldn’t want to go fishing with Henry Winkler? Most “Happy Days” fans would be lined up for a chance!

It was during June 2021 that Henry Winkler was spending some very “happy days” (pun intended) on the water fishing. He showed off some of the success he had fishing via Twitter. His success was a beautiful trout. And he showed it off on a beautiful day. What makes the photo even better is just how happy Winkler is when this photo was captured.

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