Ep. 131: Darcizzle on “Fishing in Bikinis”
Darcie Arahill, also known by her handle Darcizzle, started fishing as a little girl. Based in Florida, she focuses on saltwater species, particularly those found offshore. After quitting her office job, Darcie made the decision to become a full-time angler and YouTuber in hopes she might inspire others to get outdoors. I met with Darcie at her home in Florida to pick her brain about being a female in the fishing industry. Darcie is known for her bikini videos, so I hoped she’d be willing to talk to me about the stigma of women fishing half naked.
Truthfully, I didn’t give her a heads-up about any of this. I’d reached out to several women who’d gained notoriety through similar videos but none of them responded to me, so I was terrified she’d turn down my request for an interview. Darcie responded with kindness and professionalism and soon we’d locked in a date.
In this episode of Anchored, I learn more about Darcie as we discuss how her career took off, what her long-term plan is, and her thoughts on the objectification of women, all while sitting through some uncomfortable conversation about if what we wear to go fishing really matters.