Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bald-faced fish stories

"... I caught 96 brookies in 45 minutes," said the red-bearded liar sitting adjacent to me at the tire shop. The shop employee and I, who had been engaged in a pleasant fly fishing exchange, gave each other a quick glance of "sure ya did, pal".
Exaggeration is commonplace in recalling fish tales, but let's not treat our fellow anglers as stupid. That's one fish every 28.125 seconds, including cast, rise, hook set, battle, landing and release.
Hundred-fish days, while possible, are often questioned and rarely occur. Hundred-fish hours, are bald-faced lies.

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