Zern'isms

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by para_adams, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. para_adams

    para_adams Active Member

    Two favorites:

    "Some wise guy once defined a fishing line as a piece of string with a worm on one end and a damn fool on the other. This is a silly definition, of course, for many fishermen use flies instead of worms."
    "Fish is brain food. People who eat fish have large, well-developed brains. People with large, well-developed brains don't fish. It's that simple."
    :p
     
  2. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    i don't remember any quotes, but i grew up on ed zern stuff and still have very fond memories of waiting for the next issue to be waiting in the mail box after school.
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    "Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it."
    "If fishing is like religion, then fly-fishing is high church."
     
  4. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Yeah, I remember reading his columns in Field and Stream as a kid. He was one of my favorites.