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August 9th, 1999
All About Guides
by Ed Zern
From To Hell With Fishing published by
D. Appleton-Century, 1945
No wonder normal people can't stand fishermen. Fishermen
can't stand each other. They have to pay people to keep them
Guides are people who can stand anybody. For seven dollars
a day and their keep, they will associate with fishermen.
For eight dollars a day, who knows what they
In the evening, guides sit around the campfire and spit in it.
They like to hear the sizzle. After a day of fishing, it makes
My friend Lyman Clark went moose-hunting. He asked his
India guide what he should do. The guide took him to a clearing,
"You sittum down on stump. Me blow in birchbark horn,
makum noise like cow moose in heat. Bull moose, he hearum.
Run like hell ketchum cow. Me keep on blowum horn. Bull
moose runnum in clearing.. You shootum. You shootum good.
You no shootum, bull moose rapum guide."
Fishermen call guides "picturesque." Guides call fishermen
The other guides know what they mean. ~ Ed Zern
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