You know you’re a real fisherman when…


You have 4 identical lures, but you spend 25$ buying two more, “just in case”.

You’ve tipped a canoe at least once.   (Bonus points if it’s in ice water)

You’re destroyed your fair share of props.


You’ve learned that “shore lunch” isn’t always as much fun as it sounds.


You’ll gladly off-r0ad for miles into the bush, at the risk of wrecking your driveshaft,  just to get to a remote lake that’s rumored to “maybe” have some trout in it.


It could be either too early or too late in the season, but either way,  you’ve fished in snow.


By trial and painful error, you’ve learned which part of the walleye NOT to grab.


You’ll burn 3500 calories in order to catch 500 calories worth of food.


You refuse to use the politically-correct gender-neutral term “fisher”.


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7 Comments on “You know you’re a real fisherman when…”

  1. Canadian Army Wife Says:

    Thanks for posting the pic of the fisher.

  2. Friar Says:

    @Army Wife

    I wonder if the CBC knows what a fisher is?

  3. Canadian Army Wife Says:

    I’ve crafted a response for you to send to any CBC journalist who upsets you about this subject.

    Dear [CBC journalist]
    A fisher is a mammal that lives in the boreal forest. They are one of the only natural predators of porcupines. Click here to see what they look like:

    Anglers are humans, either male or female that catch fish with a rod and line. Click on this link to see what an angler looks like.

    Now that you understand the difference between the two. Please use the correct term.

    Thank you very much,
    Deep Friar

    Will that work for you?

  4. Friar Says:

    @Army Wife

    Much better! 🙂

  5. Friar Says:

    @Army Wife

    The CBC started the trend 10 years ago, though they still seem to like this expression, based on this recent story.

  6. What part of the walleye did that to you? What are they like?

  7. Friar Says:

    The edges of their gills are actually quite sharp. Almost like razors. Walleye have a tendency to flare their gills out when you catch them, so you gotta be careful picking them up. But every once in a while you get dinged.

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