- Outlander -Watch Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish Try Their Hand At Fishing In This 'Men In Kilts' Clip
Outlander fans already have an established love for men in kilts. But Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's new show is also proving that men in tiny gloves deserve some love too. In a new clip from Men in Kilts, the Outlander castmates go fishing where McTavish seems to do less fishing and far more ribbing of Heughan. The video is only 30 seconds long, but this voyeuristic look into their teasing friendship is exactly what Outlander fans are in store for when Men in Kilts premieres.
The clip shows the pals on the fishing vessel the Carisma with Heughan and McTavish rocking yellow waders over their (no doubt) Scottish woolen sweaters. While McTavish has on a flat cap, Heughan's head is bare. But he doesn't mind some wind in his hair and is far more worried about another clothing accessory... his stylish but functional blue gloves. Heughan wonders if he should have gotten some bigger gloves for this expedition, but McTavish begs to differ. "That's a really good fit for you," he tells Heughan. "It's a child's large." Heughan just solemnly nods and takes the hit in stride.
Tiny hands aside, Heughan gets set to working on the boat. (Again, something McTavish seems to do none of.) As the trawl net is put into the water, Heughan directs his fellow (unseen) fishermen. "That's it, keep going," he says, before quickly admitting, "I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll pretend." Good thing his day job is acting. (I asked my husband, who used to work on fishing boats, how he would describe this fishing net apparatus, to which he replied, "Fishing gear is confusing as fuck." So Heughan apparently has a very good reason to be confused.)
In the official Men in Kilts trailer, there were additional clips of Heughan and McTavish on this boat. After a seemingly hard (pretend) day's work, Heughan says, "Thank you for having us, captain. If you could take us back to shore, that would be great. Make it so." With his point and "Make it so" quip, he was channeling none other than Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard — the very show that Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore got his start on.
As for the boat the Carisma, it belongs to Kirk Doig of Carisma Seafoods, which boasts on their website that they are a sustainable fishing operation. The name of the company comes from the "prawn trawler" that Heughan and McTavish are on, located in Fife, Scotland. This prawn fishing trip wasn't featured in the book Clanlands, so it will be a new adventure for fans when Men in Kilts airs on Feb. 14 on Starz. Unfortunately, the Carisma was wrecked in November 2020 after Men in Kilts was filmed, but a GoFundMe page was established to help the company.
While Heughan may have no idea what he's doing on the vessel, his Outlander character would probably have fared far better. Not unexpectedly, Jamie knows a thing or two about fishing, as he showed his secret son Willie how to catch a fish with "bare hands and a tickle" in Season 4's "Blood of My Blood." But could Jamie Fraser trawl for prawn? Well, yeah probably, cause Jamie can do anything.
But who needs fishing skills when you have self-deprecating humor? And as Heughan and McTavish attempt more adventures in their native Scotland in Men in Kilts, there's bound to be plenty more good-natured razzing by these Men in Child-Sized Gloves.