You know you’re a real fisherman when…

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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: http://www.borealforest.org/zoo/fisher.htm

    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. http://www.naples-marco-island-florida.com/hot-fish-two.html

    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.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/03/19/mb-water-rescue-ice-fisher-powerview-manitoba.html


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

  7. Friar Says:

    @Steph
    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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