I have heard of guys with cuddly blow-up girlfriends, but not so much with cuddly stuffed animals.
At least not where they would take them out in public.
And especially not on a fishing trip.
I know that some guys are death on having a fishing partner go all blabbing about their favorite secret spot.
Especially if it is after the first time that they took the guy there. And likely the last time. To anywhere.
So I guess it is understandable that a perfect angling partner would be one that provides good company, doesn’t talk too much or guzzle all the cold beer. And doesn’t go telling everyone where they hooked the lunkers.
I can see one advantage with this guy’s fishing buddy; no fishing license required.
On the other hand, most of your fishing accomplices don’t require a rabies vaccination.