6 Things Never to Say to Your Fishing Partner

May 17, 2012

in News, Tips

Don't Say to Your Buddy

"Your fish is not very big."

There’s no denying it – when you’re out on the water, you can have a very big impact on your fishing partner’s pysche and/or karma.

Here are 6 things that, in our opinion, you should never say to your fishing partner.

Never Say This to Your Fishing Partner

  1. “I wouldn’t fish that fly, but sure – give it a go.”
  2. [On a flat with partner on the bow, fish approaching] “That’s the biggest tarpon/permit/bonefish I’ve ever seen in my life.”
  3. “Man it’s relaxing out here, but aren’t you worried about that big meeting tomorrow?”
  4. [Immediately after the loss of a fish] “That’s the biggest fish I’ve ever seen in my life.”
  5. “That knot looks a little funky, but I wouldn’t worry about it.”
  6. “Hey, wanna split this banana?”

OK, you all fish a lot and we know you’ve heard some gems out there.  You can probably even top our top 6.  What’s the worst thing you’ve heard from your fishing partner?  Leave us a comment and let us know!

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Fer von der Assen January 24, 2013 at 5:14 am

“Crack!” when my boat partner sat on the tip of my favorite Orvis lake rod. Followed by “What did that little rod cost you?”

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