Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.

— Ed Zern

The most craziest Ed Zern quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

...there are few things deader than a dead brown trout stream.

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People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen.

The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing.

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The best time to go fishing is when you can

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The chief difference between big-game fishing and weightlifting is that weightlifters never clutter up their library walls with stuffed barbells

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Fly fishing or any other sport fishing, is an end in itself and not a game or competition among fishermen. . . .

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I make it a rule never to weigh or measure a fish I've caught, but simply to estimate its dimensions as accurately as possible, and then, when telling about it, to improve these figures by roughly a fifth, or twenty percent. I do this mainly because most people believe all fishermen exaggerate by at least twenty percent, and so I allow for the discounting my audience is almost certain to apply.

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I get all the truth I need in the newspaper every morning, and every chance I get I go fishing, or swap stories with fishermen to get the taste of it out of my mouth.

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... it takes several years of serious fishing before a man learns enough to go through a whole season with an unblemished record of physical and spiritual anguish.

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The truth is, fish have very little sex life.

If you have ever tried to make love under water, you will know why.

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Most fishing rods work better if you grasp them at the thick end.

If you grasp a fisherman at the thick end, you may get a thumb bit off.

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Contrary to common belief, it is not true that if you cut a worm-fisherman in half, each half will grow into a complete fisherman. For which we should all be eternally grateful.

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I don't regard nature as a spectator sport.

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About Ed Zern

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Columnist
Birthday December 13, 1910

I don't mind my hand shaking so much; it improves my S cast.

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It is easy to tell tourists from tarpon.

Tarpon have a narrow, bony plate inside the mouth of their lower jaw. Tourists have both upper and lower plates.

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